John Oliver on Authoritarianism

November 19, 2018

Presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, as well as addressing broader issues, the Emmy®-winning LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER concludes its fifth season SUNDAY, NOV. 18 (11:00–11:40 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Topics include President Trump’s reaction to the wildfires in California, Brexit and the rise of authoritarian leaders in the United States and around the world.

Earlier this year, the series received four Primetime Emmys®, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series for the third year in a row, as well as Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, Outstanding Interactive Program and Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming.

In 2017, the show also won four Emmys®, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, Outstanding Interactive Program and Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming. In 2016, it received three Primetime Emmys®, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series and Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming.

LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER is executive produced by John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton, Jon Thoday and James Taylor; director, Paul Pennolino.

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The show is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.

The series will return for its sixth season next year and has been renewed through 2020.

LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER is the only weekly news-oriented comedy series to be presented on Sunday night. Taped in New York a few hours before it debuts on HBO, the show features Oliver’s topical commentary.