Is There a New ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ Airing This Week?

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After winning its sixth consecutive Emmy in the Outstanding Variety Talk Series last month, John Oliver’s weekly “Last Week Tonight” hasn’t missed a beat — especially since Oliver is back in his studio, and the blank void he used during COVID is (no longer literally) behind him.

Last Sunday, Oliver took the opportunity to shred Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, for their reluctance to support Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan. He had some scathing words for the politicians, noting that Sinema’s evasiveness and coy answers on this matter are how he would describe a cat.

His nickname for Joe Manchin was a bit more brutal, referring to the Senator as “boat bitch.” So, who will earn themself a savage nickname from Oliver this week? Honestly, it’s anyone’s guess.

We’ll find out though, because yes, there is a new episode of “Last Week Tonight on Sunday, October 10. Oliver will be in his usual time slot, at 11 p.m. ET.

But in the meantime, let’s circle back and explain the origin of “boat bitch” real quick.

The nickname came as John Oliver shredded a recent video where some of Manchin’s constituents kayaked out to his yacht to question him about why he’s holding up the bill. When asked specifically what Manchin plans to do to help the poor in West Virginia, he answered, “We’re going to be working everything we can to create good opportunities.”

And with that, Oliver unleashed his outrage.

“Wow. I am not sure which stage of capitalism we’ve reached if we’re now kayaking out to a politician’s yacht to beg him to help the poor, but it’s got to be one of the last ones,” Oliver said. “I’m pretty sure it goes: ocean on fire, bookstore billionaire leaves the planet, then boat bitch says no, and then it is basically all over at that point.”

That said, Oliver had to give Manchin credit for at least interacting with his constituents. The late-night host then turned his ire on Kyrsten Sinema for doing the opposite.

Oliver noted how, even to her own supporters, Sinema is known as an evasive person. But where they try to define her “eccentricities” as a strength, Oliver sees them as “how I would describe any cat.”

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