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John Oliver Offers Free Psychic Readings On ‘Last Week Tonight’

John Oliver Offers Free Psychic Readings On ‘Last Week Tonight’

John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight kicked of with an opening sequence nod to Sunday’s “Hostus Ghostus” Oscars, taking place as he broadcast.

Quickly recapping the week, as Melissa McCarthy was stealing the Hollywood awards ceremony and Spike Lee tried to do same after Green Book was named Best Picture, Oliver noted President Donald Trump would name a Princeton University professor emeritus who once compared “the demonization of carbon dioxide” to ” the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler” to head a panel looking at whether climate change poses a threat to national security.

But the HBO late-night focused most of his show on TV psychics – “the only people with more misplaced confidence than Michael Avenatti.”

Noting it’s a $2.2B industry, Oliver admitted it’s easy to dismiss psychics as a joke – “fun too,” he added. But four in 10 Americans believe in them, explaining why the TV landscape is so littered with them.

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