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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  • My Nontraditional Life
    My Nontraditional Life

    Did the FCC ever respond to the robocalling?

  • Quality Gravy
    Quality Gravy

    Their poor receptionists

  • dimapez

    thank God the Finnish legal definition of domestic peace harassment covers all unwanted contact that keeps taking place after you have told them not to contact you again (punishable by a fine or up to two years imprisonment)

  • Ric D.
    Ric D.

    Shit weasel! 🤣🤣🤣👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Rui Azul
    Rui Azul

    There's similarities with exchange of personal data in facebook, where people reveal a great deal of information about themselves, like fotos of their sons, house, car, dog, family events, from to birthdays to marriages, social parties, parts of their lives, and vital /private info, even online, opening like that easy ways to strangers to take advantage and the possibility of criminal acts, like blackmail, kidnapping, stealing of private information that must be confidential. But they post fotos from their sons, their school, etc... People are very careless with those kind of information. Please take more care about those private data.

  • Roddey Dominguez
    Roddey Dominguez

    While I was watching this my mom literally got one. Jesus they're so annoying I get them and I hate it.

  • Stephen Ryl
    Stephen Ryl

    13:22 is the best part

  • Dave Arroyo
    Dave Arroyo

    There’s actually a podcast called Reply All that went even more in depth here’s the link Oh I am a real

  • CassetteMaster

    Your car's waranTEE has expired.

  • Darrell May
    Darrell May

    English humor is horrible!,, don't use it when you are talking to Americans!.

  • b t
    b t

    What a f

  • Radhika Akhil
    Radhika Akhil

    Looks like that button worked -->

  • Lahlem

    What I learned today: Robots cannot admit to being robots.

  • Really Simple
    Really Simple

    Am on DNC List...That Shit Don’t Work I Work At a Call Center We Will Call You Back ..Don’t Hang Up I Will Put No Answer..We Will Call You Again And Again..Just Change Your Number

    • J M
      J M

      What 3X a week. 😬

  • Meredith Choate
    Meredith Choate

    I routinely get calls about my credit card payments being late, my identity being stolen, commiting IRS fraud by not filing my taxes, and my car being repossessed. I don't have a credit card, I filed my taxes, and I don't even have a license let alone a car.

  • Christina Doxstader
    Christina Doxstader

    Real simple solution here for everything other than a scammer making it look like the call is coming from someone you actually know; don't pick up if you don't recognize the number. If it's important or it's someone you know and they are calling from a new number, they can leave a message and you can get back to them later.

  • RoboCallWall RoboCallWall
    RoboCallWall RoboCallWall

    The best answers today, and probably for quite a while, are apps for your smart phones and a device that works like an app for your home phone no matter what the government does.

  • saeed a
    saeed a

    the FCC chairman sounds like a robot that got picked by a big fat robot in the White House

  • Susan Herald
    Susan Herald

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

  • IAmNotAFunguy

    3.3 thousand people that make those scam calls disliked this video.

  • Heather Wade
    Heather Wade

    Where the hell do you even get a giant hand and a giant button?

  • Heather Wade
    Heather Wade

    I got one once that was some lady saying i am being sued. She then said I have a debt at a bank I have never used and someone is showing up tomorrow at my house with court papers. I told her I’ve never used that bank and she started yelling threats. People will try anything these days I swear.

  • Bryan W
    Bryan W

    ajit's mommy and daddy probably operate some of those indian phone scam centers, so we're probably fucked.

  • Atlanta, Jorja
    Atlanta, Jorja

    I always know when I’m getting a robocall because I’ve moved multiple times and have kept the same number, so if its an area code that’s actually from where I live, its legit, but if it’s not, I know it’s fake.

  • Paul Durette
    Paul Durette

    Cool new article! Maybe some changes are coming! US regulator acts over plague of nuisance phone calls

  • parcog

    Hey John,

  • Tzatziki le Puceau
    Tzatziki le Puceau

    Or you could be like the Scottish.

  • Francis Mausley
    Francis Mausley

    Billions of annoyances... "...beware, lest ye offend the feelings of another,.." ~ Baha'i Faith

  • Lissy London
    Lissy London

    OMG This is amazing. The FCC just voted that carriers can now automatically BLOCK ROBOCALLS!!! ALL PRAISE JOHN OLIVER!!! - and now I kinda wish Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption was still up and running BC I really wanna put that on my IRS forms under donations. lol

  • Timothy T. Kelsey
    Timothy T. Kelsey

    What a cuntboy

  • Mecal Fatter
    Mecal Fatter

    JOHNNY BOY YOU DID IT!!! Last Week Tonight came through in the clutch! Robocalls can be banned

  • peewee220

    “Your phone carrier can now block robocalls by default” - John I think you got the FCC to do the above!!!!

  • buzman1985

    T-Mobile has no where near the cell towers that ATT has. Do some research, John.

  • ele phant
    ele phant

    16:57 address is 348 W 57th. Street, #301, New York, NY, 10019

  • A P
    A P

    god, I love John so much!!

  • Michael Rivas
    Michael Rivas

    I just hang up immediately if I hear a Indian accent

  • Kevin Roberts
    Kevin Roberts

    Oh, I've got an idea! Let's create a national 'No Not Call' registry!

  • Aurtisan Miner
    Aurtisan Miner

    Why haven’t I gotten any Robo calls? My some sort of a robo-loser?

    • Aurtisan Miner
      Aurtisan Miner

      It’s 12:34 am

  • Madison Brooks
    Madison Brooks

    I'm starting to think you have a secret crush on President Trump.

  • jame4830 jame4830
    jame4830 jame4830

    *_Here's some bagpipe music:_*

  • Vince Regan
    Vince Regan

    Why wasn't the monster hand extending its middle finger?

  • DragonLordG

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

  • Linda Groshan
    Linda Groshan

    Here is how I handle robocalls, if I do not recognize the call, I always answer my phone, "Memorial Hospital, how may I direct your call?" They immediately hang up, I receive maybe one a week as a result, maybe fewer.

  • carlo02116

    I liked that video. Signed by: A Real Person

  • Dandan6151

    I feel like I don't get any robocalls. If you want to program a robot to call me, my number is 911

  • Tom Schmidt
    Tom Schmidt

    solution is simple. Make every phone call cost a minimum of a few cents. This makes it too expensive to generate most robocalls.

  • Lady_ Luck
    Lady_ Luck

    I am officially in love with this man❤❤❤

  • geesuuz

    For some reason, I often get robocalls in Chinese. I live in Texas.

  • Will Leary
    Will Leary

    Literally got one while watching this.

  • Cronobacter Sakazakii
    Cronobacter Sakazakii

    Ajiit Pai ... another useless best people

  • InnerBeauty Queen
    InnerBeauty Queen

    Robocalls are like the UA-my ads when you're trying to watch any video. I just wanted to say that. I came to this video just to post this comment, thank you.

    • Catherine Leary
      Catherine Leary

      I hate it when I am watching a good video and *boom* an ad for something I definitely don't want 🤨

  • Andrés Aldana
    Andrés Aldana

    A video about COLOMBIA! We need the world to know what is happening with the restitution land process and the systematic murder of hundreds of social leaders, please check the NYTimes article about it!

  • helminenjuha

    How did the FCC react?

  • Benjamin Bean
    Benjamin Bean

    Found the mailing address, it’s 348 W 57th. Street, #301. New York, NY 10019

  • Juan Laris
    Juan Laris

    The ending ROFL 🤣

  • Hildegard Von Lohengramm
    Hildegard Von Lohengramm

    Andrew Yang wants to address the robo-call issue and I am all for it.


    They elected the goober

  • Nate Mitten
    Nate Mitten

    Ajit is one of the biggest pos douche bags I've ever seen

  • ReYo

    This is your regular reminder: FUCK YOU, Ajit Pai.

  • Giornoandjosuke Jojofan.
    Giornoandjosuke Jojofan.

    I'm not a robot.

  • VietnameseGirl98

    It's the "ore ore" scam all over again

  • John Hull
    John Hull

    Next time have a literal chain of dominoes that sets off the button. It'd be a great line to use in court. "Your honor, It was their actions that caused us to set off a chain of dominoes."

  • iron duck
    iron duck

    half the time I find my robocalls funny, I got threatened by a robot voice that if I didn't pay my overdue debt (which I don't have any) that they will call and I quote ""

  • Ruhi Patel
    Ruhi Patel

    You sir are amazing! Love the information and love your work to better the society. Keep it up!

  • Tim Liebrock
    Tim Liebrock

    Google call screen FTW.

  • Gor eil
    Gor eil

    Superb best wishes from france

  • Genuine Entertainment
    Genuine Entertainment

    Just got my first damn robo call from CHINA! WTFeathers....

  • 4uyjufjfh 879guk
    4uyjufjfh 879guk

    All the bad words you need to know starting from 13:25 - 13:36.

  • Irving IV
    Irving IV

    I checked, the address _is_ there.

  • Thomas Stuart
    Thomas Stuart

    I always answer and chat with the scammer, they usually hang up soon...

  • Bernadette Boyle
    Bernadette Boyle

    'Ravenous Ghouls'!!! I'm still laughing!

  • Ally the rabbit
    Ally the rabbit

    Wait ik who are the robo calls.....THE COMPANY WHERE you buy your phone bc they have your phone number so yeah i think it them

  • Jonathan Schaffer
    Jonathan Schaffer

    I once got a robocall about somebody talking to me about my car. I quite enjoyed throwing it in his face when I told him I didn’t, in fact, own one.

  • Pamela Dipzinski
    Pamela Dipzinski

    I have had robocalls saying I hadn’t paid an electric bill to a company that doesn’t supply my electricity, calls about medical insurance, bill collections for someone who isn’t me, and once for an arrest warrant in Texas but they didn’t say who the warrant was for and I haven’t been in Texas since 1977; among other things. Sometimes I get as many as 20 robocalls in a day. At this point I just don’t answer my cell phone if I don’t recognize the number. Sometimes they leave a message, most times they do not. Then I just block the number.

  • Steven Universe
    Steven Universe

    Stupid sand njqqa. Ajit Pai is such a f*cking clown

  • Epicnite

    I received a Robocall about 45secs in...

  • Stan Ley
    Stan Ley thats fast isnt it. the power of john oliver!

    • Karen Bear
      Karen Bear

      i hope they make it mandatory that the caller ID service is free on land-lines as well as cell phones

  • Jay

    choke me, b u s i n e s s d a d d y

  • FGC-Linux

    6 thousand phone calls?? After 1 call I block their asses. Why wait so long to take action? Jeez.

  • Julie Purpleskater
    Julie Purpleskater

    We don't "HAVE" to use our phones. I'm about to unplug mine permanently and just use texts, PERIOD.

  • Maya Deslilas
    Maya Deslilas

    "The name is John Oliver and the adress is 348 W 57th, Street 301 New York, NY 10019 (I think, from what I managed to read. Apparently it's a ups store?)"

  • Starzone Neo
    Starzone Neo

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

  • skyemars7

    I am that robocaller who killed that man and stole his skin. Also, I will kill again. (LAUGHS).

  • MegadethTillDeth

    FUCK YOU AGAIN, AJIT PAI! Fuck I hate you man.

  • Mr.Testiclease please please please
    Mr.Testiclease please please please

    amazing ending

  • Nesta Nesta
    Nesta Nesta

    Robocalls are the only calls l get. They're my friend. 😏

  • Kody Sedgwick
    Kody Sedgwick

    I've had 6k calls from the student loan forgiveness center. I've never fucking EVER had a loan of any kind. I've even had my phones contacts changed. It'll say it's a person's work number when I've never fucking had a work number for this person.

    • Kody Sedgwick
      Kody Sedgwick

      Google's number for the FCC is disconnected or no longer in service. Please hang up and try again.

  • taca lucy
    taca lucy

    So did John really called them?

  • Cordula The Platypus
    Cordula The Platypus

    i've never gotten one or even heard of it but i live in Germany so...

  • Hamode Bokhamsen
    Hamode Bokhamsen

    You are a fucking hero, John. (Salute)

  • Petitio Principii
    Petitio Principii

    "Mom, what's your social security number, real quick?" "No need to talk to me like that, I just asked!"

  • Jason Pilot
    Jason Pilot

    anyone know if his audience is a real audience?

  • kennyw

    Don't answer a call unless you're sure who's calling. If you answer a robocall, it's a "hit" and you can expect more calls. I swipe to voice and wait to see if the caller leaves a message. I'm pretty sure scammers use the "Do Not Call List" for numbers to call because they know enforcement is impotent. I think lonely people like robocalls, can we agree on that? If Dish Network got fined millions, where's my check? Seriously, now we need a "Do Not Mail List." If the USPO did not deliver junk mail, they would be out of business.

  • ILikeHyphens -Please
    ILikeHyphens -Please

    Airplane mode saves your phone and your sanity.

    • Karen Bear
      Karen Bear

      hows that, ?, i have that mode , what does it do ?

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  • Javier M
    Javier M

    why the robot couldn´t say "I´m not a robot" ???


    *John Oliver aka NPC King*

  • brianbirc

    Damn I thought this was a skit where the squirrel in a suit that used to be funny would not be the puppet that bagged on one of or the best Presidents Of The USA. Not so lucky i find out. Just 100% puppet of the monopoly owned MSM to take down the Constitutional Republic USA ! Sad and pathetic ! Makes me want to hunt squirrels and send them to him. I need to find out when squirrels are in season and hope I get some that carry bubonic plague I heard and read about. After I find out how to not get it collecting and mailing them in case one has it. What's worse that robocalls ? The Squirrel puppet skid mark in Americas shorts and the like. PS Those that agree with be refrain from contact or being to close to him in case I get one with that infection I do not know how to verify so ???

  • Javier Avendaño
    Javier Avendaño

    John Oliver is not the hero the FCC wants, but the hero the FCC needs

  • mountain boy
    mountain boy

    13:09 might be the best reaction of all time. If there could be a gif with sound, i hope this could be one of them