“Sometimes we don’t want a British man yelling at us about how the world is ending for a whole hour…” Last Week Tonight is coming back to HBO on 2/12/17, but as John Oliver learned from this trailer, it’s definitely not HBO’s most eagerly-anticipated series.
Last Week Tonight
(PG-13: Language) Last Week Tonight takes on the formidable fortresses of douchebaggery that are multilevel marketing companies. With lobbyists and money on their side, it’s up to us to raise awareness about their employees-as-customers pyramid (shaped) schemes.
(PG-13: Language) Last Week Tonight takes on credit reports, i.e. quantified prejudice. If there are errors in a credit company’s report, the burden of correcting those is inexplicably placed on the victims. So the show gave these vile companies a dose of their own medicine.
(PG-13: Language) Last Week Tonight looks at daily fantasy sports companies, which let you bet – and win – real money on short term performances of athletes or teams. They’re using a legal loophole so that they won’t be classified as gambling, and remain unregulated.
(PG-13: Language) Last Week Tonight looks at government policies and stigmas that make it very hard for even low-level offenders in the US to rehabilitate, causing many of them to eventually end up in jail once again – an inefficient and most of all inhumane system.
(PG-13: Language) Last Week Tonight indulges in the dying tradition of gossiping about one’s neighbor. On the eve of the Canadian federal election, LWT takes a look at the candidates for prime minister and urges Canadians to stop supporting the incumbent Stephen Harper.