John Oliver's Quest For U.S. Citizenship Culminated In An "Utterly Petrifying" Citizenship Test

The host of "Last Week Tonight" on HBO, John Oliver, passed his citizenship test but not before being shaken to his core by questions like, "what is your phone number?" #Colbert #LastWeekTonight #JohnOliver
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  • Here I am trying to get Canadian citizenship before Trump declares himself dictator and start rounding up people who disagree with him...

    Sim zSim zVor Tag
  • US citizenship? Why bother?

    Tristram ShandyTristram ShandyVor Tag
    • Tristram Shandy Won’t be capriciously booted out; keeps the family together; able to vote.

      Mary Rose KentMary Rose KentVor Tag
  • Why did they play the Hawthorn theme song when he came out. "We're a happy team at Hawthorn, were the night fighting Hawks." Only Aussies would get that

    ttma11ttma11Vor Tag
  • One thing Oliver didn’t get, nobody choose to became American NOW. The people who want to become American NOW are so far down the line, they probably need to wait 50 years.

    HMSBlackPrinceHMSBlackPrinceVor Tag
  • Is he registered to vote yet?

    eliz2000eliz2000Vor Tag
    • eliz2000 As he told Stephen, they registered him after he took the oath of citizenship.

      Mary Rose KentMary Rose KentVor Tag
    • I think so.

      Nellie K. AdabaNellie K. AdabaVor Tag
  • I guess he'll fit right in with the loud left Americans that also hate America.

    The ProfessionalThe ProfessionalVor Tag
  • i dont think uk provides dual citizenship. lemme check on that. okay so they does but there something odd that it considers pio card as citizenship

    Shashank GuptaShashank GuptaVor Tag
  • Has he never worn those shoes before?

    ILuvAyeAyeILuvAyeAyeVor Tag
  • He wouldn't have done it if anyone in Britain had thought he was funny. Hardly anyone here has a clue who the boring little bugger is.

    Fussbudget the NinthFussbudget the NinthVor Tag
  • Colbert always seems so tense when Oliver is on. I wonder if it's because John Oliver is sooo much funnier than him.

    neverlistentome 0325neverlistentome 0325Vor Tag
  • Who the hell would want to become an Amerikkkan citizen right now? Moron.

    Titus McCarthyTitus McCarthyVor Tag
  • As a British man, I can see the appeal of America. I really can.

    John KingJohn KingVor Tag
  • I have literally no idea why anyone would want to be American...

    Alistair MorrishAlistair MorrishVor Tag
    • Why can't you Alistair?

      John KingJohn KingVor Tag
  • There's no Uncle Sam in the UK, but there is "John Bull", the symbolic quintessential British bastard.

    Jude IrwinJude IrwinVor Tag
    • I am British and I adore the USA

      John KingJohn KingVor Tag
  • Be careful Trump is only allowing orange people into the country.

    Richard OwenRichard OwenVor Tag
  • analogy. 🍻

    dueeh nyyudueeh nyyuVor Tag
  • Why would a Brit want to be an American citizen? Let's see; John Oliver - rich guy - more tax cheats available in US - and he can afford private health care. Okay. Got it. I'm guessing the average Brit is okay with losing another rich git.

    Charles J. BrainardCharles J. BrainardVor 2 Tage
    • @John King And yet he retained his British citizenship (Don't need to research that. He said it himself). On the political thing; I guess he prefers the US style of "preselected before they're elected" system in the US. Different way of keeping rich people in power, but no less effective. At least it's different rich people. Ones that have voted in tax cuts for themselves and their campaign donors that he can now seriously benefit from.

      Charles J. BrainardCharles J. BrainardVor Tag
    • John is married to an American war veteran doctor and his children are American, so maybe if you do a little bit of research you might understand why. Also John does not like the idea of a monarchy or un-elected parliaments.

      John KingJohn KingVor Tag
  • I am a lawful American citizen. I have a little girl and wife in Thailand. She is a clean and good woman. I cannot bring them to America because they are refugees from Laos, a communist state. My country has abandoned me and mine. Go ahead, Make America Great Again, and leave the hearts of your native sons in the dirt. Idiots.

    FredRedFrredFredRedFrredVor 2 Tage
    • When he said he was out of breath all I could think was “Yup that’s a real American, now let’s get you some crippling debt”

      dueeh nyyudueeh nyyuVor Tag
  • Talk about your Darling Michael Avenatti AND HOW HIS GONNA BE YOUR NEXT PRESIDENT

    sandman3126sandman3126Vor 2 Tage
  • Talk about your Darling Michael Avenatti AND HOW HIS GONNA BE YOUR NEXT PRESIDENT

    sandman3126sandman3126Vor 2 Tage
  • Talk about your Darling Michael Avenatti AND HOW HIS GONNA BE YOUR NEXT PRESIDENT

    sandman3126sandman3126Vor 2 Tage
  • Did he loose his British citizenship now? Some countries do that, including mine. It’s hard to get a dual citizenship.

    WhiteLionWhiteLionVor 2 Tage
    • No, he holds dual citizenship, as does fellow Brit Craig Ferguson. You never lose it, unless you fully recant/renounce it, which you do not have to.

      John KingJohn KingVor Tag
  • Best news

    Kiki LKiki LVor 2 Tage
  • Nice reaction for the mention of Liverpool FC

    GimmeTreeFiddyGimmeTreeFiddyVor 2 Tage
  • Hawthorn ruined this for me

    platypusboyplatypusboyVor 2 Tage
  • You can have him USA! And good luck with that orange idiot in office.

    L BrisL BrisVor 2 Tage

    Chelsey Blair KendigChelsey Blair KendigVor 2 Tage
  • People behind me waited 30 years 😳 Wtf

    The TickThe TickVor 2 Tage
  • Wonder how the guy that waited 30 years to be a citizen feels about Illegal Immigrants CUTTING the line??

    John VoorheesJohn VoorheesVor 2 Tage
    • if you take 30 years to be a citizen then you're not doing it right...

      Sim zSim zVor Tag
    • He channeled Terry Jones there at the end. :)

      niduoe streniduoe streVor 2 Tage
  • I once went to the ER and they asked me who the President was and I sighed and said, "please don't make me say it"

    Savannah SSavannah SVor 2 Tage
    • If John Oliver can be an American, anyone can. All you need is fame, fortune and the fortitude to deal with 10 years of bureaucracy.

      niduoe streniduoe streVor 2 Tage
  • Interesting body language, how Stephen and John leaned away from each other at the beginning of this interview. I wonder why?

    D.P. SnyderD.P. SnyderVor 2 Tage
  • Oh, you’re in it now, Oliver! Can’t escape.

    Laura BurgettLaura BurgettVor 2 Tage
  • just look at that jewish shnozz in the thumbnail. yikes.

    EK89EK89Vor 2 Tage
  • When he said he was out of breath all I could think was “Yup that’s a real American, now let’s get you some crippling debt”

    niduoe streniduoe streVor 2 Tage
  • John Oliver, Bienvenido a Psiquiatria.

    Ana PerezAna PerezVor 2 Tage
  • Why did John Oliver and other immigrants have to pass a test that the current POTUS would flunk? At minimum, those taking office should be able to pass the same test as new Americans.

    screeningmimiscreeningmimiVor 2 Tage
    • My two favorites on then same stage!

      niduoe streniduoe streVor 2 Tage
  • It's a bit weird that white Europeans have to wait to get the American nationality.

    Joe CostnerJoe CostnerVor 2 Tage
  • 🔥🔥🔥🔥 1:10 💛 👇 👇💛

  • Waited almost 20 years, got it 7 years ago and now can not wait to leave :) Grass is always greener....

    No NameNo NameVor 2 Tage
  • Like seriously why do I fight for naturalization, just stay on the land, jeeezzz

    Zoe JesusZoe JesusVor 2 Tage
  • People don't understand the stress you get navigating the immigration system. It's like Damocles's sword, you feel like if you get anything wrong, you're gonna be uprooted and mailed back to whereever, which is no longer your home.

    GFmanaicGFmanaicVor 2 Tage
  • At the ceremony Trump sent Don Jr to go through the crowd DEPORTING anybody who wasn't WHITE before they could be made a CITIZEN....

    James IrvingJames IrvingVor 2 Tage
  • Renounce the queen and kneel to the prince

    niconestraniconestraVor 2 Tage
  • If John Oliver can be an American, anyone can. All you need is fame, fortune and the fortitude to deal with 10 years of bureaucracy.

    Julia LernerJulia LernerVor 2 Tage
  • He channeled Terry Jones there at the end. :)

    queenredspecialqueenredspecialVor 2 Tage
    • Huh? It was lovely that he channeled Terry Jones, who just died recently.

      queenredspecialqueenredspecialVor 2 Tage
    • strong years after his death, and why wouldn't those people be proud of their country?

      hen kohen koVor 2 Tage
  • Imagine if it was so hard for John Oliver, how much harder it is for people of colour, of other countries, and of no means. Also, there was "sand in the gears" for a long time.

    queenredspecialqueenredspecialVor 2 Tage
    • I was referring to the process, no the questions on the test. I didn't mention football games.

      queenredspecialqueenredspecialVor 2 Tage
    • I've seen the citizenship test, and there's not a single question on it that wasn't covered in my grade school civics class. Also, football games aren't the only place in the UK

      hen kohen koVor 2 Tage
  • I too came to the states in 2006 and had to go through the process of naturalization a couple of years ago. It’s not easy at all. Now that I’m an American, I’ve never felt safer or happier but man, the whole process is nerve-wracking. So happy for John! I’ve been a fan of his since the day I arrived 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸

    michaelbeholdermichaelbeholderVor 2 Tage
    • I feel sad, as I wish I could live a new life in the USA. Britain has its pluses and failings. I think once President Trump is out of office things might change in terms of how the world views America.

      John KingJohn KingVor Tag
  • Still says "bean" instead of "bin." Deport this man.

    Billy BegoodBilly BegoodVor 2 Tage
  • Who is in this audience? Such a weird audience?

    OptimistHunter ReelOptimistHunter ReelVor 2 Tage
  • Donald Trump could not pass a Citizenship Test. Can you?

    tyro244tyro244Vor 2 Tage
  • When you become a US citizen, and you're born in another country to parents that are not US citizens, the US recognizes you as a US citizen only. Not a dual citizen. Other countries outside of the US recognize you as dual citizen. If you are born in another country but have parents that are US citizens, then you have dual citizenship. There may be exceptions to the rule of course.

    Mark SimmondsMark SimmondsVor 2 Tage
  • My two favorites on then same stage!

    Kat N HatKat N HatVor 2 Tage
  • I’ve been married for 4 years and the last year separated because of immigration policies

    Dennis GaffneyDennis GaffneyVor 2 Tage
  • It baffles me why anyone would want to be an American would be my last choice.

    AttikissesAttikissesVor 2 Tage
    • Why does it baffle you. Please explain.

      John KingJohn KingVor Tag
  • Immigrants are what Make America Great - welcome John to our vomit-covered country!

    truthsmilestruthsmilesVor 2 Tage
  • Stephen was nervous 😬 when he shot that thing in the crowd ... he saw his show and a lawsuit flash before his eyes 😳 0:46 😂😂

    MelisestallMelisestallVor 2 Tage
  • As soon as he has become an US citizen - there is a gun in his hand.. 😂😂😂So that was a kind of personal Brexit..?

    Heiko DammeHeiko DammeVor 3 Tage
  • US citizens are the only people in the world to be named after the continent they live in

    RomualdRomualdVor 3 Tage
  • I am 63 and the fact is the American Dream was designed for people born or pass for White. I have spent over half a century working my hardest with nothing to show for it but the daily experience of being treated with cynical suspicion and contempt, treated as an unwelcome foreigner in the land of my birth. Better to live a foreigner in a foreign land, and never again worry about being arrested in my own home, arrested on suspicion while carrying at television out to my car, drive to a park for fresh air, take a nap and not be arrested for it, to be shot for no reason other than my race, to die knowing there will be no consequence for my random execution, and America's denial this is Terrorism.

    Muirén Ní SídachMuirén Ní SídachVor 3 Tage
  • Keep him, hes not funny and looks like a harry potter reject.

    Sany0Sany0Vor 3 Tage
    • your mom looks like a harry potter reject but I still accepted her

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