Sponsored Content: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

John Oliver explains why the integrity of local news is so important, how sponsored content could damage that integrity, and why the Venus Veil is so much more than a blanket! (It’s not.)

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50 Comments

  1. Conservative1957 on May 25, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    John Oliver : You Are The Ham On The Desk.

  2. MsRachelMo on May 25, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    John Oliver is the Alpha Troll and I’m here for it.

  3. mattya929 on May 25, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    John Oliver, you and your writers are national treasures. Please keep up the good work. The world needs more of segments like this.

  4. Pär Dahlström on May 25, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    That actress was amazing. I mean, manage to keep a straight face while saying all that nonsens 🙂

  5. theonlymob on May 25, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    After hearing they spent $7200 dollars on making a point makes me think maybe ‘last week’ should do a segment on frivolous pointless spending of TV shows

  6. Randy Evermore on May 25, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    You’d think ABC would be a bit concerned about the blatant venality of its affiliates. Or maybe daddy’s fine with it as long as the kids give him a piece of the action.

  7. petehjr1 on May 25, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    $900 for a prostate massager, ok. Get to your local sex shop and get basically the same thing for around $100.

  8. VagrantSoulZ on May 25, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    "People should be smart…"
    had trump as president…
    Yeah…people are dumb.

  9. Fred Birkhoff on May 25, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    beautiful

  10. jb888888888 on May 25, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    In addition to everything else, I don’t think "Conditions Can Stem Cell Therapy Benefit" is grammatically correct.Unless you add a colon and a question mark, "Conditions: Can Stem Cell Therapy Benefit?" and then recall Betteridge’s Law of Headlines.

  11. Andrea CK on May 25, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    love the clooney cameos.

  12. Clyde Wood on May 25, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    👍

  13. aztexan512 on May 25, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    Me: Laughing at Utah TV station promoting Nazi love blanket.
    Oliver: there was no way another station was going to fall for this, right? Is there KVUE Austin?"
    Me: FUCK!

  14. duoone90 on May 25, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    Finally a expensive episode .

  15. Fox Fantasic on May 25, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    "laser roasted genitalia" hahaha

  16. Jeff Hu on May 25, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Barely an inconvenience! (20:08)

  17. Sally Greenfield on May 25, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    I played my horn on "Mile High Living." Lol!!!! At least my horn playing was real and not a recording. OR WAS IT?!?!!? (It really was)

  18. Vadacris on May 25, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    Amazing!

  19. mavssami41 on May 25, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    Kind of like who sponsors you….

  20. Jesus Gutierrez on May 25, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    0:20 best sound byte EVER!

  21. 3xchrisx3 on May 25, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Super easy barely an inconvenience

  22. EloquentTroll on May 25, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    At these prices you can’t afford not to buy sponsored content slots to advertise obviously BS products that don’t exist.

  23. Brooke Lynn on May 25, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Not surprising given that people are still being scammed by hate group "Autism $peaks" and a Nazi-era "therapy" called ABA, that the U.S. department of defense just announced is not therapy and caused harm to thousands of children. These types of t.v scammers harm the disability community immensely.

  24. Michael Lee on May 25, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    I always fondle my cake like a pair of floating balls lol

  25. brytanny11 on May 25, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Wow!!!! Putting stations on blast

  26. Shreekant Koradia on May 25, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Whenever John says “and this is why I know it”, I pause the video, make myself a small bucket of popcorn, restart the episode.

  27. JITIU4L on May 25, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    I am so tired of sponsored content, aka fake news. Thank you John.

  28. Mace Maylion on May 25, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    selling snake oil, the age old scam

  29. Steve M on May 25, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    “Pioneered in Germany about 80 years ago…”. Omg! That’s amazing

  30. Rebecca Zegstroo on May 25, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    OMG, she can deliver that BS with a straight face. I have often thought I could get rich if I could just say the BS and take people’s money.

  31. Peter Maranci on May 25, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    I want to know about the history of the Nazi fuck-blanket! Who invented it? How?

  32. Jacob S. on May 25, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    But where do I go to buy the sexual health blanket?

  33. Terrence Jetter on May 25, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Oh the website is pure gold lmao. They have all the full "news" segments advertising the venus veil! Legendary move John Oliver!

  34. Princeharperman on May 25, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    John Oliver has done a little trolling

  35. Lukas Rickard on May 25, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Dude… The fake ad segments made me cringe so hard.

  36. Aleem Ahmed on May 25, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    "that’s not how you do it" Thank you Jurj Clooners

  37. ODNU on May 25, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    Good point but i think it is sometimes too much to ask for a network that is in need of sponsors to be able to keep broadcasting to select the products in question

  38. The Riff Writer on May 25, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    I just realized I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen George Clooney in the media. Something tells me he’s a liberal you’re not gonna catch apologizing for his ancestors, and other bullshit we suject our own to. I’d disappear too.

  39. Ringo 1 on May 25, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    So basically there is no integrity in local news stations just like everything else…

  40. Laura lvw on May 25, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Ah Foxnews is starting to make sense now.. Wonder how much Trump paid them? America never fails to amaze me. Capitalism…

  41. Tazhie Nunurbusinezz on May 25, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    The US is such a corrupt, disturbing & dystopian place that it just boggles the mind.

  42. Douglas Henry on May 25, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    18:30 To quote noted expert on 80 year old German technology expert Arte Johnson, "Vellllly Interesting! But STOOOPID!!!"

  43. AC4X on May 25, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Why does that marketing dude at 14:25 remind me of Littlefinger?

  44. Sophie H. on May 25, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    medicine is the topic of choice because people with health problems are vulnerable. also older people are drawn to it, since they are often confronted with the possibility of health issues.

  45. Lux Fere on May 25, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    they can show all their information but it doesnt mean ill buy it

  46. sortexx1 on May 25, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    John Oliver: How easy is it to get a sponsored segment on local news
    Screen writer guy: Super easy, barely an inconvenience

  47. Douglas Henry on May 25, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    I’m sure that The Rocket/Phoenix will make you harder. The medical term is rigor mortis.

  48. Martín Miño on May 25, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    Finally an episode like the old ones, keep it coming!

  49. Douglas Henry on May 25, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    I would LOVE to see these TV stations responses to being torn a new one by John Oliver. Money talks, integrity walks.

  50. julisobsessed on May 25, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    Why is nobody talking about the fact that he got george clooney for this lmaooo

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