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Updated July 29, 2019 189 votes 36 voters 1.8k views 46 items

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Wondering what to watch after Last Week Tonight with John Oliver? If the witty recounting of the week's events in this brilliant series has you hungry for more, you're in luck! Since the public fascination with politics and the news as told by a comedian is not ceasing any time soon, there are loads of other movies and TV shows like Last Week Tonight with John Oliver ready for you to start bingeing

If you’re on the hunt for movies and TV shows similar to Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is a great TV series structured similarly, but with numerous celebrity guests and politicians mixed in for good measure. The Daily Show is another great show, which serves as a sort of precursor to John Oliver's series, which he even hosted for a period of time.

For fans of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver looking for good movie recommendations, Late Night is an impressive film that looks behind the scenes at what makes these types of programs work. Other good movies and shows featured on this list include Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Colbert Report, and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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The Daily Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'
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The Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'
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Real Time with Bill Mahe... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'
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