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John Oliver’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ Debuts in April on HBO

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Fans of Jon Stewart’s Daily Show know John Oliver as the British, somewhat snarky (but always smart) correspondent — and as last year’s substitute host. It is with great glee that I tell you that John Oliver’s new HBO series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver will debut Sunday, April 27. Produced for HBO by Avalon Television, the weekly show will presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events: “breaking news–on a weekly basis!”John Oliver on HBO in Last Week Tonight

Winner of both Emmy and Writers Guild Awards, Oliver is best known for his edgy political satire laced with an wink-wink disingenuousness. After breaking out in the UK on TV and at Edinburgh Festival, Oliver joined The Daily Show in 2006 and followed with a string of sold out stand up shows and the comedy series John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, which he has done for four seasons with his collaborator Andy Zaltman. He also is a regular on the comedy series Community. 

Although the series premiere is a month away, you can follow the show on Twitter and you can catch a preview below, courtesy of HBO:

Are you looking forward to the new series? Let us know in the comments below!

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About Barbara Barnett

Barbara Barnett is Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, (blogcritics.org). Her debut novel, called "Anne Rice meets Michael Crichton," The Apothecary's Curse The Apothecary's Curse comes out October 11 from Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books. Her book on the TV series House, M.D., Chasing Zebras is a quintessential guide to the themes, characters and episodes of the hit show. Barnett is an accomplished speaker, an annual favorite at MENSA's HalloWEEM convention, where she has spoken to standing room crowds on subjects as diverse as "The Byronic Hero in Pop Culture," "The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes," "The Hidden History of Science Fiction," and "Our Passion for Disaster (Movies)."