Robocalls: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Julkaistu 11.03.2019
  • Robocalls are a growing problem. If only we could make the FCC care a little bit more about fixing it.
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Kommentteja • 11 994

  • inick2005i
    inick2005i 14 tuntia sitten

    "Block this caller" is my jam

  • Dylan S
    Dylan S 14 tuntia sitten

    the part about not wanting to mail had me weezing in laughter, it is literally me down to those spooky mailboxes in NYC

  • Ryan Keen
    Ryan Keen 15 tuntia sitten

    About Face: Veterans Against the War
    Formerly Iraq Veterans Against the War

  • CJ Cook
    CJ Cook 15 tuntia sitten

    It doesn't matter when you pause, John Oliver is always making a face. :P

  • Lark Forest
    Lark Forest 15 tuntia sitten

    John Oliver is such a Chaotic Neutral

  • Daniel Davis
    Daniel Davis 16 tuntia sitten

    Can you imagine how wild the staff parties for Susan Collins must be? That crew definitely knows how to get fucked up.

  • ROBERTS R Overfield
    ROBERTS R Overfield 16 tuntia sitten

    Well played good sir.

  • RoboCallWall RoboCallWall
    RoboCallWall RoboCallWall 17 tuntia sitten

    They are using technology and the only answer today is to fight them with technology.

  • Verdugo
    Verdugo 17 tuntia sitten

    GOT ‘EM

  • Andrea Clemente
    Andrea Clemente 17 tuntia sitten

    Facia da merda

  • Ashley Thomas
    Ashley Thomas 17 tuntia sitten

    Well damn... That stamp bit was freakishly on the nose.

  • Happy Ford
    Happy Ford 17 tuntia sitten

    True about Wells Fargo.. They kept calling my daughter relentlessly.

  • SRG Zach Attack
    SRG Zach Attack 17 tuntia sitten

    I get at least one a day

  • C D
    C D 18 tuntia sitten

    Where can I sign up to be robocalled by John Oliver? It would be like a good bedtime story.

  • sarnlest
    sarnlest 18 tuntia sitten

    I got a robocall 4 minutes into watching this...

  • Honey Dubey
    Honey Dubey 18 tuntia sitten


  • Shane Sanders
    Shane Sanders 18 tuntia sitten

    I literally received a robo-call while watching this.

  • Sharon Mullins
    Sharon Mullins 18 tuntia sitten

    Your show is the best! Humor incredible!

  • transplant
    transplant 18 tuntia sitten +2

    If you still get robocalled, you're doing something wrong. The actual issue isn't that big of an issue if you've been alive less than 300 years. As Oliver just showed, you can actually have a lot of fun with telephone scammers. For instance: Call-forwarding. I'm not suggesting anyone actually do this...
    However, you could set up a voip number. Spam every phone list that's likely to get you robocalled. When the calls start coming in, automate your call forwarding to redirect the calls to Ajit Pai and your local representatives. We can think bigger than one call every ninety minutes.

  • Rebecca Lohfert Boas
    Rebecca Lohfert Boas 18 tuntia sitten

    This has never happened to any of my family.. perks of living in Denmark

  • ArachCobra
    ArachCobra 19 tuntia sitten

    That's right, John, give 'em a taste of their own medicine.

  • Mitchell Ware
    Mitchell Ware 19 tuntia sitten

    The Landmower Man ending.

  • Riebenzahl -
    Riebenzahl - 19 tuntia sitten

    Two questions:
    Did it work?
    Why is this not an issue in europe?

  • MakiPcr
    MakiPcr 19 tuntia sitten

    Capital One customer service employee here! The company got worried enough to tell us about it (here in Costa Rica, and Manila, and everywhere)

  • R Painter
    R Painter 19 tuntia sitten

    If I know it's a scam call I will sometimes answer the call, wait for a human to get on the phone and blow a very shrill whistle, but I'm thinking about getting an airhorn.

  • Lorna Nunez
    Lorna Nunez 19 tuntia sitten

    I try that shit. And my calls increase. Same people different numbers. So i can have a stroke any day. T mobil send me a text every month to pay my bill. From the murgae. Am on speed. Dial for every thing these ass hole selling. And thay turn off my phone 12 pm. On due date. No reminder text. Gready mother fuckers..

  • Joey brajkovich
    Joey brajkovich 20 tuntia sitten

    Literally got two rob calls while watching this video....

  • Krista Star
    Krista Star 20 tuntia sitten

    Yes!! This made my day.

  • M. Tom
    M. Tom 20 tuntia sitten

    Orange man bad

  • D R
    D R 21 tunti sitten

    FYI, that "I AM a real person" phone call is indeed a robot. There have been crude AI based robo-callers for years with large vocabularies that can "respond".

  • Josh Boyle
    Josh Boyle 21 tunti sitten

    This is journalism. Fox, CNN, everyone - this is what journalism should look like. You identify an issue. You investigate that issue. You report on that issue in great detail. Obviously they're doing this with humor here but at the center of it is actually really good journalism.

  • Ray McFarland
    Ray McFarland 21 tunti sitten

    I got a robocall while watching this

  • m b
    m b 21 tunti sitten

    The goober line killed me

  • Julia Wang
    Julia Wang 21 tunti sitten

    Got a robocall while watching this

  • cpMetis
    cpMetis 22 tuntia sitten

    My favorite ones were about my credit card and car warranty, when I was 10 and had neither.

  • Georgia & the Spirit Guitar
    Georgia & the Spirit Guitar 22 tuntia sitten

    Here is a quote from John Oliver calling for the harassment of another talk show host. MSNBC article dated today.
    "I would argue that Tucker is actually a good example of an internet pile-on being merited," Oliver said.
    Karma is a strong ally for the righteous.

    • TheMoezilla
      TheMoezilla 17 tuntia sitten

      You could of just avoided the middle man and went straight to Last Week Tonight's FIclips channel, video is there for everyone to watch.

  • BestServedCold
    BestServedCold 22 tuntia sitten

    I got a robocall in the middle of watching this video

  • Rhyme& Reason
    Rhyme& Reason 22 tuntia sitten

    It is really quite shameful how little our government is doing to protect us from scammers, identity thieves, and people who want to track our every move... our government has become pretty much AWOL in actually doing things to make people's lives better and more secure. They've completely sold out to corporate interests...

  • Jake Spartz
    Jake Spartz 22 tuntia sitten

    This is gold. I love Last Week Tonight so much.

  • The Firebird Flock
    The Firebird Flock 22 tuntia sitten

    I want an update of with the FCC on here if this legit happened

  • Super_Cyb0rg
    Super_Cyb0rg 23 tuntia sitten

    Did they just actually fucking robocall the FCC?

  • bhjuoespbnuo
    bhjuoespbnuo 23 tuntia sitten

    2:02 there is no phonecall, he fakes answering a call

  • Rick Abbett
    Rick Abbett 23 tuntia sitten

    Disgusting man who has sex with children

  • Alicia-Pilar Mogollon
    Alicia-Pilar Mogollon 23 tuntia sitten

    #andrewyang2020 says he would make robo calls illegal.

  • Tai Ketchum
    Tai Ketchum 23 tuntia sitten +1

    John really just dabbed on the FCC

  • Quincario
    Quincario 23 tuntia sitten

    348 W 57th. Street, #301 New York NY 10019

  • Magliozzi Edits
    Magliozzi Edits Päivä sitten

    This man is my hero.

  • timmy timmytimmy
    timmy timmytimmy Päivä sitten

    who cheap?
    His Alter is never named, but he has the power to manipulate watermelons and use them as bombs, protective barriers, platforms and teleportation devices(By stepping inside a giant watermelon, having it shrink to nothing, then having it grow anew in a different location, with him still inside it.). He can make them grow huge until they crush an opponent, turn an entire building into a watermelon for a second (thus destroying it when it turns back, somehow).

  • fry daddy
    fry daddy Päivä sitten

    If the robo calls are anything to go on, I've been investigated by the IRS 12 times.
    They'll never catch me.

  • 3dent
    3dent Päivä sitten

    The 4th Law of robotics: No robot shall be able to say, type, transmit or render in any other way the phrase "✅ I'm not a robot."

  • Erwann Kerroc'h
    Erwann Kerroc'h Päivä sitten

    John Oliver and his team are superheroes.

  • Scott Jewett
    Scott Jewett Päivä sitten

    Hey I remember Tom Wheeler! Kind of looks like a dingo...

  • Buck Young
    Buck Young Päivä sitten

    John Oliver=Dirt Bag. What a loser! Steve Allen, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno to this hot mess.

  • Kyle Loftis
    Kyle Loftis Päivä sitten

    Just got a robocall while watching this.

  • TidalWave Dan
    TidalWave Dan Päivä sitten

    “We’re calling because your car’s warranty is about to expire.”
    Me: Oh wow, what kind of car do I have?
    Scammer: “For security purposes we cannot tell you what car we have on file for you?”
    Me: you’ve done a convincing job here’s all of my sensitive information😈


    AT&T inherited a problem child! I'm dead

  • Kelvin Tawanda Tore
    Kelvin Tawanda Tore Päivä sitten +1

    This is my favourite John Oliver clip by far, regards from Africa

  • Andrew J
    Andrew J Päivä sitten +4

    Ajit Pai: "Excuse me, gentlemen, it appears that I may have won a cruise" Let's be honest, folks. The only cruise offers he gets are from ISP lobbyists.

  • D C Tommy
    D C Tommy Päivä sitten

    Buy stamps you English goober!

  • Dana Payne
    Dana Payne Päivä sitten

    I get slightly more disturbed every time John says "business daddy". Please no more.

  • cosmic gaming73
    cosmic gaming73 Päivä sitten

    Found the address stop at 16:57 btw

  • macforme
    macforme Päivä sitten

    What do you mean a Goober can't be president? We have one right now!!!!!

  • Stelios P
    Stelios P Päivä sitten

    Buy a Google Pixel 3 and never deal with robocalls again. Call Screening baby.

  • Armel Oenn
    Armel Oenn Päivä sitten

    "But the thing is we shouldn't be entirely up to us to deal with it"... yup, just like [insert any form of harassment existing that people always find a way to victim blame about] [insert any group/minority/target of that are victim of that harassment] can, we can take the prevention we can possibly and theoretically imagine, it is not to the victim to fucking do all the effort.

  • SAHM
    SAHM Päivä sitten +1

    I found the Address: 349 W 58th, Street #302, New York, NY 10020.

  • Teri Blaumer
    Teri Blaumer Päivä sitten

    Since I don't have a landline and all calls go through my cell, If there's no name attached to the number calling I just don't answer. If it's important they can leave a message, which they never do. That's how I deal with robo calls. I can positively say I can't remember the last time I picked up for a number I didn't recognize, but if I did and heard the robot on the other end, I would just hang up. It's interesting to look up the numbers and find out, although they might have your area code ,they are 300 miles away or in another state.

  • HeDied ThatDay
    HeDied ThatDay Päivä sitten

    These calls are almost as robotic as the host!

  • gasdorfic muncher
    gasdorfic muncher Päivä sitten

    seems like your phone pre loaded with robo callers ? only gave my number out to 3 people in my family?

  • Michelle Li
    Michelle Li Päivä sitten

    How is this show real again?

  • Bilal Ahmed
    Bilal Ahmed Päivä sitten

    Please cover upcoming Indian Elections.

  • HeWhoWinsAtLosing
    HeWhoWinsAtLosing Päivä sitten

    I found the address but I refuse to post it out of principle.

  • meh!
    meh! Päivä sitten

    @10:02 i do stuff like this when im bored. that is either a bot or a psychopath

  • meh!
    meh! Päivä sitten

    @8:43 yep... same here

  • Jennifer C
    Jennifer C Päivä sitten

    Love that social security #!

  • Quinn Fischer
    Quinn Fischer Päivä sitten

    10:13 That robot is amazing and I feel terrible for her

    USA BREAKING NEW Päivä sitten

    OMG! And this is why Last Week Tonight keeps winning Emmy awards

  • Anthony P
    Anthony P Päivä sitten

    Without legislation we already have all major mobile carriers providing free spam blocking services, and they are in the process of implementing STIR/SHAKEN protocols based on urging from the FCC and customers. Shockingly not every problem requires federal legislation. Crazy I know.

  • M Will
    M Will Päivä sitten

    Hilarious and yet the f bombs and language is off putting...

  • Victoria Kemp
    Victoria Kemp Päivä sitten

  • Johnny Equinox
    Johnny Equinox Päivä sitten

    This might not get a lot of likes, but the address is 348 W 57th Street, #301, New York, NY 10019. Don't tell the FCC!

  • wizix
    wizix Päivä sitten

    348 W 57th. Street #301, New York NY 10019

  • timmy timmytimmy
    timmy timmytimmy Päivä sitten
    the dodo

  • Travis McCarty
    Travis McCarty Päivä sitten

    Oh and do you see Monica Lewinsky climbing on the me too wagon NO!! She stands for everything a strong woman truly is. Glad she hasnt come to suck yours like you are demanding john.. me too me too!!

    • Travis McCarty
      Travis McCarty 21 tunti sitten

      +Alex Franklin interestingly this comment was from the live feed lastnight, hmmmm

    • Alex Franklin
      Alex Franklin 23 tuntia sitten

      what is this comment

  • Taylor Warner
    Taylor Warner Päivä sitten

    The other day at my job I got 12 back to back robo calls from the same number. Every time I answered all I heard was a woman speaking Mandarin. It left 4 voicemails as well. Wild.

  • Travis McCarty
    Travis McCarty Päivä sitten

    I love your show but Tucker Carlson is much more savage

  • Jennifer Carrillo
    Jennifer Carrillo Päivä sitten

    There are e-mails like this too. They are contacting beneficiaries from Africa to transfer millions of dollars to us. Some even ask you to send them money for transfer fees.

  • str1ng_the0ry
    str1ng_the0ry Päivä sitten

    FCC I saved you some time, "348 W 57th. Street, #301, New York, NY, 10019"

  • TheDrexxus
    TheDrexxus Päivä sitten +1

    The one I get the most keeps telling me that its the FINAL courtesy call about the warranty of my car expiring.
    Despite being the final call, i've had about 200 of them. And the warranty on my car expired more than a decade ago.
    I am so damn sick of the USA being the bitch of corporations. They can't get any laws passed to curb ANY shit eating behavior because those lobbyists keep buying elected officials.
    Lobbyists should be rounded up and fucking executed. They are the reason nothing useful ever gets done. For instance, when the US realized its kids were turning into fatasses, it started requiring school lunches to serve vegetables. Well lobbyists stepped in and made the folks declare that FRENCH FRIES count as vegetables. So it defeats the entire purpose of the requirement and kids keep getting fatter just so motherfuckers can sell more french fries. Our entire system is fucked by this shit.

  • IgorD
    IgorD Päivä sitten

    Is John Oliver always like this? Is he doing humor?

  • RolandArthur
    RolandArthur Päivä sitten

    I think you are somewhat off on the depiction of¨meloning¨. It should at least involve two 45+ women and a happy young lad with a blush face. At least!

  • IgorD
    IgorD Päivä sitten

    3:12 I see why she missed that mortgage payment

  • GDI
    GDI Päivä sitten

    The spoofing example was only awkward because that old woman looked so shaky and frail that she might throw the phone across the room

  • Sophie Vaughan
    Sophie Vaughan Päivä sitten


  • Jeremy Branson
    Jeremy Branson Päivä sitten

    Anyone else get the Scarlett Johansson Under the Skin reference?

  • Hamil Patel
    Hamil Patel Päivä sitten

    this is fantastic.

  • Megan Waters
    Megan Waters Päivä sitten

    Does every 90 minutes include the middle of the night?

  • Meredyth Costa
    Meredyth Costa Päivä sitten


  • Chris Kohanek
    Chris Kohanek Päivä sitten

    John Oliver makes me proud to be an American.

  • Marcelo Souza babao Lucio
    Marcelo Souza babao Lucio Päivä sitten

    A paz

  • Kilian Thaa
    Kilian Thaa Päivä sitten +1

    Hey HBO! how about an episode on article 13? before this shit gets passed...