Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The US Democratic National Convention
August 3, 2016 11:38 PM - Season 3, Episode 19 - Subscribe

This week:

Turkey: "A.K.A. Diet Syria"
2016 Election: "Or as you probably know it, America's Shit Salad Fuckstravaganza 2016"
Also: "A Horrifying Glimpse at Satan's Pinterest Board 2016"

Intro image: Bill Clinton playing with star-spangled balloons, with the captions "Balloonus Amorus" and "F. 37 DNC."
posted by JHarris (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've decided that my mission for the rest of 2016 is to collect all of John Oliver's names for the US Election into one nice list. So, without further ado, here they are (please let me know if I've missed any):

The US Election, or as you may know it:

Holy Shit, Please Make It Stop, Trash Fire Two Thousand Fuckteen
America's Shit Salad Fuckstravaganza 2016
America's 3-D IMAX Shit-Fit Dumpster Fire 2016
The Fiery Two-Party Pileup on the Hellbound Fuckspressway.
Clowntown Fuck-the-World Shitshow 2016
America's Fucktastic Cirque de Dismay
posted by triggerfinger at 9:25 PM on August 4, 2016 [2 favorites]

Also, John Oliver is my #1, but I have to say I also loved Samantha Bee's coverage of the conventions.
posted by triggerfinger at 9:33 PM on August 4, 2016 [4 favorites]

Full Frontal has also been great, and arguably funnier. LWT takes a long-form digressive explanation of a problem and peppers it with jokes to make it more palatable; Full Frontal is sharper and more topical, sometimes blistering. They're both terrific.

I don't know if any of you have noticed, but Steven Colbert's been bringing his old character out on the Late Show once in a while lately, and Jon Stewart has joined him sometimes. Because really, election season is too great a field of ridiculousness to pass up.
posted by JHarris at 5:43 AM on August 5, 2016 [1 favorite]

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