John Oliver Took FIFA To The Woodshed Just In Time For The 2014 World Cup

If you were worried that John Oliver‘s new show wouldn’t be able to keep up with The Daily Show and The Colbert Report because of its weekly schedule, it’s officially time to toss those concerns into your nearest trash receptacle. Because if we’ve learned anything through a handful of Last Week Tonight episodes, “thirty minutes of news culled from roughly the last seven days” can work — rather brilliantly — as long as Mr. Oliver is sitting behind the desk.

This week, Oliver took aim at FIFA, the organization that produces that big soccer tournament that John, being a non-American human being, is so excited about. In yet another engaging longform segment, Oliver breaks down the problems with the upcoming World Cup and the staggering allegations of blatant corruption FIFA faces — all with the scathing detail and humor that have quickly become his show’s trademarks.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver