Genre: Talk, Comedy
Premise: John Oliver won an Emmy for his work as a writer on ``The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,'' but it wasn't until he guest-hosted that show in the summer of 2013 that HBO took notice of his ``singular perspective and distinct voice.'' Thanks to that memorable gig, Oliver gets to show off his talent in front of HBO's camera on ``Last Week Tonight.'' The late-night series sees the British comic review what happened the past seven days in news, politics and current events, all with a heavy dose of satire, of course. Oliver hosted a stand-up show for four seasons on Comedy Central, and he was also responsible for co-writing and co-presenting the popular weekly satirical podcast ``The Bugle.''
News, politics and current events.