Season 8 of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is set to drop, and we can expect more finger pointing at those who fail in their roles as public figures. This satirical news show takes a no-holds-barred approach to world politics, along with unearthing social scandals closer to home in the USA.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 8 TV Preview
British comedian John Oliver made his name as a writer on the Daily Show alongside John Stewart. He now presents his own show which pretty much sits in the same genre, covering political and news topics of the day and presenting them with a bit of comedy timing.
The show has won two Emmy Awards and become famous worldwide for tackling current events that are often seen as taboo by normal media outlets and broadcasters. Oliver’s political persuasion is definitely slanted more to the left, but the message is about togetherness and using the platform to spread a positive message.
Written by and starring John Oliver (Mock The Week) alongside David Kaye (Duck Tales), and written by Tim Carvell (The Daily Show), the much anticipated Last Week Tonight TV series has arrived in Australia and using the information in this guide you won’t have to miss a key moment.
Where to Watch or Stream Last Week Tonight
Last Week Tonight Season 8 airs exclusively the Comedy Channel which can be accessed via Foxtel and BINGE. Here in Australia, there are several options for accessing the Comedy Channel including Foxtel, Foxtel Now or Foxtel from Telstra. To watch on Foxtel with a set top box using a Standard or HD TV, the best option is the Foxtel Plus pack, which offers over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more. Additionally, every Foxtel channel pack includes the option to stream the content free using the Foxtel Go app.
You also have the option to stream Last Week Tonight S7 online using Foxtel Now. For good measure Foxtel Now currently offers a 10 day FREE trial so that you can check out all of its content before choosing your preferred pack (Pop, Lifestyle, Sport, Drama, Movies, Docos, Kids), and should you decide to subscribe you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it. Last Week Tonight is available as part of the Foxtel Now Essentials pack, which gives you instant access to hundreds of TV shows Live and on demand. Foxtel Now can be accessed using your favourite browser, or via the Foxtel Now app and a variety of internet connected devices (see table below). To watch on Foxtel Now with a Standard or HD TV, you can access the platform with a Foxtel Now Box.
Alternatively, you can access the Comedy Channel with Foxtel from Telstra. Foxtel from Telstra (including Foxtel Now from Telstra) offers the exact same programming as Foxtel, but is often available at reduced pricing or with no lock-in contract. With every Foxtel from Telstra package you can likewise stream Last Week Tonight S7 for free using the Foxtel Go app, and one of the devices in the table below. Plus, you can also watch more binge worthy shows from other drama channels, including BBC First, Binge, Universal Channel, and more. For a list of episodes and their air dates, see the TV schedule below.
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Stream Last Week Tonight with BINGE
Every episode from every season of Last Week Tonight can also be watched with Australia’s newest streaming service, BINGE. BINGE is offering a 14 day free trial for new customers and will televise every season and every new episode of Last Week Tonight, in both SD and HD. You can stream your favourite shows using compatible mobile devices such select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers.
BINGE has no lock-in contract or equipment fees, which means you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it. BINGE will also provide on demand replays of new episodes that have just aired, as well as previous episodes and seasons. Other game changing features include Surprise Me, which allows users to skip through shows as if you were channel hopping for a more interesting way to come across new content. For full episode listings and on demand info, see the TV schedule below.
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 8 Live TV Schedule
Each episode of Season 8 airs on the Comedy Channel. Season 8 will have 30 episodes in total. There is no Last Week Tonight TV show free to air coverage in Australia, it is exclusively available with Foxtel (Foxtel Now / Foxtel from Telstra) and BINGE. Here’s the TV and on demand schedule for every season:
|Season 8||Every Monday from 15th Feb||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
|Season 7||30 Episodes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
|Season 6||30 Episodes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
|Season 5||30 Episodes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
|Season 4||30 Episodes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
|Season 3||30 Episodes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
|Season 2||35 Episodes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
|Season 1||24 Episodes||Foxtel / Foxtel Now / BINGE|
Mobile Device List (Foxtel and Foxtel Now)
The following are the list of compatible mobile and internet connected devices for which you can stream Last Week Tonight whether at home or on the go, with new apps and devices being added as they become available.
Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)
Must See TV for Last Week Tonight fans
Last Week Tonight consists of 30 episodes and was a hit with audiences around the world and created some thought provoking moments. Once you’ve watched all the episodes, we have suggested a few series below that may also take your fancy.
True Detective (Foxtel / BINGE)
If you’re a fan of the good old crime investigation genre, and some of the most well-known actors in the US, then you might want to check out True Detective from the team at HBO. Each season has a new narrative and an alternative cast, with the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Collin Farrel and Rachel Adams starring as talented detectives in each series. Catch seasons 1 to 3 with Foxtel on demand or stream on Foxtel Now free for 10 days.
Britannia Season 2 (Foxtel / BINGE)
We head back to 42 AD, two years on from the moment General Aulus invaded Britannia. Now his aim is to crush the Celtic tribes throughout the land with the help of Queen Amena. But does Aulus have an altogether different agenda, as his suspicious behaviour suggests? Season 2 is now available on Foxtel’s FOX SHOWCASE. Catch new episodes on demand with Foxtel Go, or stream on Foxtel Now free for 10 days.
His Dark Materials (Foxtel / BINGE)
Adapted from Phillip Pullman’s fantasy novels, this series of the same name is written by Jack Thorne (Wonder). It follows Lyra as she searches for her kidnapped best friend. The search leads her to other kidnappings all with links to a dangerous substance called Dust. Catch new episodes on demand with Foxtel Go, or stream on Foxtel Now free for 10 days.
Eligible devices to use with BINGE
BINGE is available on a vast number of devices to make watching and streaming your favourite shows and movies simpler than ever, in both SD and HD. Check out which devices are available to use with our BINGE device list below.
Devices supported on BINGE
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge); supported on MacOS: 10.12+ & Windows: 10+
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – iOS12+ including Apple iPhones/iPads
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Android Phone/Tablets OS 7+
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, Chromecast 3rd Generation + & Chromecast w/ Google TV
– Apple TV: Yes – 4th Gen or higher; tvOS 12+
– Telstra TV: Yes – All models
– Android TV: Yes – OS version 7.0+ and above on selected devices
– Samsung TV: Yes – All 2017-2020 models