John Oliver

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‘Boris Johnson’ and ‘Donald Trump’: a buffoonish “cocktail of charm, bluster and obfuscation”. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

I did something in Paris last Saturday night that I’ve never done before. I went to a restaurant alone for dinner. I know, it’s lame that I’ve always (...)

Comedian John Oliver has earned the ire of Chechen leader Ramzan A Kadyrov after mocking his search for his missing cat. File photograph: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

When people disappear in the Russian republic of Chechnya, rights activists, journalists and government critics, there is usually no public discussion(...)

The current New Zealand flag (right) next to the alternative flag in Wellington. New Zealanders voted convincingly against a proposal to adopt the silver fern design, referendum results showed. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images

New Zealand voted on Thursday to retain its national flag, which features the Union Jack, after a 16-month exercise that cost taxpayers NZ$26 million(...)

DeepDrumpf:  can  approximate Donald Trump’s style of speech

By now, most of us have watched British comedian and talk show host John Oliver’s spectacular takedown of Republican candidate and “short-fingered vul(...)

Pink sneakers: Fort Worth state senator Wendy Davis tried to talk out the bill restricitng abortion in Texas. She filibustered on her feet for 11 hours and 15 minutes, wearing pink sneakers which became a symbol of women’s struggle.

A 13-year-old American girl pregnant as a result of rape has a constitutional right to an abortion. But in practice it may be impossible for her to ob(...)

 A Washington Redskins helmet sits on the grass during a preseason football game between the Redskins and Cleveland Browns in Landover, Maryland. Photo:   TJ Root/Getty Images)

When former governor Jeb Bush is asked about the campaign to get the Washington Redskins to change their name to something less offensive to Native Am(...)

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Apple might fancy another Steve Jobs, Berkshire Hathaway could be seeking a second Warren Buffett and Comedy Central might be on the hunt for replacem(...)

In the old days we circled our favourite shows in newspaper television listings (ask your grandparents about these) and made ourselves available by(...)

The Bugle: this long-running podcast was co-created by British comedian John Oliver back in 2007

John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman send-up everyone from Putin to Proust

Brian Williams moderating a presidential debate  in Florida  in January 2012. Williams said on Saturday he was stepping aside from daily news broadcasts for several days after admitting he had misled the public about being on a helicopter that was forced down in Iraq in 2003. Photograph: Chip Litherland/The New York Times

This was a bomb that had been ticking for a while. NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography. T(...)

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