Flashback: John Oliver on Transgender Rights
He talks about the media, the military and the transgender bathroom issue. He also points out how the bathroom bills proposed in many cities will legitimize prejudice towards the transgender community.
“THIS IS A CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE, AND IF YOU’RE NOT WILLING TO SUPPORT TRANSGENDER PEOPLE FOR THEIR SAKE, AT LEAST DO IT FOR YOUR OWN. BECAUSE WE’VE BEEN THROUGH THIS BEFORE; WE KNOW HOW THIS THING ENDS. IF YOU TAKE THE ANTI-CIVIL RIGHTS SIDE AND DENY PEOPLE SOMETHING THEY’RE ENTITLED TO, HISTORY IS NOT GOING TO BE KIND TO YOU.” – JOHN OLIVER
Thew new season of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver premieres in February 2016.
John Oliver is an Emmy-winning writer on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” but it wasn’t until he guest-hosted that show in the summer of 2013 that HBO took notice of his “singular perspective and distinct voice.” Thanks to that memorable gig, Oliver gets to show off his talent in front of HBO’s camera on “Last Week Tonight.” The late-night series sees the British comic review what happened the past seven days in news, politics and current events, all with a heavy dose of satire, of course. Since 2010, Oliver has been a fixture on Comedy Central hosting a stand-up show in New York, and he also co-writes and co-presents the popular weekly satirical podcast “The Bugle.