Robocalls: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Robocalls are a growing problem. If only we could make the FCC care a little bit more about fixing it.
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  • Matthew Timberlake
    Matthew Timberlake

    John, you should now admit you were wrong about Trump. The fakeness of your show is now tainted in my eyes. I'm sorry because I like your show. But, if you don't do a whole episode on how CNN, ABC, MSNBC, NPR, NBC, CBS, and all the MSM news outlets 86ing Fox News (I can't believe I said that fu(k fox news) are fake news and should be shamed for the fake news they feed the public. You are shame John Oliver. You are shame shame you are shame shame shame, You are shame. Or you should do a whole show based on Tool Time with Tim Allen, Al Borland and Wilson. lol

  • timmy timmytimmy
    timmy timmytimmy

    fumble sound effects

  • Anet Bumbum
    Anet Bumbum

    Can I just say... That woman who wouldn't say "I am not a robot" was probably working in one of those call centers that have strictly scripted responses. They are not allowed to say things off script at all

  • Zarah McIntosh
    Zarah McIntosh

    All calls go straight to voicemail.

  • Domagoj Žuža
    Domagoj Žuža

    I like his segments a lot but the jokes....omg... they are so bad. Watermeloning? Are the writers of these jokes 12? He has a very interesting show and it's well researched but it's always interrupted with bad jokes. It seems to me they are treating the audience with no respect if they have to explain in such a juvenile manner. British humor in one of the best in the world, well known for its whit,maybe he can use that to help the show make more intelligent jokes that treat the viewer with the respect. Remember, being loud is not always funny...

  • M BT
    M BT

    I block the number, but they just call (same message) on a different number.

  • roxanneworld11

    ...and: setting up robocalls to "the 5 FCC commissioners?" great idea, John!..even better? include their personal cell phone and home phone numbers, as it like north korea, too: also include the numbers of their spouses and their adult children....yes, "if only there was a way..." as John Oliver contemplates what to do. 🤔🤔🤔🤔

  • roxanneworld11
    roxanneworld11 yep, Susan Collins is such an ultra-conservative schill, so dishonest..and does not care one iota about the safety of women re: misogyny and rape. she sickens me. she *pretended* to not know what she'd do with her kavanaugh vote..then, at the 'final hour,' voted to confirm that grotesque could anyone, let alone any female, ever trust that little b.?? does she have daughters? grand or god-daughters?? she voted against *their* safety and/or that of any girls, baby-girls and women she would claim to care about by endorsing kavanaugh & his kind: fake, wannabe 'men.' she's disgusting, they're both sociopaths..she's supposed to represent all of her constituents and care about them and has a *duty* to help keep them safe..but she does *not* care to do it. she's not at all protective of the vulnerable and those who have already been victims. no way does she have a soul..trump and kavanaugh are the kind of 'men' she thinks are best examples of men..and *that* is how politically, psychologically and socially corrupt she purely evil she is because that's how she rolls.

  • Sammy Leckie
    Sammy Leckie

    This man is a hero lol

  • Sierra Armstrong
    Sierra Armstrong

    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is the Deadpool of Television.

  • Jeff Gazetti
    Jeff Gazetti

    FCC isn’t going to do shit about it because Ajit Pai is too busy fucking over consumers.

  • Gregory Mazurek
    Gregory Mazurek

    John Oliver reminds me I’m not alone with my petty issues

  • Travis Boutell
    Travis Boutell

    17:21 Pai's Cell phone: *omae wa mou shindeiru* Pai: NANI???

  • Travis Boutell
    Travis Boutell

    13:16 Goober alert xD

  • DixtunBabyAngel


  • That comment guy
    That comment guy

    From 8:46 to 10:00 is the story of my life 😂😂

  • Tim Vermette
    Tim Vermette

    I find it strangely coincidental that I ended up getting a robocall while watching this.

  • Galore Galore
    Galore Galore

    Funniest shit. While I was watching this I got one of these fuckin calls

  • Omar Resto
    Omar Resto

    It would be hilarious if you encourage your viewers to sign up all the politican offices they can for robo calls. Maybe even put a list of all their office numbers up on your website.

  • mikaastra

    I've gotten calls about how my children are at great risk for catching diseases and that they need healthcare to help them when the crisis hits. I've never been pregnant.

  • ToughAncientSpark

    Oh, that is so perfect!

  • Benjamin Rosenberger
    Benjamin Rosenberger

    Can you do an episode about Junk Mail?

  • CJ Stech
    CJ Stech

    348 w 57th street #301, New York, NY 10019

  • JCsweetbucket

    idk when it will be made public to everyone, but I have the google screening service and its amazing. when someone calls you can have it screened where a bot tells the caller you're using the google screening service, and to leave a message. And in real time it audio-to-text translates what the caller says and you can choose to pick up, mark as spam, or hang up. Most robocalls just hang up.

  • SofaKingAwesome23

    Ajit pai IS a goober. Perfect name

  • Mixedupcrazy1

    I've had my current phone number for about 10yrs, but I still get robocalls trying to collect debt from the previous owner of the number

  • Adam Mercier
    Adam Mercier

    I got 2 robo calls while watching this...

  • Mickey Williams
    Mickey Williams

    I love watching this guy make fun of the people he is in bed with. Damn I wish they were actually calling those people. It would be grand.

  • Coelho do bem
    Coelho do bem

    For now, that doesn't mean abandoning modern communication, but forgetting the old phone line system and only using apps for communication. It's not that they won't be full of bots too, but still...

  • SorasShadow1

    2 weeks on & I've gotten 10 calls in a day & another one this morning re-watching this episode _ugh_

  • Shreyas Venkatesh
    Shreyas Venkatesh

    348 W 57th Street, #301, New York, NY 10019. There, I saved the FCC some time so they can listen to more robocalls

  • Akai Maho Miru
    Akai Maho Miru

    This is the reason my service auto stops robocalls XD

  • Alex Hurst
    Alex Hurst

  • DavidVT23

    I am in the 703 area code. However, +7 is the international calling code for Russia. So I have gotten slightly mis-typed robocalls that are trying to look local but claim they're from Russia, which, now that I think about it, is probably accurate.

  • TheFangirlOtaku

    4:57 we need to make this clip a meme it's too relatable

  • Riding With Jon
    Riding With Jon

    Yang Gang 2020

  • Tanner Wilson
    Tanner Wilson

    We need an update on this story!

  • Whole Food Plant Based Mama
    Whole Food Plant Based Mama

    Did he really do this?

  • Hylian Fox
    Hylian Fox

    ah yes, Ajit Pai. you may remember him as the same asshole who killed Net Neutrality

  • Max Hoffstadt
    Max Hoffstadt

    Lol just block them


    The mailbox joke went on for too long.

  • Joey Cathcart
    Joey Cathcart

    Hate robocalls!

  • Van Geovani
    Van Geovani

    pro tips from someone who rarely receives robocalls 1: never answer your phone (if its important they'll leave a message) 2:block all numbers that try to call you 3:if you are expecting a call make sure you know the number and only pick up for that number. This has been your pro tip

  • Dipak Khatiwada
    Dipak Khatiwada

    wow. man you did it.

  • Devyn Engelbert
    Devyn Engelbert

    ugh i’m ajit pai i like penis in my mouth

  • Loremaster Talus'ar
    Loremaster Talus'ar

    John! You are the maddest lad I have ever seen. I salute you, sir.

  • Fiesbertt

    Whats up with social security numbers? Why do they need to be a secret? Isn't that kinda fragile?

  • Vib3s

    (unnerving fake laughter)

  • omar lucero
    omar lucero

    I get robocalls about car insurance. I don't have a car

  • ForcefighterX2

    In Germany this problem does not exist at all. I did not even know it exists in US. Just do what our German government did - create so many laws and regulations for robocalls, that it's an insane financial overhead for any corporation to robocall you. Then, finally, NO corporation will call you because it makes no sense. Instead, they will spam your mailbox or spam your actual postbox with useless advertisement, which you cannot get rid off.

  • GOT Progressive SC
    GOT Progressive SC

    🤣🤣 John's has the real big button!

  • What Ever
    What Ever

    Most people: * bitch about their boss in private, maybe with a friend or coworker * John Oliver: * bitch’s about parent company on national television and UA-my *

  • What Ever
    What Ever

    “Everyone one of us has answered the phone at some point to hear this [robocall audio]” Awfully bold of you to assume I answer the phone when I know the number

  • Dustin Boss
    Dustin Boss

    Ask if it's a human and it says it is a live agent but is stuck to scripted responses. No joke, try it.

  • Lawrence Leipold
    Lawrence Leipold

    16:57 found it: 348 W 57th. Street. #301. New York. NY 10019

  • al zolez
    al zolez

    Ajit Pi should be hanged publicly. Fuck that dipshit clown.

  • Dennis Coy
    Dennis Coy

    NO Government Agencies WILL NEVER call you asking for money!

    • gnoxycat

      The IRS lets you pay in Amazon gift cards now.

  • Laura Kirwan
    Laura Kirwan

    I wish Ajit Pai would just choke to death on his own smugness.

  • jessica . rosaline
    jessica . rosaline

    Ya Inherited A *Problem Child*

  • jessica . rosaline
    jessica . rosaline

    Ajit Pai = *_Goober_*

  • Jelle Waltman
    Jelle Waltman

    This might be a stupid idea, but a federal law protecting consumers might be handy. I know USA citizens don't like federal rules, but in this case...make an exception. Consumers should be protected against aggressive marketing!

  • Waggish Sagacity
    Waggish Sagacity

    Many years ago, when answering machines (remember them?) were ubiquitous, a caller to NPR, I think, complained that sales people interrupted her family dinners. I wrote a letter to NPR: "Why does she not buy an answering machine" etc.? Nowadays, I DON'T get robocalls. Why, because, when caller does not leave a message, I don't pick up. See? Simple! Try it at home. Even your cell phone has a voicemail thingy, did you know that? Good luck: Works great for me.

    • Waggish Sagacity
      Waggish Sagacity

      +tifforo1 Mine is not a universal panacea, but it is a fact that bill collectors, salespeople, etc. DO NOT LEAVE MESSAGES on answering machines. They want to talk to the people they are looking for in peron. If you pick up the phone instead of waiting for the message, you're on your own. If you want to take my advice, it's free & effective.

    • tifforo1

      This doesn't work so well for people who do things like apply for jobs by posting a resume online with a phone number. Some universities put personal phone numbers online for no good reason too, I believe.

  • Adéla Pafková
    Adéla Pafková

    Can't they just block the number?

    • tiny bread
      tiny bread

      Nope :( they use more than one number to call and it usually a brand new one every time

  • Alissa Purplebunnies
    Alissa Purplebunnies

    "Johnny's acting up" and "I bet I'm gona get some spicy jars in the mail about that"

  • Alissa Purplebunnies
    Alissa Purplebunnies

    Wait what's wrong with calling a tea salon Neverland it flew over my head 😂

    • Aim9 Mike
      Aim9 Mike

      Alissa Purplebunnies ummm Michael Jackson used to fly stuff over children’s heads all the time at his Neverland ranch....soo yeahhh..

  • Aaron Gibbs
    Aaron Gibbs

    Most calls I recieve nowdays re robocalls. I even get them coming from my own number like twice a week.

  • Ulquiorra Cifer
    Ulquiorra Cifer

    That robocall with the guy sounded like a real person. I probably would have been fooled.

  • anthony kellam
    anthony kellam

    Your writers deserve pay raises!!!!

  • Gerardo Flores
    Gerardo Flores

    did you yourself feel such a mystical vibration ...

  • Herotimes The Undertale Player
    Herotimes The Undertale Player

    Man do they have an orchestra playing all this music? I wanna be in it.

  • Galfin 01
    Galfin 01

    Why not try

  • aneebaba06

    I get ones that are in Chinese - i heard these scammed Chinese Americans as they thought the govt was after them and since they are scared that they might actually get in trouble back home, they gave the money etc. I have the Pixel 3, so now i use the screening feature and they usually hang up right away.

  • Joe V
    Joe V

    ONE Lesson here: do NOT EVER gives WELLS FARGO …..ANY BUISNESS AT ALL.....they're thieves

  • SpartanF8

    Blocking numbers helps, no call lists help and setting your phone to only accept known numbers

    • Js M
      Js M

      SpartanF8 It doesn’t work if you are expecting a call back from a doctor or someone that you may not know the number.

  • J.Y. Demir
    J.Y. Demir

    At least someone's calling me.. Don't get rid of them

  • C T
    C T

    Why am I crying

  • Kevin Lee
    Kevin Lee

    He needs to reduce the interval between calls from every 90 minutes to every 3 minutes

  • Jackalofdeath

    what sort of sad fucking people worship this ugly little jew he looks like a rat

  • Fact Check
    Fact Check

    You forget Obsma the disaster

  • jv7x

    John Oliver is a god damn national treasure!

  • Jesse Slaughter
    Jesse Slaughter

    I am genuinely impressed with how John Oliver has progressed in fake news, Let that sink in

  • Girl Etherial
    Girl Etherial

    Did anyone else think his call to action at the end sounded like, "Russia... If you're listening...."? Hmmm. As I'm writing this, the Mueller report was delivered to Barr, so maybe that's just on my mind....

  • Angelene Parr Ramos
    Angelene Parr Ramos

    Can someone please make a meme of John saying “cool”? That was the best.

  • Matthew Britton
    Matthew Britton

    Can you please share the phone numbers of all the FCC Goobers?

  • Dee Tree
    Dee Tree

    Oliver is great. I wish news Anchor's in general followed his model.... this mf can make fun of himself, his fans and his sponsors while making realistic suggestions fans can do to help support something beneficial, or to troll d.bags in public office not listening.

  • Eileen Chon
    Eileen Chon

    got a robocall while watching this video -.-

  • Gnome Queen
    Gnome Queen

    Fuck the FCC

  • NittanyTiger1

    When I was in debt to the hospital due to being disabled before my SSI was approved, I was getting debt collector robocalls so often that I set a personalized voicemail message telling them not to call back, let the robocallers fill up my voicemail box on purpose, then just shut my phone off because I was under so much stress then that I was liable to snap.

  • SKvid

    You are great

  • Hugh Orr
    Hugh Orr

    The best is, 'Dont hang up...'

  • Jack Siegel
    Jack Siegel

    As I'm watching this, I get a robocall

  • IntrovertedExtraterrestrial

    They are so annoying. One time my grandma got a call that said she needed to give a certain amount of money to get her son out of jail, but here's the thing, he's the under sheriff.

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  • samsnow1984

    should've just given their phone numbers so we could all call them :)

  • strungoutboy21

    I've gotten robocalls about getting a life alert necklace and I'm in my 30's.

  • Jacob S
    Jacob S

    Thankfully Andrew Yang wants to tackle them. #Yang2020

  • The Dolly Llama
    The Dolly Llama

    this is funny as heck, thank you so much for existing

  • Nikhillesh Sadassivam
    Nikhillesh Sadassivam

    Address buried - 348 W 57th. Street, #301, New York 10019

  • Dovey Dossett
    Dovey Dossett

    Love you, dude. But the raunchy Stuff felt really gratuitous and unnecessary in this episode. Don't be infantile just to be infantile.


    I virtually stopped all the Robo Calls I got by getting an air horn and blasting it when I got a "Scam Likely" call. 😁