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John Oliver Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO

John Oliver gatecrashes HBO's Game of Thrones, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Silicon Valley in crossover promo


By John McCarthy, Opinion editor

January 19, 2017 | 2 min read

HBO’s incumbent cynical Englishman John Oliver is promoting the return of his late night show ‘Last Week Tonight’ in a promo crossing over with three of the broadcaster’s most prominent shows.

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John Oliver behind the coveted Iron Throne

To cement Last Week Tonight's return (12 February), Oliver appears on the set of Game of Thrones from behind the coveted Iron Throne, in a self-degrading admittance HBO has much better shows than his.

During the 90 second slot, Oliver is belittled by the promo’s narrator, Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani and Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Larry David whose been off the air for five years.

As one of the main critics of president-elect Trump on mainstream TV, putting out several calls to action to hinder the ex-reality show star’s impending march towards the presidency.

John Oliver Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO

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