John Oliver introduces us to some absolutely horrifying elected Republicans in Texas

The Republicans have an image issue. On Sunday night's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver introduced us to two individuals who ran and were elected under the Republican party in Texas and who are, in short, terrifying.

Oliver points out that while the GOP has made statements to let us know that these elected officials do not represent the viewpoints of the party, Oliver also couldn't help but mention the most obvious blight on the Republican's public image: the president himself.


Is Last Week Tonight with John Oliver new tonight on HBO?

Is Last Week Tonight with John Oliver new tonight? It’s a fair question to ask, and it’s a show that you almost certainly want given the craziness of the past several days. Given the sheer amount of time that Oliver has spent to date discussing Obamacare and the health-care movement. Trumpcare is no longer a thing, and with that, we could have imagined him having an epic dance sequence with all of the Bolivian zebras he could find for the occasion.

Alas, this is just not happening. There is no new episode of the HBO series this week. The show obviously will be back, but it’s been a run of several new installments in a row at this point. This is a show that runs mostly throughout the year, so there are bound to be some breaks in the action here and there. It’s much like Saturday Night Live in that capacity, though it actually does in this instance even more shows than this one. (Specifically, last year there were 30, and the year before that 35. That’s a lot to cover over the course of a week!)

We of course want Oliver to touch further on healthcare, but part of the beauty of this show is that you don’t actually know often what he’s going to be touching on before the episodes actually air. At times, he goes against the grain and discusses at length things that are underlying issues. This is actually part of what we enjoy about Last Week Tonight the most. Some of our favorite segments, including the one on NFL stadium funding and the U.S. territories that don’t get all of the same rights as states, taught us so much that we didn’t know before. In this era of political omnipresence, sometimes these under-the-radar stories need a light more than ever. Of course, a few Donald Trump jokes here and there are also worthy of laughs.

If you do want to get some updates on some of the past segments of the HBO show, just be sure to head over to the link here right now. This includes the loop of the zebras from last week. (Photo: HBO.)

John Oliver Introduces Viewers to Two 'Terrifying' GOP Elected Officials

On last night's LAST WEEK TONIGHT, host John Oliver focused on recent local elections in Texas which yielded, in his words "terrifying results" with the election of two Republican officials. Below, Oliver explains how the GOP is still doing damage control!

Presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events, as well as addressing broader issues, the Emmy-winning LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER continued its fourth season SUNDAY, MARCH 26th (11:00-11:40 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. The show is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

The show is the only weekly news-oriented comedy series to be presented on Sunday night. Taped in New York a few hours before it debuts on HBO, the show features a mix of Oliver's topical commentary, pre-taped pieces and occasional guests.

In 2016, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER received three Primetime Emmys®, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series and Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming.

In 2015, the show received an Emmy® in the category of Outstanding Interactive Program. The show was honored at the 21st Critics Choice Awards in the category of Best Talk Show, and received a Peabody Award, as well as Writers Guild Award in the category of Comedy/Variety (Including Talk)?-?Series.

LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER is produced for HBO by Avalon Television; executive producers, John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton, Jon Thoday, James Taylor; director, Paul Pennolino.

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