Originally posted by vivify
I agree. Oliver just isn't very funny, though his actual content is usually very interesting and well researched. He was quite funny on the Daily Show when he hosted it, but that could because he had Stewart's writers backing him. If Oliver ' s quips were at least funny, then maybe it would be welcome.
Maybe Oliver has to simply trust that his viewers aren't children that need a joke every sixty seconds to stay interested.
yes, i agree, one must be a fan of oliver's humor or at least be able to tolerate it. if you are able to do that, his pieces of investigative journalism are very well made. he talked about nuclear weapons, scotland independence, beauty pageants shenanigans, and many more.
as a side note, i happen to find his brand of humor very funny and i find him funnier now that he has his own show. jon stewart is very good but some of his writers are too rough.