John Oliver on success of "Last Week Tonight," Snowden interview, Baltimore riots

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  • Published: 29 April 2015
  • HBO's "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" takes a satirical look at the news, as its fearless host tackles serious issues. One year in, the program is enjoying a reputation for scathing wit. John Oliver joins "CBS This Morning" for a wide-ranging conversation, from his Edward Snowden interview, impact of "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart and the changing faces in late night television.

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  • Joe alex Sanchez
    Joe alex Sanchez  3 days back

    Wow CBS this morning show host are horrible their questions are all across the board asking irrelevant questions and making him answer questions to try to get a click worthy answer from him and when it doesn't work they go to a different host they are so fake

    • The Last Son of Crypto
      The Last Son of Crypto  3 weeks back

      The way that anchor looks at the camera makes me feel violated for some reason.

      • Carol Jo Martin
        Carol Jo Martin  3 weeks back

        Snowdon is a true American HERO!!!

        • ColdCanuck50
          ColdCanuck50  3 weeks back

          The best comedians in the world are most often self-deprecating and refuse to take themselves seriously.... Craig Ferguson, Robin Williams, George Carlin, Benny Hill, etc

          • HULL GUITARS USA
            HULL GUITARS USA  4 weeks back

            I also love Charlie and would love to sit down with him!

            • Blackfish
              Blackfish  4 weeks back

              One thing you notice about these segments where John Oliver goes to guest on is how he blows the host(s) out of the water in eloquence and humor on their own home turf. He credits his writing staff consistently but I think it's fairly clear that he's one of the main reasons for the show's success.

              • YouProbablyDon't LikeMe

                Y but still he figure out "himself" the "beard" was wrong....

                • ellmann creative
                  ellmann creative  4 weeks back

                  Why I love this guy? "Well, it's not just me. I am the unfortunate face of a lot of people's work. (...) I just get the credit for a lot of people's work."

                  • Bryan Helton
                    Bryan Helton  2 weeks back

                    One of the most humble responses ive ever heard. Calling the other host a clown to his face and makes him laugh about it is also fantastic

                • Christian Hardy
                  Christian Hardy  4 weeks back

                  we watch every Sunday- He and his team are always point on with political stance.

                  • geniusfollower
                    geniusfollower  4 weeks back

                    me remembering how much John's dragged Charlie Rose on Last Week Tonight after #MeToo: *pleased*

                    • Trailmix lol
                      Trailmix lol  1 months back

                      And now 4 1/2 years later, Trevor Noah is doing fantastic on The Daily Show

                      • T A
                        T A  1 months back

                        John Oliver was great in the Inbetweeners and Adrian Mole.

                        • Ammar Durghalli
                          Ammar Durghalli  2 months back

                          Edward Snowden never got a chance to explain much of anything of value before being, uncharacteristically, rudely cut-off by John Oliver.

                          • h7opolo
                            h7opolo  2 months back

                            6:49 aw, we miss Jon Stewart

                            • Mousek801
                              Mousek801  4 months back

                              Didn't John rip into the old guy for being creepy?

                              • Jax Music
                                Jax Music  4 months back

                                If only John Oliver knew at this point in his life that his success will include a clymedia ward in his name... thanks to Russell Crowe ... while being seated next to Beyoncé, because not only is John in the same movie as thé international super famous Beyoncé; the album with both of them on it was a massive hit on the charts... let's talk about bouncing back from clymedia...!

                                • sevter
                                  sevter  4 months back

                                  Those are some lazy interviewers

                                  • Niall Croke
                                    Niall Croke  5 months back

                                    Well the charlie rose bit did not age well

                                    • Volvox
                                      Volvox  5 months back

                                      Those hosts have a bad vibe to them. They are bad persons. Insecure, gossiping, pretentious, fake-warmhearted. I don't like them.

                                      • Phil Rabe
                                        Phil Rabe  5 months back

                                        It's so weird seeing Charlie on TV again...

                                        • Optimus Prime
                                          Optimus Prime  5 months back

                                          Well saying he loves charlie rose certainly hasn't aged well.

                                          • Bryan Helton
                                            Bryan Helton  2 weeks back

                                            He literally called him a clown.. He said the best clowns are successful by not realizing theyre clowns..? He hit the nail on the head so hard Charlie literally thought it was a compliment.

                                        • itsnotatoober
                                          itsnotatoober  5 months back

                                          Gayle is obnoxious because of her insecurity. I think she knows she doesn't deserve to be there.

                                          • WhiteWolf75
                                            WhiteWolf75  5 months back

                                            What a lousy, chaotic interview and that's definitely not due to John Oliver...!! If it hadn't been for him I would have tuned out in less then a minute... !

                                            • Samagra Dev
                                              Samagra Dev  5 months back

                                              The only part of this interview I like is John. These people are literally so unlikable

                                              • Rob Jackson
                                                Rob Jackson  5 months back

                                                Comment 1k, you're welcome business daddy

                                                • mark norris
                                                  mark norris  5 months back

                                                  a genius being intervened by three buffoons

                                                  • Sophie Grace
                                                    Sophie Grace  6 months back

                                                    the “love Charlie” part has not aged well at all

                                                    • Bryan Helton
                                                      Bryan Helton  2 weeks back

                                                      This is like the 10th time ive seen this comment. He was clearly being sarcastic. He literally called him a clown to his face and then explained that the best clowns are the ones who dont even realize it.. He roasted him so hard Charlie literally thought it was a compliment..

                                                  • UndertakerU2ber
                                                    UndertakerU2ber  6 months back

                                                    I see all of the snowflakes have bunkered here to lick each others’ wounds and turned the comment section into a shrine for them to write prayers and devotions to the only source they trust to get their anti-Trump news. With the state of things, it looks like Trump is going to win another election, and the liberals have no one to blame but themselves. #Trump2020

                                                    • Nathaniel Claw
                                                      Nathaniel Claw  3 weeks back

                                                      Trumptards cant even bunker on Trump's twitter these days, trumptards are losing support every day 😂

                                                  • MjFreak
                                                    MjFreak  6 months back

                                                    "Dumb show"?🤨
                                                    I'm speechless..

                                                    • Samuel McNeill
                                                      Samuel McNeill  7 months back

                                                      After Charlie Rose’s true self was revealed this interview has much darker meanings.

                                                      • Abdullah Hamad
                                                        Abdullah Hamad  7 months back

                                                        Just watch reruns, if you want it five nights a week!!

                                                        • Angie Garza
                                                          Angie Garza  8 months back

                                                          I love humble funny men omg LOVE JOHN OLIVER!

                                                          • Anthony Thorne
                                                            Anthony Thorne  8 months back

                                                            John Oliver is a clown. I just love him. Plain and simple. Keep doing what you do John.

                                                            • Meredyth Costa
                                                              Meredyth Costa  8 months back

                                                              Oh god this was painful..... not John. He’s was great. Everyone else was painful.....

                                                              • Hailey Bradshaw
                                                                Hailey Bradshaw  9 months back

                                                                I’m genuinely worried about his self esteem issues.

                                                                • Purple Activist
                                                                  Purple Activist  9 months back

                                                                  Get some confidence bro

                                                                  • Bryan Helton
                                                                    Bryan Helton  2 weeks back

                                                                    There is a huve difference between confidence and arrogance. Hes very confident in what he does bc he clearly carried this interview but isn't arrogant enough to take the credit when has such a fantastic team backing him..

                                                                • subpar 1224
                                                                  subpar 1224  9 months back

                                                                  I like how they didn't show and clips of john making fun of CBS

                                                                  • kimberly wachsman
                                                                    kimberly wachsman  9 months back

                                                                    John’s such a savage. I love it

                                                                    • Harpreet Jandu
                                                                      Harpreet Jandu  9 months back

                                                                      This is a terrible interview. John Oliver has so much talent and these hosts totally failed him.

                                                                      • Tosten
                                                                        Tosten  9 months back

                                                                        Oliver's a lot more interesting when he's talking across to adults and not throwing in awkward F bombs whenever possible to "relate" to the kids. See, people laugh anyhow and yes, they like you.

                                                                        • Natalie
                                                                          Natalie  9 months back

                                                                          Watching John trying to explain himself here is like watching him with a bunch of 4 year olds. Its difficult and he doesn't get anywhere.

                                                                          • kmccammon1991
                                                                            kmccammon1991  9 months back

                                                                            Everything John says to Charlie sounds so sarcastic now

                                                                            • Rose Hearts
                                                                              Rose Hearts  10 months back

                                                                              John is amazing but those laughs the host did was so forced. Like some things went right over their heads or they tried to make it seem like they weren't lightly joked about. It was uncomfortable to watch them laugh. You could hear the difference of John and the hosts minds. John was extremely sophisticated and knew what he was saying. The questions they asked seemed like a lower level.

                                                                              • Rin Rin
                                                                                Rin Rin  11 months back

                                                                                He is natural.. a gem

                                                                                • Андрей Поповичъ

                                                                                  They have fidget spinner table

                                                                                  • Michael Krämer
                                                                                    Michael Krämer  12 months back

                                                                                    I love how much these journalists seem to admire John for his work :)

                                                                                    • MrGamerman001
                                                                                      MrGamerman001  12 months back

                                                                                      I just came here to see the mustache.

                                                                                      • Andreas Rayo Kniep
                                                                                        Andreas Rayo Kniep  1 years back

                                                                                        wtf with the mustache? or is it? did he just forget to shave? hahaha