John Oliver, host of US satirical news show Last Week Tonight, regularly turns his focus to the many issues of inequality which effect not only Americans, but all global citizens. He has a brilliant talent for making complex issues simple to understand, and uses humour to highlight the absurdity of inequality in many areas of modern life.
His pieces aren’t the usual three minute snippets of disposal commentary, but much longer, well reasoned arguments. He makes you laugh, but he also makes you think. But the key strength of Oliver’s show is not just that he highlights the absurdity of inequality in an entertaining way; he challenges and encourage his audience to DO something about it.
Here are a selection of his best pieces on inequality in areas such as the female wage gap, homophobia and wealth inequality: