VIDEO: John Oliver Introduces Viewers to Two 'Terrifying' GOP Elected Officials
On last night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT, host John Oliver focused on recent local elections in Texas which yielded, in his words "terrifying results" with the election of two Republican officials. Below, Oliver explains how the GOP is still doing damage control!
Presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, as well as addressing broader issues, the Emmy-winning LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER continued its fourth season SUNDAY, MARCH 26th (11:00-11:40 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. The show is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.
The show is the only weekly news-oriented comedy series to be presented on Sunday night. Taped in New York a few hours before it debuts on HBO, the show features a mix of Oliver's topical commentary, pre-taped pieces and occasional guests.
In 2016, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER received three Primetime Emmys®, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series and Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming.
In 2015, the show received an Emmy® in the category of Outstanding Interactive Program. The show was honored at the 21st Critics Choice Awards in the category of Best Talk Show, and received a Peabody Award, as well as Writers Guild Award in the category of Comedy/Variety (Including Talk)?-?Series.
LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER is produced for HBO by Avalon Television; executive producers, John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton, Jon Thoday, James Taylor; director, Paul Pennolino.