So John Oliver went to Russia to chat with Edward Snowden…

Senior Television Writer


When both Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart announced that they were leaving their respective Comedy Central gigs, some “Daily Show” fans suggested John Oliver must have been kicking himself for leaving too soon to do his own HBO show. It's clear, though, that Oliver is very happy as host of “Last Week Tonight” (a job he recently extended for at least two more years). Last night's episode gave a sterling example of the advantages he has here over the daily Comedy Central grind, as he had the time (and money) to fly to Russia for an extended conversation with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Here's the whole Snowden segment, including Oliver discussing the Patriot Act before sitting down with Snowden. Enjoy.

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