Coronavirus VII: Sports: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

John Oliver discusses the sudden disappearance of sports due to coronavirus, how their absence is impacting people emotionally and financially, and the complications of bringing them back anytime soon.
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  • Being the sole sponsor of an entire league! Dude's got balls

    - 42 -- 42 -8 hours ago
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="914">15:14</a> "third child i'm not even sure the mother has to be there" lmfaooooo who writes this guy's jokes

    Foodie EatsFoodie Eats8 hours ago
  • I vote for John Oliver to co-comment all the events!!! (Vote this comment up! He might end up doing it, seeing how excited he was about it just in this episode!!!)

    Gabriel SGabriel S8 hours ago
  • UF SEA has me WHEEZING

    Alonso DiazAlonso Diaz9 hours ago
  • I've been a Jelle's Marble Runs fan since before it was cool.

    Ben SeidmanBen Seidman9 hours ago
  • I've never wanted to sports harder than today. I feel like if I miss this event I will lose my marbles.

    Minous27Minous279 hours ago
  • Dang, now I wish someone told him that diecast car racing with full leagues, professional editing, and commentary also exists. XD

    The StrangerThe Stranger9 hours ago
  • Brawl-hala

    Nick CarlozziNick Carlozzi9 hours ago
  • You are amazing John Oliver. The best of all. Greetings from South America!

    MrCachicMrCachic10 hours ago
  • i don’t think it’s possible right now in the US to bring back sports safely

    Esme LEsme L10 hours ago
  • Yooooo Vasila Kamatzki was featured in the slapping segment!!!

    Flame 42Flame 4210 hours ago
  • I lost all my marbles

    Beau La BrecheBeau La Breche10 hours ago
  • From Kurt Vonnegut's book Hocus Pocus: [my lawyer] asked me yesterday why it was that I never swore. He found me washing windows in this library, although nobody had ordered me to do that. So I told my my maternal grandfather's idea that obscenity and blasphemy gave most people permission not to listen respectfully to whatever was being said. I repeated an old story Grandfather Wills had taught me, which was about a town where a cannon was fired at noon every day. One day the cannoneer was sick at the last minute and was too incapacitated to fire the cannon. So at high noon there was silence. All the people in the town jumped out of their skins when the sun reached its zenith. They asked each other in astonishment, "Good gravy! What was that?" My lawyer wanted to know what that had to do with my not swearing. I replied that in an era as foul mouthed as this one, "Good gravy" had the same power to startle as a cannon shot.

    Mark CraneMark Crane10 hours ago
  • I would feel sorry for the athletes hurt by Covid 19 but they are also the same cocksuckers that berated and picked on my as a kid, so fuck 'em as that have had this coming. Karma is a bitch. Same sentiment goes for cruise ships and passenger airlines : you're all too expensive, exploitative, mediocre and polluting so please die soon!

    JetsonicJetsonic10 hours ago
  • Imagine if we took all the money and resources that go into pro sports and did something useful with it instead.

    nottiificationnottiification10 hours ago
  • !I'm not even sure if the mother has to be there" haha!

    HMVisualityHMVisuality10 hours ago
  • Trump not watching old baseball games to get back to work...😆🤣

    KnivesKnives10 hours ago
  • All I took from this is we should give sports stars massive wages to retail and delivery workers

    Matthew RoweMatthew Rowe11 hours ago
  • Bravo LastWeekTonight. Congratulations. What a great sponsorship. Way to go. Greetings from Ecuador

    Juan Carlos González MenaJuan Carlos González Mena11 hours ago
  • First Rule of Slap Club: You Don't Talk About Slap Club (Second rule: No Windows)

    WettergrenWettergren11 hours ago
  • I'm just glad for topics other than Covid or the narcissist general supreme.

    jody dymunjody dymun11 hours ago
  • Thank you! Have enjoyed the marble runs for years and so happy to see y'all embracing it! TyTy

    William McGrathWilliam McGrath12 hours ago
  • John.

    A.J. MillerA.J. Miller12 hours ago
  • >doesn't mention simracing #RESTART4LANDO

    ShadowFox37ShadowFox3713 hours ago
  • I would say this guys lost his marbles but no! It looks like they're all present and accounted for.

    MehHalfheartedMehHalfhearted13 hours ago
  • Well I see you are still a wanker...

    deer speakdeer speak13 hours ago
  • LMAO "Choke-slam me to hell" Adam Driver!

    mdimasciomdimascio13 hours ago
  • this is so shocking - so mind blowing - how is it possible people dont know about this - OMG -

    Susan HoutSusan Hout13 hours ago
  • Why???? Why are you sexually harassing Adam Driver????

    Sunita BuddhuSunita Buddhu13 hours ago
  • And the marble racing thing is like careful (-:

    Conflict MagazineConflict Magazine13 hours ago
  • the Adam Driver content has gotten SO out of hand lmao

    bluemoon455bluemoon45514 hours ago
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="960">16:00</a> And that level of insanity is what I feel when regular people talk about face mask wearing in public. You have no idea how insanely easy it is to undo the protection you are wearing on the face. Its not safer, its another degree of worse. Because, the general public has no idea how to use masks properly and reduce their chances of infection. Improper use, and changed behavior leads to more infection risks, reducing the impact of mask wearing to near 0.

    HexerPsyHexerPsy14 hours ago
  • I am just amazed (perhaps naively) how rich people are such drivers in getting sports, etc. back.

    Valerie CurtisValerie Curtis14 hours ago
  • so cool :)

    Barry DuffmanBarry Duffman14 hours ago
  • Could we start talking about real problems again please? Like fracking? Have you ever made a show about that?

    valentin aslanvalentin aslan14 hours ago
  • hairstyle has much improved

    M L IM L I14 hours ago
  • Your pumpkin is rotting

    Jemp SkiJemp Ski15 hours ago
  • Okay, I'm so ready for 'Marble Runs, The Movie' Summer 2021.

    Juan Carlos Elizondo OrihuelaJuan Carlos Elizondo Orihuela15 hours ago
  • ok, John, i love you but the 1st MLB game after 9/11 was Mets v. Braves. I know, I was there and it was the most emotional moment of all time in sports. Everyone was crying, I was, Mike Piazza was, all the Braves were...but it was incredible to try healing after such a traumatic event with all those people.

    Cynthia BallCynthia Ball15 hours ago
  • John, time to revisit your nuclear episode from 5 yrs ago, tRump is plati g with the nuclear button!

    JaraJara15 hours ago
  • Huh, this marble race stuff is strangely captivating to look at...

    Ailsa NiAilsa Ni15 hours ago
  • the love for adam driver is underrated

    TagumFilmsTagumFilms15 hours ago
  • So I see the title of this episode and I'm like "meh, I don't care about sports, I'll watch later." Finally get around to it a week later and now I see the folly of my ways. When it's John Oliver, it's always worth an immediate watch.

    olandirolandir16 hours ago
    • fear mongering of coronavirus while there are other things killing people and/or making them sick! Why don't you do a piece about landlords not maintaining buildings proper

      Ailsa NiAilsa Ni15 hours ago
  • HELL YEAH showing footage of my boys Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton playing the NBA 2K tournament finals AND sponsoring Jelle's Marble Racing?! This is potentially the best episode of LWT I've ever seen.

    christmastigerchristmastiger16 hours ago
  • I think for the Russian slapping, you need to get ESPN 8 "The Ocho".

    Justin KashtockJustin Kashtock17 hours ago
  • I thought John was going to review Final Fantasy VII Remake

    p1cmp1cm17 hours ago
  • "This case has had full analyzation and has been looked at a lot." George W Bush

    Plerp PlerpPlerp Plerp17 hours ago
  • Can we hit 200subs i would appreciate it

    naffa 12naffa 1217 hours ago
  • I would totally rent a goat to take care of my lawn and shrubbery. Oh well. The marbles are intriguing! People should check out the hedgehog ninja warrior videos (yes, it’s one hedgehog and a (very elaborately constructed) living-room course right now, but the potential is huge!

    Sarah PriceSarah Price17 hours ago
  • Oh... wait...I've already watched this! Damn beer! 😷VOTE!✌

    Ti GqTi Gq18 hours ago
  • I vote for Owie Maui LMFAO

    Elaine FerryElaine Ferry18 hours ago
  • They forgot about me. My whole summer job revolves around refereeing and couching soccer at about 10 to 15 games a week. Summer school is cancelled that I usually do. I have no income for the summer and don't qualify for unemployment as an independent contractor

    Ducklowguy FilmsDucklowguy Films18 hours ago

    Joonas PitkäkangasJoonas Pitkäkangas18 hours ago
  • Oh my god thank you. Adam Driver alone. And I'm a lesbian. Awesome.

    Fizz ClockwatcherFizz Clockwatcher19 hours ago
  • President Pandemic needs to be removed from office.

    Questing BeastQuesting Beast19 hours ago
  • I just watch for the weekly Adam Driver harrassment comment.

    Catalina NuñezCatalina Nuñez19 hours ago
  • I've watched Jelle and John for years- this is a dream come true!

    Mitch HurstMitch Hurst19 hours ago
  • I like the show with out background laughs.

    Vamshidhar GadeVamshidhar Gade19 hours ago
  • I think large crouds are the dream senerio during a pandemic becouse we are woth to much people on earth so think about 77 million people are only 1% of the total world nobody cares if they die just let the weak ones die!!!

    Skies SurfSkies Surf19 hours ago
  • I followed shelter-in-place orders for 3 months in my rent-controlled house in LA, ALONE! I had flu-like symptoms, shortness of breath, dizziness, even body rash...I feared having coronavirus & dying ONLY to find out I was exposed to TOXIC MOLD while I was barely leaving my home during the cold and rainy season! I tested negative for coronavirus and been staying at a hotel for 2 weeks while they're removing toxic mold from my home BUT ONLY AFTER I hired a mold inspection company with proof of toxic mold since property mgr was denying existence of mold probably because they're guilty of negligence! did I mention I had no working heater since Match 13th? Now, I'm tired of media's continuous fear mongering of coronavirus while there are other things killing people and/or making them sick! Why don't you do a piece about landlords not maintaining buildings properly in big cities like LA and putting lives in danger during the "pandemic", meanwhile, City of LA is not sending out inspectors for code violations due to the "pandemic" YET happily sending parking enforcement out to give expensive parking tickets to people! Don't even get me started on unemployment and the economy....

    DhammaDinaDhammaDina19 hours ago
  • 👈how to get free Netflix series app (all Netflix series)

    The KingThe King19 hours ago
  • I was so happy that Jelle's Marbles was noticed by LWT, but now with the sponsorship I'm so happy!!

    Eduardo AguirreEduardo Aguirre19 hours ago
  • low iq comedy for low iq audience

    yung yungyung yung19 hours ago
  • Who else clicked because they thought he was the guy from anchorman? 😂

    Google UserGoogle User20 hours ago
    • I think you might be the only one

      christmastigerchristmastiger16 hours ago
  • I can't believe marble racing is a thing.but i am so going to watch it. Man we humans are a silly people.

    Mad MachanicestMad Machanicest20 hours ago
    • Its awesome!

      nathan mckenzienathan mckenzie19 hours ago
  • Jelle is moving up in the world!! I'm so happy!!

    Todo McGillicuttyTodo McGillicutty20 hours ago
  • Third child...not even sure the mother has to be there lolololol I DIED!

    dumaskhandumaskhan20 hours ago
  • #stayinstaysafe US death toll near 100k

    Anshit MandloiAnshit Mandloi21 hour ago
  • Really ? Now you take on Trump for watching a game ? Pelosi must be working 24/7 to the delight of the poor. Lefties are becoming more and more pathetic.

    Alex BAlex B21 hour ago
  • The Alf soup is still killing me though 😂😂😂

    Nesler Nütigs HandwerkNesler Nütigs Handwerk21 hour ago
  • I think John Oliver is hysterically funny. And I agree with him, about most things, most of the time. But, this is one of the dumbest and lamest videos, of Last Week Tonight, that I have ever seen. Only minimally funny. Kinda lame.

    SpookeyRSpookeyR21 hour ago
  • Lolololol I want to hear Adam Driver respond 😂

    KristinaKristina21 hour ago
  • Trump is full of shit! He loathes, the NFL!

    Eric RodriguezEric Rodriguez22 hours ago
  • can someone explain the adam driver thing? It seems like for the last year he periodically mentions him...and I still have no idea why.

    jumpsteadywilljumpsteadywill22 hours ago
  • john oliver is such a top-tier human

    Maya Penna-ScheerMaya Penna-Scheer22 hours ago
  • @LastWeekTonight, can you please upload/share the link of the very first episode of the first season: "2014 Indian general election"

    Adnan HabeebAdnan Habeeb22 hours ago
  • I was like where is my Adam driver jokes... Thank u

    Brent RazzBrent Razz23 hours ago
  • I think we can all agree that john loliver is actually becoming the next real MVP!!!! Hell I love the kind of stuff they do. Just when you think you start losing hope. BAMMM John Oliver purchases, produces and sponsors!!

    Aziz YuldashevAziz Yuldashev23 hours ago

    ZeetoxZeetox23 hours ago
  • the adam driver bit always catches me by surprise, but I love it nonetheless

    Macayla CMacayla C23 hours ago