John Oliver "shallow dives": Last Week Tonight web exclusive replaces his usual deep dive with 15 “shallow dives” in one minute (VIDEO).

John Oliver Replaces His Usual Deep Dive With 15 “Shallow Dives”

John Oliver Replaces His Usual Deep Dive With 15 “Shallow Dives”

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July 6 2015 11:07 AM

John Oliver Replaces His Usual Deep Dive With 15 “Shallow Dives”

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Even John Oliver took a vacation this holiday weekend, but for fans of Last Week Tonight, Sunday wasn’t a complete dud. The comedian released a Web exclusive that replaces his usual incisive, deep dive into a neglected topic with a lightning round of “shallow dives.” These quippy treatments of subjects like dogs and bagels might not be the most hard-hitting, but it’s hard to argue with assertions like “ostriches: scary horse birds—I don’t like them—get away,” and “Sloppy Joes—they’re just drunk hamburgers.”