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John Oliver's Parody Ad Skewers GM With Bleak Phrases From an Internal Memo These cars totally aren't 'Kevorkianesque'

While it's true HBO is not an ad-supported network, Last Week Tonight's John Oliver made an exception Sunday, uttering the words rarely heard on the premium cable network: "We'll be…

May 20, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

Pom Wonderful Wrote This Inspired Letter to John Oliver After He Called It 'Dog Juice' Plus, some parting gifts

John Oliver clearly wasn't out to make marketing friends when his show Last Week Tonight debuted on HBO last month. In addition to bashing the Cover Oregon ads by Portland…

May 5, 2014, 4:53 PM EDT

Oregon Agency Responds to HBO Skit: 'Yes, John Oliver, We Are Stupid F*cking Idiots' North proudly defends its work

When John Oliver mercilessly skewers an ad because the taxpayer-funded product it promoted flopped, what's the agency that created the ad to do? One option would be to ignore it. Another…

May 2, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

John Oliver Leaves The Daily Show for HBO Veteran comic parlays fill-in host gig into weekly series

John Oliver is leaving The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. The English comedian, who hosted the four-nights-a-week commentary show on Comedy Central during Stewart's absence, will star in a weekly topical…

November 14, 2013, 4:14 PM EST

Viacom/DirecTV Faceoff Takes Its Toll on Ratings Competitors up as Viacom nets fall; still no carriage deal

The longer the Viacom/DirecTV dispute goes on without an agreement—and it's in its first full week now, which is a very long time for this sort of thing—the more likely…

July 17, 2012, 5:57 PM EDT

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