HBO has renewed Last Week Tonight with John Oliver through to 2020. Befitting America’s current political turmoil and division, there has probably never been more options available for those seeking to get their fix of politics-based comedy. For over a decade, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart served as the standard bearer of comedic news coverage, a title current host Trevor Noah is doing his best to live up to. It’s fitting though that several veterans of Stewart’s Daily Show run have since branched out into their own, solo shows.

One such former Daily Show regular to now anchor their own series is British comic John Oliver, who now hosts ...

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