Filibuster: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver explains why filibusters exist, why they shouldn't, and why it's stupid to drink coffee like a cat.
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  1. Paul Harvey

    Paul Harvey

    Prieš 7 minučių

    Rand paul filibustered in order to force obama to admit the office of the president was not authorized to kill Americans under the NDAA. John Stewart applauded him for it on the daily show when it happened. Do not smear people when they do good things dude

  2. Alexis Mireles

    Alexis Mireles

    Prieš dieną

    11:30, ok I don't see how reading Doctor Seuss is an argument against health care, because when some one is arguing about anything they talk about something related to what is being argued.

  3. QueenOfTheClouds


    Prieš dieną

    The most impressive part of this clip was John peeing handsfree into a bucket during a filibuster of the filibuster

  4. Duane Locsin

    Duane Locsin

    Prieš dieną

    13:13 Don't worry Moscow Mitch, your corrupt NRA bribe taking ass is going to get primaried in a few months. SON OF A BITCH!

  5. Mackie Lunkey

    Mackie Lunkey

    Prieš dieną

    It's really sad that 0:29 might be the only time Oliver mentions Yang. He just dropped out of the race.

  6. Kirk Dillabaugh

    Kirk Dillabaugh

    Prieš 3 dienas

    John Oliver vs. Mr Bean. How did he manage to pee in a bucket without unzipping his pants??

  7. Todd Kelly

    Todd Kelly

    Prieš 8 dienų

    Thanks for not giving Ben any lines.

  8. Finnegan Kirkaldy

    Finnegan Kirkaldy

    Prieš 21 dieną

    Sen. John Oliver (D)

  9. mohamed abdulrahman

    mohamed abdulrahman

    Prieš 22 dienas

    For anyone who is reading this day most of African countries still uses saucer up to this day and age..🤣🤣🤣 i personally used its so much.just to find out is out of ways now😭😭😭

  10. S U C C W A V E

    S U C C W A V E

    Prieš 23 dienas

    BUst that nUt

  11. Herbert Herbert

    Herbert Herbert

    Prieš 24 dienas


  12. Herbert Herbert

    Herbert Herbert

    Prieš 24 dienas


  13. nddragoon


    Prieš 25 dienų

    > pete buttigieg and elizabeth warren > some of your favorite democrats damn, that aged terribly

  14. Donna Brooks

    Donna Brooks

    Prieš 25 dienų

    Moscow Mitch has done more harm to this country than any person in government in at least the last 60 years, including Trump & NIxon.

  15. Donna Brooks

    Donna Brooks

    Prieš 25 dienų

    4:36 Let's give CBS hell for broadcasting this MISINFORMATION and perpetuating IGNORANCE among Americans about their system of government! This is why schools never should have stopped teaching CIVICS.

  16. NJ Gamer

    NJ Gamer

    Prieš 27 dienų

    Fan fact people in Pakistan still do that cooling souser thing with tea

  17. Auspol Explained

    Auspol Explained

    Prieš 27 dienų

    Fun fact: this doesn't happen in Australia anymore (sorta). William Webster spoke for almost 11 hours straight in 1909 so the House of Representatives decided "hey screw that, let's change the rules for speaking times" and that record is forever etched into Australian history... For the House that is. The Senate didn't seem to think it was important. The hubris. So in 1918 a senator decided to talk for 12 hours and 40 minutes straight on a bill he hated. He started this at 10pm. That's right. He decided to start his fillibuster shortly BEFORE MIDNIGHT. He was initially permitted to sit but when they realised this would go on indefinitely they forced him to stand until he was done. The Senate then realised its mistake and changed the rules for speaking limits. Of course then there's state parliaments too and, well... They haven't caught up.... Fillibusters can still happen, though rarely. But yeah Australia had two idiots decide to prove a point and we changed the rules.

  18. Spyro The Gerudo

    Spyro The Gerudo

    Prieš 27 dienų

    Mitch McConnel would kill the grim reaper just so he could live to kill every blue bill until the end of time.

  19. Jacob Robinson

    Jacob Robinson

    Prieš 27 dienų

    I would kill if someone re-edited this episode but replaced every time someone says “Senate” with Sheev yelling it at Samuel L Jackson

  20. F&K


    Prieš 28 dienų

    hey John take it easy and drink some of your English tea from a saucer

  21. Bao Vuong

    Bao Vuong

    Prieš 29 dienų


  22. Captain-Axeman


    Prieš 29 dienų

    This just convinced me Last Week tonight is a Democrat platform. The lack of neutrality, facts and respect.

  23. Anonymous Person

    Anonymous Person

    Prieš mėn

    Andrew Yang at 00:25

  24. M Innes

    M Innes

    Prieš mėn

    This twit is just a rank partisan.

  25. Monika


    Prieš mėn

    I just feel bad for the guy behind Trump with the "Blacks for Trump" sign... So naive and stupid.

  26. HinekoAkahi


    Prieš mėn

    You know what would really encourage debate in the Senate? Requiring 60 votes to confirm a bill _and also requiring 60 votes to reject it._

  27. Amasing Man

    Amasing Man

    Prieš mėn


  28. Randomananon McAnon

    Randomananon McAnon

    Prieš mėn

    Yes, the system is built with checks and balances in order to slow down legislation that would be destructive to the country and to help ensure that minorities don't get run over policy-wise by majorities. Even with these protections in place we still see things like the trail of tears, Jim Crowe Laws and Japanese Internment. If anything we need more protections for toxic ideas that are supported by a simple majority of the voters, not less.

  29. Tucker Bowen

    Tucker Bowen

    Prieš mėn

    i'll admit, i also have one or two values in common with Trump. we both actually liked Ben Affleck as Batman, we both like buxom women, neither of us drink alcohol, and we both think Eric and DJ are idiots.

  30. Quentin Shock

    Quentin Shock

    Prieš mėn

    17:43 is that man behind him admiring John's Johnson

  31. Communist Potato

    Communist Potato

    Prieš mėn

    Dwayne my rock Johnson I need help

  32. Calum Tonry

    Calum Tonry

    Prieš mėn

    The senate was probably designed that way because there were a couple more states who joined, 37 to be exact so 60 votes would be a lot more

    • Calum Tonry

      Calum Tonry

      Prieš mėn

      I mean less

  33. J Candy

    J Candy

    Prieš mėn

    People out there saying that this is the world's greatest deliberative body don't believe a word of it.

  34. charlie hunter

    charlie hunter

    Prieš mėn

    Australia solved this issue 60 years ago when someone talked for 18 hours so they limited it to a few minutes

  35. John Fraser

    John Fraser

    Prieš mėn

    Dear america: your news is owned by the rich and they don't want to scare you poor sheep. everything's fine. i hope your country suffers because of its criminal negligence to stand up to its corrupt government left or right wing. but lets be real here watch republicans backwards in interviews its tones of fun. they say utter nonsense that dosent make any sense to the topic at hand and then a simple question is asked. really funny they deflect and attack the accusers of their shitty acts and words and act like everything else is the problem. Your all American because you cannot look past this stupidity and admit you made a mistake putting a demented Cheeto with the brain of a 4 year old at the helm. your electoral collage voted him in not you. the people. never you the people, the ones that own your country hate you. they hate you and want you to fight like this. because it creates an even bigger funnel they snatch the wealth while we bicker.

  36. Samuel G

    Samuel G

    Prieš mėn

    Medicare for all will not happen unless you fight for it, so let's just give up?

  37. Cardiovascular Bronchitis

    Cardiovascular Bronchitis

    Prieš mėn

    Storm Thurmond is Republican and not a Democrat.

  38. Johnny Bravo

    Johnny Bravo

    Prieš mėn

    Big penis?

  39. Ciro Di Marzio

    Ciro Di Marzio

    Prieš mėn

    Well.. Filibuster.

  40. ElectricMessiah1


    Prieš mėn

    Almost believe this bullshit. Until someone told me he is a Liverpool fan. En

  41. Jakob Schulze

    Jakob Schulze

    Prieš mėn

    "Freebooter" in dutch. "Freibeuter" in German

    • ShadowFalcon


      Prieš mėn

      "Fribytter" in Danish

    • LadyQAB


      Prieš mėn

      'Vrijbuiter' in Dutch

  42. gspendlove


    Prieš mėn

    Type "Jimmy Stewart poem" into the search field and watch him make Johnny Carson tear up. And if you don't cry as well, there's something seriously wrong with you.

  43. Krazee Ladee

    Krazee Ladee

    Prieš mėn

    John, as a Dutch person, I am utterly insulted by your terrible Dutch accent. It's not nearly robotic enough. We cut every sound as short as we can and we don't make that 'sh' sound. Also we overarticulate to a point where it sounds almost alien. Get it right next time.

  44. Steven Joseph

    Steven Joseph

    Prieš mėn

    Why keep the Senate?? Dump that legislative branch!!!!

  45. thetruephoenixful


    Prieš mėn

    Maybe a bunch of white slave owning old men in the 1700 didn't create the best governmental system ever, and maybe it should be tweaked and updated because "this is how we've always done it" is not a good argument.

  46. Bailey


    Prieš mėn

    Why the fuck do I keep meeting men with beautiful beards who see fit to shave them to reveal hideous faces underneath? Please stop. No. No you don't look good shaven.

  47. V0 .123

    V0 .123

    Prieš mėn

    People still drink coffee off saucers😑... It helps the coffee "Ckoooool the passions" 🧙🏻‍♂️

  48. Omar van de Poll

    Omar van de Poll

    Prieš mėn

    I'm offended by your dutch stereotype lol

  49. Daan Overveld

    Daan Overveld

    Prieš mėn

    It's been christmas John. I want that Pirates of the Netherlands to be released right now.

  50. Stazi_Die


    Prieš mėn

    Let's all not forget Mitch

  51. Clorox Bleach

    Clorox Bleach

    Prieš mėn

    2:45 There were a TON of Dutch pirates

  52. K H

    K H

    Prieš mėn

    they cooled coffee in a saucer in Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder (set in late 1800s), too. Always seemed quaint and useful to me.

  53. Gaurav Baindur

    Gaurav Baindur

    Prieš mėn

    In local tea and coffee houses in South India especially, pouring coffee or tea into a saucer sometimes or another cup is pretty common

  54. Coletha Albert

    Coletha Albert

    Prieš mėn

    I am for the filibuster.

  55. Ainchase Ishmael

    Ainchase Ishmael

    Prieš mėn

    Me: I know what filibuster is I read el filibusterismo *watches lto* Me: surprised pikachu

  56. Waggish Sagacity

    Waggish Sagacity

    Prieš mėn

    Simply brilliant! A stupid idea [filibuster] does not become good just because it is very old (but not so old as the Founding Fathers) or theatrical, or disgusting or exhausting or portrayed badly in a silly movie. The filibuster has to be scrapped (even if Donald Trump supports the idea -- even numbskulls come up with a good idea once in a blue moon). Thanks, John Oliver!

  57. Giulio Ricciardi

    Giulio Ricciardi

    Prieš mėn

    Ted Cruz is such a douchebag

  58. Fredrik Dunge

    Fredrik Dunge

    Prieš 2 mėnesius

    Anyone bothered to to Ted Cruz that green eggs and ham is about changing your mind?

  59. Jayson Brown

    Jayson Brown

    Prieš 2 mėnesius

    Dr Suesus is Satanic so I'm not surprised Ted Cruz was reading it! He needs to be visited by the Reaper or some REEFER! OR SOMEONE SHOULD PULL THAT BROOMSTICK OUT OF HIM!

  60. Jasemine_Hyena


    Prieš 2 mėnesius

    Can we all take a moment to appreciate the guy in the back at 17:42 ?