It is no surprise that I thoroughly enjoy John Oliver. Those who know me might even say we were kindred spirits. He says it like it is, and his primary weapon of choice is sarcasm.
Not only does John Oliver say what needs to be said, but he does so in an interesting and entertaining way. In my opinion this is a sensible way for key issues to reach a larger audience. I believe if you need to create awareness on important topics that you should use all the tools available to you, and humour is often neglected as a legitimate way of addressing serious concerns.
Admittedly the subject matter and commentary is a bit biased towards an Americanised point of view, but many of the topics do have global implications and are at the very least still interesting from a broader perspective. If nothing else this show still holds significant entertainment value for those of us with a, shall we call it “dubious” sense of humour.
This show is probably one of those love it or hate it scenarios (or should I say understand it or don’t). So even if you hate it, at least pretend you like it. You will look smarter to your friends!