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John Oliver: The Al Jazeera America of comedy news?
John Oliver: The Al Jazeera America of comedy news?

If "The Daily Show” is MSNBC and "The Colbert Report" is Fox, then "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver," which debuted Sunday night on HBO is ... Al Jazeera America. Ever since the BBC debuted "That Was the Week That Was" in 1962 (Note to Oliver: You didn't even consider singing the headlines?), riffing on current events has fueled all sorts of comedy, from the opening monologues of "The Tonight Show" to the satiric performance art of "The Colbert Report." Indeed, 10 years ago, a Pew Center poll threw the news media into a tizzy by revealing that more than 20% of young people said they got their news from shows like...

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