Is Last Week Tonight with John Oliver new tonight on HBO? Let’s go ahead and get some of that bad news out of the way.
Alas, there is no new episode coming on the network, with one of the main reasons for that being that Oliver is actually in Los Angeles at the moment! He ended up winning an Emmy tonight for the show, which is very much deserved. Not only is this one of the funniest shows on television at the moment, but it also happens to be one of the most topical and interesting. Week in and week out, we get a chance to see great segments that often actually do shine a light on important things that are going on in the world. The pieces on the Trump Administration were of course fantastic, but there were also some wonderful ones about subjects completely unrelated to what is going on in the White House. We like it when it show champions the underdog, and the people who do not get due recognition elsewhere.
Will the Emmy change the show, or Oliver’s humble British demeanor? Not exactly. He’s not the sort of person who really lets this sort of stuff get to him, and that’s probably for the best with this show. When Last Week Tonight have a chance to return to the air in one week’s time, we are more than likely going to be seeing some sort of recognition for the honor — even if it’s just a brief mention. However, we don’t imagine that they are going to dwell on it much when there are SO many things that are going on in the world right now.
For those who are upset that the show is not on the air tonight, just remember this at the moment: Don’t you want Oliver to have nice things? He’s going to get a chance to celebrate this for the time being and then get back to work just in time for us to gear up for the one-year anniversary of the election in November. We’re not sure that this is the sort of anniversary that many people want to celebrate, though…
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Meanwhile, head over to the link here in the event you want to get some more news on the show’s recent renewal! After all, you’re going to get many more years of the show on the network. (Photo: HBO.)