Following last month's announcement that Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is set to debut next month, HBO has released the first trailer for this weekly talk show. Presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver will debut Sunday April 27 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), with other weekly editions debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time on HBO. Watch as John Oliver breaks down how he will attempt to cover the news on just a weekly basis.
An Emmy and Writer's Guild Award-winning writer, John Oliver was previously a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, joining the show in 2006. He first came to prominence as a cutting-edge political stand-up performer in the UK with a string of TV appearances and sold-out solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival. Oliver won the Breakout Award at the Aspen Comedy Festival in 2007 and went on to write and star in the Comedy Central stand-up special John Oliver: Terrifying Times followed by the series John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show, which he has hosted for four seasons. With longtime collaborator Andy Zaltzman, Oliver co-writes and co-presents the popular weekly satirical podcast The Bugle, which currently receives more than 500,000 downloads a month. He also has a recurring role on the comedy series Community.
Oliver's tenure as guest host on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in summer 2013 prompted critical raves. The New York Times called him "clever and winning," while TV Guide proclaimed, "John Oliver shines." The Los Angeles Times described him as "instantly memorable," and said, "John Oliverhas proven himself funny in many venues."