John Oliver Rips Corporate Mergers, Including HBO’s Time Warner: ‘F— You, AT&T’ (Video)

“It’s the top telecom company around — alphabetically, and nothing else,” “Last Week Tonight” host says of likely new boss

Last Updated: September 25, 2017 @ 7:49 AM

“Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver took on (and took down) corporate consolidation on Sunday and no one was spared — not even the company that signs his checks.

“Full disclosure here: Even our own parent company Time Warner is currently trying to merge with AT&T, which makes this story a little dangerous for us to do,” Oliver said at the start of his lead segment.

“Although, you know, that is presuming that AT&T executives manage to get their sh—y service working long enough to see it.”

“AT&T: It’s the top telecom company around — alphabetically, and nothing else,” he continued, to the delight of a studio audience apparently as frustrated by the cellphone service provider.

“F— you, AT&T!” Oliver added a few minutes later in an awesome callback after moving on to the airlines and rail against politicians who claim to support small businesses while allowing near-monopolies in many segments of the economy.

Watch the video above.