John Oliver Downplays Expectations in First Promo for HBO’s Last Week Tonight
John Oliver’s new HBO show doesn’t premiere until April 27th, but in the first promo released today, the network is stressing one major difference between Last Week Tonight and The Daily Show. Namely, that it will only air once a week on Sunday nights at 11pm, no matter what else is happening in the news.
While the announcer hypes a show that “moves at the speed of news” whose schedule “reflects our fast-paced world,” Oliver quickly tempers those expectations. “A show that airs once a week, on Sunday nights as 11,” he says. When the announcer tries to call him the “most trusted name is news,” he quickly shoots that down as well, pointing out that it belongs to CNN.
Much like HBO’s other weekly comedy news program Real Time with Bill Maher, which airs on Friday nights, Oliver’s show will sum up the week in news rather than serving as an immediate response to events as they happen. Of course, even on The Daily Show, Oliver and his fellow correspondents could not react to the news as quickly as they may have liked since the show tapes in the afternoon for that night and is often forced to cover big stories the following day.
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