Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is one of the comedic comforts that we have during these dark times. From literally blowing up 2016 to being sued by the coal industry, John Oliver continues to be one of the best funny people talking about current events today.
The man is chaotic good personified. Trust me. I live in the WNEP viewing area. People are talking about that damn train he had made. It continues on as one of the funniest things I have ever seen in my years living in the Scranton area.
Last Week Tonight is definitely one of the best “variety” programs on television with in-depth looks at particular topics to short, quick bites of news. Oliver has his razor wit and wry humor out in an instant. No one is safe.
So the fact that show has been renewed through 2020 should not come as a surprise to anyone. Thirty episodes will be produced each season for the show.
This year Last Week Tonight is up for eight Emmys. It won two at the Creative Arts Emmy ceremonies for Best Picture Editing and Best Interactive Program. Last year, it won three for Best Variety Talk Series, Best Writing, and Best Picture Editing.
HBO Programming President Casey Bloys said on the show’s renewal: “We are thrilled to have John Oliver as an integral part of the HBO family and to continue to share his comedic brilliance with the world.”
As to his show’s renewal, Oliver kept it real in his statement.
“First: I firmly disagree with everything Casey just said. Second: We’re very grateful to Richard Plepler, Casey and everyone at HBO for letting us continue to do whatever it is we actually do. And finally: We’d also like to thank our staff for all their hard work. We’re incredibly proud of all of you, and rather than tell you that to your face, we’d like to do it in the cold, dispassionate form of a press release.”
Last Week Tonight airs Sundays at 11/10c on HBO.
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