PBS NewsHour

Comedian John Oliver on making fun of serious news

Clip: 07/14/2014 | 6m 19s

John Oliver’s new comedy show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, has probed, poked fun and raised serious questions about a variety of news topics, from India’s elections to Supreme Court decisions. Oliver sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss being a comedian and not a newscaster, plus how he chooses his material and becoming more American.

Aired: 07/14/14

Rating: NR

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