Robocalls: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Robocalls are a growing problem. If only we could make the FCC care a little bit more about fixing it.
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  1. Stan Ley

    Stan Ley

    Hora atrás

    www.engadget.com/2019/05/23/anti-robocall-bill-senate/?guccounter=1 thats fast isnt it. the power of john oliver!

  2. Jay


    5 horas atrás

    choke me, b u s i n e s s d a d d y

  3. FGC-Linux


    6 horas atrás

    6 thousand phone calls?? After 1 call I block their asses. Why wait so long to take action? Jeez.

  4. Julie Purpleskater

    Julie Purpleskater

    11 horas atrás

    We don't "HAVE" to use our phones. I'm about to unplug mine permanently and just use texts, PERIOD.

  5. Maya Deslilas

    Maya Deslilas

    12 horas atrás

    "The name is John Oliver and the adress is 348 W 57th, Street 301 New York, NY 10019 (I think, from what I managed to read. Apparently it's a ups store?)"

  6. Starzone Neo

    Starzone Neo

    Dia atrás

    Cheers 348 W 57th. Street #301, New York, NY 10019

  7. skyemars7


    Dia atrás

    I am that robocaller who killed that man and stole his skin. Also, I will kill again. (LAUGHS).

  8. MegadethTillDeth


    Dia atrás

    FUCK YOU AGAIN, AJIT PAI! Fuck I hate you man.

  9. Mr.Testiclease please please please

    Mr.Testiclease please please please

    Dia atrás

    amazing ending

  10. Nesta Nesta

    Nesta Nesta

    2 dias atrás

    Robocalls are the only calls l get. They're my friend. 😏

  11. Kody Sedgwick

    Kody Sedgwick

    2 dias atrás

    I've had 6k calls from the student loan forgiveness center. I've never fucking EVER had a loan of any kind. I've even had my phones contacts changed. It'll say it's a person's work number when I've never fucking had a work number for this person.

    • Kody Sedgwick

      Kody Sedgwick

      2 dias atrás

      Google's number for the FCC is disconnected or no longer in service. Please hang up and try again.

  12. taca lucy

    taca lucy

    2 dias atrás

    So did John really called them?

  13. Cordula The Platypus

    Cordula The Platypus

    3 dias atrás

    i've never gotten one or even heard of it but i live in Germany so...

  14. Hamode Bokhamsen

    Hamode Bokhamsen

    3 dias atrás

    You are a fucking hero, John. (Salute)

  15. Petitio Principii

    Petitio Principii

    3 dias atrás

    "Mom, what's your social security number, real quick?" "No need to talk to me like that, I just asked!"

  16. Jason Pilot

    Jason Pilot

    3 dias atrás

    anyone know if his audience is a real audience?

  17. kennyw


    3 dias atrás

    Don't answer a call unless you're sure who's calling. If you answer a robocall, it's a "hit" and you can expect more calls. I swipe to voice and wait to see if the caller leaves a message. I'm pretty sure scammers use the "Do Not Call List" for numbers to call because they know enforcement is impotent. I think lonely people like robocalls, can we agree on that? If Dish Network got fined millions, where's my check? Seriously, now we need a "Do Not Mail List." If the USPO did not deliver junk mail, they would be out of business.

  18. ILikeHyphens -Please

    ILikeHyphens -Please

    3 dias atrás

    Airplane mode saves your phone and your sanity.

  19. kerrystolcenberg


    3 dias atrás


  20. Javier M

    Javier M

    4 dias atrás

    why the robot couldn´t say "I´m not a robot" ???



    4 dias atrás

    *John Oliver aka NPC King*

  22. brianbirc


    4 dias atrás

    Damn I thought this was a skit where the squirrel in a suit that used to be funny would not be the puppet that bagged on one of or the best Presidents Of The USA. Not so lucky i find out. Just 100% puppet of the monopoly owned MSM to take down the Constitutional Republic USA ! Sad and pathetic ! Makes me want to hunt squirrels and send them to him. I need to find out when squirrels are in season and hope I get some that carry bubonic plague I heard and read about. After I find out how to not get it collecting and mailing them in case one has it. What's worse that robocalls ? The Squirrel puppet skid mark in Americas shorts and the like. PS Those that agree with be refrain from contact or being to close to him in case I get one with that infection I do not know how to verify so ???

  23. Javier Avendaño

    Javier Avendaño

    4 dias atrás

    John Oliver is not the hero the FCC wants, but the hero the FCC needs

  24. mountain boy

    mountain boy

    4 dias atrás

    13:09 might be the best reaction of all time. If there could be a gif with sound, i hope this could be one of them

  25. Mike Price

    Mike Price

    5 dias atrás


  26. Argonanth


    6 dias atrás

    ... People actually answer their phones when it's not from a number they know? The only time I even pick up is from numbers I know, and that's because I know if they are calling me it's important otherwise they would text. If a company needs to contact me they can email or send me a letter and I'll call them back when I have time.

  27. Mediatech492


    6 dias atrás

    I don't care who you are or why you're calling, if you use a robot to call me it had better be R2-D2 or I am hanging up.

  28. Raymond Nonya

    Raymond Nonya

    6 dias atrás

    when I talk to the IRS or credit card people I ask them if they have running water and took a shower :-)

  29. Logikael Impakt Senzory Overload

    Logikael Impakt Senzory Overload

    6 dias atrás

    I'm amazed that "T2T" isn't more popular. I've been using "Text 2 Talk" as a basis for establishing legitimacy since 2008.. I find it to be the laziest if not the most effective of countermeasures.

  30. v5red


    6 dias atrás

    Sooo given that Some More News covered this in December and this take on it was very similar with some of the same sources, I wonder how many people watch the BR-channel channel Some More News.

    • Mel H.

      Mel H.

      5 dias atrás

      I have some more news for you, robo calls have been around for decades and are in heavy use every election cycle. Interesting, huh?

  31. Enlil The Prince

    Enlil The Prince

    7 dias atrás

    John Oliver is my new superhero lol

  32. Jose Sanchez

    Jose Sanchez

    7 dias atrás

  33. Privacy Valued

    Privacy Valued

    8 dias atrás

    348 W 57th Street #301, New York, NY 10019.

  34. Joslyn Mott

    Joslyn Mott

    8 dias atrás

    I love messing with scam callers. Let me rephrase that: I love saying things like "I hope your children die of cholera in your arms, which considering that you live in India is a legitimate threat, and the last thing they say before they float off into the eather are 'daddy, I don't love you.'" Or, "mommy, I don't love you," I don't want to sound sexist. I have a few others in my arsenal that are so Hiroshima-level devastating I can't say them here. I love making scammers cry. So far, I'm up to four people crying. What can I say, I enjoy messing with scammers because my life is pathetic and making some poor sap on the other side of the world who lives in abject poverty cry gets me sexually aroused. Also, fuck Ashit Pie.

  35. Cameron


    8 dias atrás

    Anyone here after the FCC gave mobile carriers a sleuth of ways to manage robocalls?

  36. Sietse Van Overstraeten

    Sietse Van Overstraeten

    8 dias atrás

    this man is great

  37. user unknown

    user unknown

    8 dias atrás

    that is why for the last several years I don't ever pickup a phone I don't know and google every incoming one to see if it was anything important to call back. So congrats, robo calls effectively destroyed part of the essential service.

  38. kwayneg7


    8 dias atrás

    Real people don't call me anymore. 100% robot calls. I think Its great. I don't even have to talk. I just let the phone ring and scan the voice mail. How do I sleep at night? Like a dolphin.

  39. Rosa Lopez

    Rosa Lopez

    8 dias atrás

    I literally received a robo call while watching this on my phone. They have started to call me from numbers starting with my area code so I can pick up.

  40. Jeremy Calnan

    Jeremy Calnan

    8 dias atrás

    Nintendo is my only friend oh

  41. Jeremy Calnan

    Jeremy Calnan

    8 dias atrás

    But so dose a rack and pinion

  42. Jeremy Calnan

    Jeremy Calnan

    8 dias atrás

    And I'm getting tired

  43. Jeremy Calnan

    Jeremy Calnan

    8 dias atrás

    Pi 3.475 no I don't know pi dose rx alot

  44. Jeremy Calnan

    Jeremy Calnan

    8 dias atrás

    I'm not a cop

  45. Jeremy Calnan

    Jeremy Calnan

    8 dias atrás


  46. Jeremy Calnan

    Jeremy Calnan

    8 dias atrás

    What color is charly

  47. Jeremy Calnan

    Jeremy Calnan

    8 dias atrás

    The green ???

  48. Jeremy Calnan

    Jeremy Calnan

    8 dias atrás

    But I'm still Jeremy Patrick Peter Calnan

  49. Jeremy Calnan

    Jeremy Calnan

    8 dias atrás

    A mutha f#@$ grandpa

  50. Jeremy Calnan

    Jeremy Calnan

    8 dias atrás

    And this is a message from your local MFG

  51. Jeremy Calnan

    Jeremy Calnan

    8 dias atrás

    Or straight forward

  52. Jeremy Calnan

    Jeremy Calnan

    8 dias atrás

    At a target

  53. Jeremy Calnan

    Jeremy Calnan

    8 dias atrás


  54. Krinis


    9 dias atrás

    The address is 348 W 57th Street, #301, New York, NY 10019 You're welcome, FCC

  55. Sqwizzy


    9 dias atrás

    6:23 My water came out of my fucking nose I was laughing so hard

  56. TheAmbientUniverse


    9 dias atrás

    You know what I've done for the past 15 years to alleviate the situation? Haven't answered my phone.

  57. Syfer Polski

    Syfer Polski

    9 dias atrás

    John Oliver - the hero we don't deserve, but have

  58. Mckenzie Arden

    Mckenzie Arden

    9 dias atrás

    Fuck Ajit Pai. He’s a scum bag.

  59. icyninja51


    9 dias atrás

    I get constant robocalls in Chinese like every other day

  60. visionsofpromise


    10 dias atrás


  61. Gord Davison

    Gord Davison

    11 dias atrás

    What I'd like to ask is: Why the fuck ain't John Oliver in the White House? His humour shows reason and the satire shows intelligence, something that is seemingly missing from that place...

    • Mel H.

      Mel H.

      5 dias atrás

      I think you said yourself, he's too smart for that. : )

  62. Gord Davison

    Gord Davison

    11 dias atrás

    The thing to do with robo calls is to waste their time. Try to get a person on the line then start to waste time. I did this multiple times with the people from Mumbai, India who for some reason wanted to clean my ducks in Brampton Canada. Like I do have pigs and cows so why only y ducks? It's confusing. But if you waste their time, when it costs them money,, like when you actually get a human on line then they will stop calling you and at the same time you get to punish them.

  63. R T

    R T

    11 dias atrás


    • R T

      R T

      11 dias atrás

      this is how you handle them

  64. Sean D

    Sean D

    11 dias atrás

    And now this. Some Americans thinks it is smart to connect the locks and cameras on their house to their phone and internet.

  65. FastLikeUNO


    12 dias atrás

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The IRS will NEVER call nor email you. If you messed up they will physically mail you a letter.

  66. Dusty Trails

    Dusty Trails

    12 dias atrás

    I'd be surprised if Wells Fargo wasn't one.

  67. Spiderus


    12 dias atrás

    A Shit Pai

  68. Jonathan Palmer

    Jonathan Palmer

    12 dias atrás

    I have t mobile and they block so many of them for me automatically. Its beautiful.

  69. Rhiannon Soto

    Rhiannon Soto

    13 dias atrás

    Guess whaaaaaaaaaat, I'm not a robot. A robooooooot.🎶🎶🎵🎶🎵

  70. mamitaro24


    13 dias atrás

    I hate the one with Chinese robocall. I don’t even understand Chinese but they left voice mail. So I asked my Chinese friend what they are saying. They said “your visa is expired I will help process the paper work. Pay me money” and the other one is “wells fargo trying to help you pay bills and debt.” I don’t have debt or Wells Fargo account. So I kept ignoring but damn they kept calling me. Chinese robocall is the most annoying one because they call from either (800) or outside of the US!

  71. Willy Beamish

    Willy Beamish

    13 dias atrás

    Ahshit Pie is fucking horrible, and he's there because the fuckfaces in this country put Donald Trump in the white house.

  72. Phillip Riggins

    Phillip Riggins

    13 dias atrás

    Great video, thanks for posting this video. I'm to the point where I won't even answer my phone anymore

  73. Rob G

    Rob G

    13 dias atrás

    So much better than all that horseshit Trump bashing you've been doing lately... keep it up and please try to avoid getting too political.

  74. sean callahan

    sean callahan

    13 dias atrás

    I think Biden may be close to Goober. So we may get that next

  75. Axe Capital

    Axe Capital

    13 dias atrás

    Well,there must be an easy solution , we don’t have them in Europe:-)

  76. Karen Bear

    Karen Bear

    14 dias atrás

    @10:02 , thats the type of fucking call we have been getting !, but a medicaid health insurance scam call........

  77. Karen Bear

    Karen Bear

    14 dias atrás

    WE HAVE BEEN GETTING F**king ROBO CALLS EVERY FUCKING DAY , and adding our number on the fucking .gov site does not work , fuck, i yelled at one today , it felt great, made the fucker stutter and shit, next time that fucker calls, i going to make him feel like he shit his pants,

  78. Julia Day

    Julia Day

    14 dias atrás

    His robocall voice reminds me of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  79. Mister Argenr

    Mister Argenr

    14 dias atrás

    Seeing the greatest innovation in communications of the early 20th century and the eventual foundation for the 'net gradually get turned into a vehicle for nuisances and scams is a particularly hard-hitting little slice of hellworld.

  80. Joe Morales

    Joe Morales

    14 dias atrás


  81. Cpt. X

    Cpt. X

    14 dias atrás

    Wow, never knew it was so big there!

  82. tom quigley

    tom quigley

    14 dias atrás

    I wonder if the officials in-charge of the fcc are in a securely locked building?

  83. Justin Long

    Justin Long

    14 dias atrás

    Wow, the guy who ended net neutrality doesn't give a shit about robo calls

  84. ned kelly

    ned kelly

    15 dias atrás

    What would have really been kickass would have been if Oliver could make every audience member's phone ring by pressing the button.

  85. ned kelly

    ned kelly

    15 dias atrás

    The one thing that would eliminate robocalls would be to somehow make it a "hate crime" to have a robot make a robocall. Then the lberals would find some way to stop them in about 5 minutes. Hell, if we could get about a dozen folks from the minority communities to say "racism" about robocalls, the calls would be gone the same day.

  86. CrimePhoenix 27

    CrimePhoenix 27

    15 dias atrás

    Thank god all registered company numbers in Denmark has to display the country code too, so as long as it says +45 in front of a phone number, and you don't expect a call from a company, there is a 99% chance that you can safely ignore the call...

  87. Brendon Tan

    Brendon Tan

    15 dias atrás

    Has anyone fpund the address yet?

  88. ArdentZombie95


    15 dias atrás

    Why was the stamp rant tangent too real.. 🤣

  89. sailingbrewer


    15 dias atrás

    How's your robocaller going

  90. Abby Is Watching

    Abby Is Watching

    16 dias atrás

    John Oliver's legal department picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue. Again. 💖👏

  91. K V

    K V

    16 dias atrás

    Pai = useless

  92. DodgeThis 82

    DodgeThis 82

    16 dias atrás

    10:46 "(LAUGHS)" Gave me freaking chills.

  93. Insanity _Attacks

    Insanity _Attacks

    16 dias atrás

    Every time I get a robo call I stick my face really close to the mic and breathe really heavily into it.

  94. Nicolas A. Winter

    Nicolas A. Winter

    16 dias atrás


  95. Brian McCullough

    Brian McCullough

    17 dias atrás

    Somehow the endings to this show are inspiring

  96. Phil Morgan

    Phil Morgan

    17 dias atrás

    I actually got a flippin' spam call in the middle of watching this.

  97. Aakarsh Darla

    Aakarsh Darla

    17 dias atrás

    John has definitely being strong armed by the Trump administration given the fact that the Muller report video which it is now not available in this channel. I think this worthless topic substitute for the real truth you wanted to talk about. Now we have it even John Oliver who we thought would not be touched and was savage has been silenced.

    • Balazs Mehes

      Balazs Mehes

      16 dias atrás

      the Mueller report video is still there pal, just checked, relax

  98. Team VLCN

    Team VLCN

    18 dias atrás

    I refuse to answer any calls that I do not recognize or it's not in my contacts list.

  99. America Woke

    America Woke

    18 dias atrás

    Yup. Criminals don't giveafuuuck about no "Do-Not-Call" list. 'specially when they're cloning phone numbers, in a temporary location and will be gone before cops arrive, or are calling from across the pond in India--the 'new Nigeria.' (Bitch, you're name ain't 'Andy!')

  100. wonthematch ontheface

    wonthematch ontheface

    18 dias atrás

    the address is actually there. 348W-57th street ,NY, 10019

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