Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is an American late-night comedic, satirical talk show created by HBO and developed and hosted by comedian John Oliver, an alumnus of The Daily Show, which is similar in scope to The Daily Show in exploring a satirical look at news, politics and current events on a weekly basis.
Presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is the only weekly news-oriented comedy series to be presented on Sunday night in the USA.
Taped in New York a few hours before it debuts on HBO, each edition of the show features a mix of Oliver's topical commentary on the previous week's events, pre-taped pieces and an interview.
The show is produced for HBO by Avalon Television, with John Oliver, Tim Carvell, James Taylor and Jon Thoday serving as executive producers, and Liz Stanton producing.
The series premiered in South Africa on M-Net on Sunday 4 May 2014, at 22h40. Thereafter new episodes broadcast weekly after the 8pm movie, with start times varying according to the length of the movie.
The series moved to M-Net Edge from Season 3.