"Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" Season 4 is going to have an absolute field day with the politics of 2017, but HBO's new promo takes a much lighter tone. It also cleverly teases three of its other returning shows in the same minute-and-a-half spot.
The promo starts with a clear look at the "Game of Thrones" Iron Throne as a voice-over teases, "In 2017, HBO's biggest Sunday night show returns..." And out pops John Oliver, mistaking the promo to mean his show. Nope! They also don't mean "Last Week Tonight" when teasing "the fourth season of HBO's smash hit comedy." Instead, "Silicon Valley" star Kumail Nanjiani mocks Oliver as "an acquired taste" at best.
Kumail Nanjiani: "Sometimes we don't want a British man yelling at us about how the world is ending for a whole hour."
John Oliver: "Well, it's a half an hour show."
Nanjiani: "Doesn't feel like it."
HBO also does not mean "Last Week Tonight" when promoting "the long awaited return of the HBO show everyone's been waiting for." Nope. That's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," which has been away for five years. Why? Because, as Larry David explains, he's been "busy." With "things."
Here's the promo:Despite the typically self-deprecating tone, fans are dying to see John Oliver again in "Last Week Tonight," which returns Sunday, February 12 at 11 p.m. on HBO.
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