It’s difficult for me to keep up with the news. There’s too much going on and so little time. Not to mention that much of the news is bad news. One of the best ways that I have found to stay up-to-date while not becoming super sad is by watching HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”.

He has a British accent

What better way to hear about the news than from a guy with a British accent?

He is not afraid to call out issues that have been swept under the rug for a long time

FIFA’s corruption, televangelists, standardized testing, and the memes with quotes that are entirely false have all been called out by him. He has even helped people realize that stronger regulations need to be placed on these sort of entities.

He is highly entertaining

He has some of the funniest jokes that he brilliantly ties back to previous topics within the segment. He will also do ridiculous things like bring Mike Myers dressed as a mountie or a guy in a ridiculous costume on stage for comedic effect. He will keep you interested while teaching you as well.

He gets very excited about specific topics and goes a little crazy talking about them

He will basically scream about some ridiculous topic for a full minute and it is one of the funniest and most loved parts about the show.

He will make real websites and phone numbers that you can call

And they are hilarious. Check out and He also created his own church and had the funniest automated message.

You can blow off news for a week and still get caught up

Well, for the most part.