Monday, February 29, 2016

John Oliver Tackles Trump

Up to now, John Oliver has mostly kept the American election at arm's length on his weekly HBO skein, Last Week Tonight, preferring to let the folks currently occupying his old digs at The Daily Show get ankle deep in that mire, while he focuses his unique forum on the stuff that goes mostly ignored. Well, last night signaled something of a sea change for Oliver, who devoted the entirety of his time to one sustained comedy piece picking apart the Trump phenomenon bit by bit. It's comedy gold, and the length and depth of the takedown perfectly illustrates how his show is able to do stuff that others can't. Watch it all below:

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