Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Funny, smart news-driven talk show with strong language.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 13 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 2+

Everyone should watch

Disabuse yourself of bs.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 16+

Serious topics delivered in a unique format

John Oliver delivers information on the worlds most pressing issues (some of which you will have never heard of). He uses comedy to emphasize his points and deliver serious news in an approachable way. This often includes mentions of sex, which can become pretty graphic, and cussing (the versions on YouTube do not have these words bleeped usually). This show is definitely not appropriate for a mixed audience, or anyone under 16. That all said, this is a FANTASTIC show.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

TV Details

  • Premiere date: April 27, 2014
  • Cast: John Oliver
  • Network: HBO
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Award: Emmy
  • Last updated: December 21, 2022

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