Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Good new piece assessing John Oliver's surprising triumph in HBO weekly show. No need to compare to Stewart and Colbert--and John has a full week to prepare, not one day--but all of the points here are good. It's not just execution but choice of normally hands-off dry subject matter, enlivened, one sample via here.
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