- Southwest Airlines passengers receive free Nintendo Switch consoles and Mario Maker 2 Wednesday 9:10 PM
- The Deplorable Choir drops diss track aimed at 4 congresswomen from Trump’s racist tweets Wednesday 8:09 PM
- Florida city is pushing homeless people out by playing ‘Baby Shark’ on a loop Wednesday 7:27 PM
- A ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot is coming to HBO Max–and fans are not happy with the casting details Wednesday 6:44 PM
- Beto can’t leverage his slave owner ancestry to gain Black voters’ trust Wednesday 5:51 PM
- Oakland to become the third U.S. city to ban facial recognition Wednesday 5:50 PM
- ‘Release the Snyder Cut’ billboards pop up outside of San Diego Comic-Con Wednesday 5:24 PM
- Iggy Azalea and Peppa Pig have an epic Twitter fight Wednesday 4:39 PM
- Should you be concerned about your privacy on FaceApp? Wednesday 4:15 PM
- Google ‘terminates’ Dragonfly, its censored search engine for China Wednesday 3:33 PM
- AOC rips Facebook during Libra House hearing Wednesday 3:14 PM
- The time traveler conversation meme finds its way to TikTok Wednesday 2:52 PM
- Grimes claims she had an ‘experimental’ eye surgery and practices sword fighting Wednesday 2:42 PM
- 70 Border Patrol employees under investigation for posts in secret Facebook group Wednesday 1:45 PM
- Republican’s Operation Safe Return criticized as cover for mass deporation Wednesday 1:42 PM
‘Last Week Tonight’ gives 2016 the slow, fiery death it deserves.
Between Zika, the Syrian refugee crisis, Brexit, the numerous high-profile celebrity deaths, and the surprising outcome of the United States presidential election, the year admittedly has been pretty awful. So instead of commemorating Last Week Tonight‘s final episode of 2016 with a fun dance number montage, Oliver and his team went above and beyond to deliver one massive “fuck you” to the year.
Comedians such as Amy Schumer, Billy Eichner, and Larry Wilmore get in on the action as New Yorkers recall the worst moments of 2016, both personal and political. At the end of the segment, Oliver does something we all wish we could do to this year—blow is right up and watch it die a slow, fiery death.
Watch the satisfying segment below, starting around the 23:18 mark.
Yes, there may be seven weeks left in the year, but at this point, what have we got left to lose?
Samantha Grasso is a former IRL staff writer for the Daily Dot with a reporting emphasis on immigration. Her work has appeared on Los Angeles Magazine, Death And Taxes, Revelist, Texts From Last Night, Austin Monthly, and she has previously contributed to Texas Monthly.