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If you have HBO, try this show

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe, Aug 21, 2014.

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  1. Joe

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    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, it airs on on Sunday nights and repeats throughout the week. Some of you might be familiar with him from his time on the Daily Show. While there is still a comedic aspect to the show, it can be very cutting edge hard news & commentary. Last week he did a 15 minute piece on Ferguson. The week before an excellent piece on payday loan type storefronts.

    Trivia: There are more payday loan stores in the US than Starbucks & McDonalds COMBINED.

    Anyway, just passing it along since sometimes good shows slip under the radar.
     
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    For UK viewers, it is on Sky Atlantic.

    They've done a good job in making it more than just a Daily Show clone, the weekly format allows them to get a bit more meat on the story rather than going for the easy laughs that the Daily Show sometimes does when they've got 4 shows a week to do.
     
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    Glad you mentioned this Joe... I heard about it and like these kinda shows! I'll set the DVR...
     
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    Exactly. Its a similar brand of humor but I like that they can focus on more involved stories than just the latest news. The payday loans one is a good example.
     
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    He gets fairly in depth with some good topics. If you are a fan of soccer at all and want to know more about its governing body, check out his segment on FIFA. It's fantastic.
     
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    My timing isn't very good. I just remembered after Sunday's show, they said they were taking two weeks off.
     
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    I'll have to check it out. I love HBO, so many anwesome shows.
     
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