The voiceover is writing checks that the new HBO show’s schedule can’t cash
John Oliver, “The Most Relied Upon Name in News,” released a flashy promo filled with empty promises on Friday for his upcoming HBO show, “Last Week Tonight.”
“We live in turbulent times — you need a show that moves at the speed of news,” says the clip’s opening voiceover. “A show whose schedule reflects our fast-paced world.”
“A show that airs once a week, on Sunday nights at 11,” the former “Daily Show” correspondent and fill-in summer host clarifies.
The bickering over the immediacy of the once-weekly pay-tv comedy news program’s schedule continued between the V.O. and the host. Eventually, they move on to debate his slogan; the voiceover artist pretty much just wants to steal CNN’s tagline for the new HBO property.
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” will break news on a weekly basis beginning April 27.
According to a recent Q Scores study performed for TheWrap, Oliver ranks as the second most-liked late night TV host among adults.
Watch the promo: