John Oliver started his career on American TV as a senior Brittish correspondent on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." He did a great job on 'The Daily Show' and was awarded for it with his own show on HBO. The show began in 2014, and it continued doing what Jon Stewart had started, attacking important issues with humor. "Last Week Tonight with" has been one of the most successful and influential shows in the USA since its beginning and people have recognized that. John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" has been called by many 'The Daily Show 2.0', which is an amazing compliment considering how great 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' was.

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'Last Week Tonight' wins an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Another thing that LWT has in common with "The Daily Show" is winning the Emmys. For the second year in the row, HBO's Sunday night show has won the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Talk Series, an award that Jon Stewart has won numerous times.

Nominees for this award were Samantha Bee, Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden, Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver. 'Last Week Tonight' won three more Emmys on Sunday. The show won an award for Outstanding Writing for Variety Series, which John accepted alongside all of his writers. It also won an award for Outstanding Interactive Program and for Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming. LWT was nominated in four more categories. With their wins on Sunday, "Last Week Tonight" now has a total of eight Emmy wins.

John Oliver thanks DC Public Schools and Oprah in his speech

John Oliver showed the world once again just how big of a comedic genius he is. In a short speech after winning the award for Outstanding Writing for Variety Series, John thanked his writers, staff, producers, and HBO.

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Just like Dave Chapelle, he thanked DC Public Schools, getting the hashtag #DCPublicSchools trending on Twitter. He thanked Oprah because she was sitting right there and he said it would be inappropriate not to thank her. In his speech after winning for Oustanding Variety Talk Series John thanked his wife, his producers, and HBO, and managed to roast The Queen of England and his staff. He was played off the stage both times, just like he was last year. John Oliver is a unique TV personality, and he is not afraid to show how big of a goofball he is. He doesn't take himself, or the award shows too seriously, and he is truly a breath of fresh air on events like the Emmys.