Funniest John Oliver Quotes

Comedian and Host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight"

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"Welcome to The Daily Show, I am John Oliver. And let's just acknowledge for a moment that this is weird. This looks weird. It feels weird. It even sounds weird. It sounds weird to me and this is my actual voice." - John Oliver on his first night hosting The Daily Show

John Oliver On Donald Trump and Other Presidents

“We may be on the brink of electing such a damaged, sociopathic narcissist that the simple presidential duty of comforting the families of fallen soldiers may actually be beyond his capabilities — and I genuinely did not think that was a part of the job that someone could be bad at.”

"Donald J. Trump is America’s back mole. It may have seemed harmless a year ago, but now that it’s become frighteningly bigger, it’s no longer wise to ignore it."

"Mr. President, no one is saying you broke any laws, we're just saying it's a little bit weird you didn't have to." (On the NSA spying scandal)

"You know. Mr. President, when Michele Bachmann is in your side you may want to look at the side you are on. She is the canary in the crazy mine. I myself wear a bracelet that says: 'What wouldn't Michele Bachmann do?'" (On the NSA surveillance program)

"Wow. Losing 95 percent of your audience in just five years. That basically makes Obama the NBC of presidents."

Quotes About Florida

"According to current Florida law you can get a gun, follow an unarmed minor, call the police, have them explicitly tell you to stop following [the minor] and choose to ignore that, keep following the minor, get into a confrontation with them, and if at any point during that process you get scared you can shoot the minor to death, and the state of Florida will say, 'Well, look: you did what you could.'"

"Florida, just because you're shaped like some combination of a gun and a d*ck doesn’t mean you have to act that way."

“I think it might honestly be time for the Sunshine State to officially change its motto to the Worst State." (Reacting to George Zimmerman's acquittal)

The Queen and the Royal Family

"Whatever the occasion, [the Queen] has a face which demonstrably says 'I don't give a royal s**t.'"
"That's right, it was a boy. And finally, we have a member of the royal family with an actual excuse for being a toothless, petulant, useless human being...That one could get me into trouble back home."

Funny Jokes About Sarah Palin

"Sarah Palin has been hired back by Fox News, and she only left five months ago. She has now effectively quit quitting. She can't even commit to being uncommitted."

"First tonight, I and the rest of America woke up this morning in the worst way imaginable." (When Sarah Palin returned to Fox News)

Jokes About Anthony Weiner

"Anthony Weiner's alter ego is a Bolivian action hero slash porn star. 'Danger... is my user name.'"
"I remember him now... the man whose name is so perfect for the scandal he was caught up in that it rekindled my faith in God."

More Funny John Oliver Quotes

"You don't need people’s opinion on a fact. You might as well have a poll asking: ‘Which number is bigger, 15 or 5?’ or ‘Do owls exist?’ or ‘Are there hats?'"

"I think the best analogy for where we are right now is that America is Elvis Presley -- the most beautiful, talented, rebellious nation in the history of Earth. And now, you're in your Vegas years. You've squeezed yourself into a white jumpsuit, you're wheezing your way through 'Love Me Tender' and you might be about to pass away bloated on the toilet. But you're still the King."

"Congratulations, Congress! 77% disapproval rating! You may be about to become the English language's most offensive C-word."

"One failed attempt at a shoe bomb and we all take off our shoes at the airport. Thirty-one school shootings since Columbine and no change in our regulation of guns."

"Democracy is like a tambourine – not everyone can be trusted with it.'"

"News is not a game show. You don't win a car if you happen to be right."

"Welcome to The Daily Show, I'm John Oliver. Jon Stewart is still not here. He is currently living out a live-action Lord of the Rings role-playing experience deep in the New Zealand wilderness."