HBO’s New Comedy Series LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER Premieres April 27, on HBO Canada

— April 15, 2014

“If there was any lingering doubt about his ability to carry his own weekly TV show, John Oliver has surely laid it to rest. – Brad Oswald, Winnipeg Free Press

 

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TORONTO (April 15, 2014) – HBO Canada presents LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, a topical half-hour comedy series premiering Sunday, April 27 at 11 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada. Hosted by Emmy®-and Writer’s Guild Award-winning writer and comedian John Oliver (THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART), the new series presents a satirical look at the week in news, politics, and current events. Joining HBO Canada’s powerhouse Sunday night block, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER follows HBO’s Emmy-and Golden Globe® Award-winning series GAME OF THRONES airing at 9 p.m. ET/MT, SILICON VALLEY at 10 p.m. ET/MT, and HBO’s comedy series VEEP airing at 10:30 p.m. ET/MT. All new programming airs day-and-date with HBO in the U.S. HBO Canada is a multiplex channel of Bell Media’s The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).

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John Oliver was formerly a correspondent for THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, joining the show in 2006. He first gained appeal as a cutting-edge political stand-up performer in the U.K. with a string of TV appearances and sold-out solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival. Oliver received the Breakout Award at the Aspen Comedy Festival in 2007 and went on to write and star in the Comedy Central stand-up special JOHN OLIVER: TERRIFYING TIMES, followed by the series JOHN OLIVER’s NEW YORK STAND UP SHOW, which he has hosted for four seasons. With long-time collaborator Andy Zaltzman (POLITICAL ANIMAL), Oliver co-writes and co-presents the popular weekly satirical podcast THE BUGLE. He also has a recurring role on the comedy series COMMUNITY.

 

LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER is produced by Avalon Television. John Oliver, Tim Carvell (THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART), Grammy Award®-winning singer and songwriter James Taylor, and Jon Thoday (WORKAHOLICS) serve as executive producers with Liz Stanton (THE CHRIS ROCK SHOW) as producer.

 

All new HBO programming airs day-and-date with HBO in the U.S.

 

In Eastern Canada, episodes will be available on TMN GO and HBO Canada OnDemand.

 

In Western Canada, episodes are available on HBO Canada HD, on the go with the Shaw Go Movie Central app, Telus Optik TV and Bell TV Online, and HBO Canada On Demand.

 

About HBO Canada

HBO Canada brings Canadians HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO’s extensive library – all in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming is accessible on TMN GO, on demand and online where available by service provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. In Eastern Canada, HBO Canada is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. In Western Canada, HBO Canada is offered by Corus Entertainment’s Movie Central (Western Canada).

 

About Movie Central

Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing and children’s animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

 

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For more information:

For The Movie Network (Eastern Canada):

Sarah Goddard, 416.384.2056 or sarah.goddard@bellmedia.ca

Jessica Charbonneau, 416.956.8638 or jessica.charbonneau@bellmedia.ca

 

For Movie Central (Western Canada):

Owen McCorquodale, 416.479.6068 or owen.McCorquodale@corusent.com