Last Week Tonight

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Last Week Tonight is a comedy show on HBOWikipedia hosted by British-American comedian John Oliver.Wikipedia The show profiles current news stories and includes a detailed segment focusing on a specific topic of interest. Last Week Tonight has profiled the following notable subjects:

Donald 'Drumpf'[edit]

Last Week Tonight's most watched segment discusses Donald Trump, which popularized the term Donald Drumpf.Wikipedia[15][16]

Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption[edit]

Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption was the name of the parody church that Oliver created to mock televangelists and expose holes in the United States tax code pertaining to churches. In the typical style of televangelists, he asked for seed money so that "great things will happen to you".

The church was eventually dissolved and all money sent to the charity Médecins Sans FrontièresWikipedia, as originally announced, attributing the dissolution to being sent massive bags of seeds, a four-foot-tall wooden dong, and five packets of semen. Really.[17]

Nuclear Waste[edit]

John Oliver made highly misleading claims in a video about nuclear waste. This video has been addressed in an article by a scientist.[18] Another researcher has also addressed this issue.[19]

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References[edit]

  1. Death Penalty, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), 5 May 2014.
  2. FIFA and the World Cup, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), 8 June 2014.
  3. FIFA II, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), 1 June 2015.
  4. Alex Jones, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), 31 July 2017.
  5. The IRS, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), 12 April 2015.
  6. Net Neutrality, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), 1 June 2014.
  7. Online harassment, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), 21 June 2015.
  8. Predatory Lending, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), 11 August 2014.
  9. Sex Education, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), 9 August 2015.
  10. Televangelists, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), 16 August 2015.
  11. Torture, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), 14 June 2015.
  12. Transgender Rights, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), 28 June 2015.
  13. Translators, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), 19 October 2014.
  14. USPS, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), 11 May 2020.
  15. Donald Trump, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), 28 February 2016.
  16. John Oliver slams Trump, a.k.a. Donald ‘Drumpf,’ for 22 brutal minutes. The Washington Post, 29 February 2016.
  17. John Oliver's Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption, September 2015.
  18. [1], John Oliver on nuclear waste
  19. [2],Addressing John Oliver: Why nuclear waste isn't being mishandled