BWW TV: LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER Premieres on HBO; Watch a Clip!
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver debuted last night, Sunday April 27th on HBO. The show featured an exclusive interview with former NSA Head Keith Alexander. Check out a clip from the premiere episode below!
About LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER:
Presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver debuts SUNDAY, APRIL 27 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), with other weekly shows debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time on HBO. This week's edition of the topical half-hour comedy series features the first interview with Gen. Keith Alexander since he retired as director of the National Security Agency and head of U.S. Cyber Command.
Other HBO playdates: April 27 (1:30 a.m.), 28 (8:30 p.m., 3:15 a.m.), 29 (10:00 p.m.) and 30 (midnight), and May 1 (6:15 p.m.), 4 (12:30 p.m.), 25 (1:30 a.m.) and 26 (5:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: April 28 (5:30 p.m.) and 29 (9:30 p.m.), and May 2 (8:30 p.m.), 3 (midnight) and 4 (6:30 p.m.)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver is the only weekly news-oriented comedy series to be presented on Sunday night. Taped on Sunday evening in New York a few hours before it debuts on HBO, each edition of the show will feature a mix of Oliver's topical commentary on the previous week's events, pre-taped pieces and an interview.
According to a recent GQ article, Oliver excels at making "blackhearted satirical cracks, whistling through the studio air like ninja stars," while TIME magazine has written that Oliver reports the news "with all of the bemused incredulousness it deserves." The Washington Post observed that "the Oliver twist on the news...could vault 'Last Week' to the top of the crowded ranks of TV shows making merry at the expense of the news and the news media."