John Oliver's Quest For U.S. Citizenship Culminated In An "Utterly Petrifying" Citizenship Test

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    The host of "Last Week Tonight" on HBO, John Oliver, passed his citizenship test but not before being shaken to his core by questions like, "what is your phone number?" #Colbert #LastWeekTonight #JohnOliver
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vik saggu
vik saggu

Although Oliver played a bird in Lion King, he low key looks like a bird in a mans body

Vor 4 Tage
o
o

Congratulations, John. You are now more qualified than Trump to be POTUS.

Vor 7 Tage
Edward Hyde
Edward Hyde

seriously, you would give up being a citizen of the UK to join a country that wanted Trump as their Head of State????? Needs a psychiatric evaluation not a citizenship test

Vor 13 Tage
Carol Slade
Carol Slade

Dual citizenship

Vor 11 Tage
Velbu
Velbu

I did my interview last year and I finally became a US Citizen on 4/26/2020 in St Louis, MO. As a naturalized citizen I feel so proud and happy. The ceremony was great, they make you feel very well, such a welcoming moment. I feel so lucky to have lived those moments in my life, something hard to explain. If you ask me the best moment is when you know that the big oath is getting closer and closer. I wish Natural Born Citizens could feel what I felt at the ceremony, words can not explain it. They gave us a very nice envelope with great information about the USA, a letter from the president,etc.  (whether you are a Democrat or a Republican the letter is awesome) Such a great moment in our lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJEcoEuVlzo PS- I am still working on my English, it is harder when you move to another country and you are 31.

Vor 18 Tage
Binx
Binx

It makes me depressed to this day that Not a single person INCLUDING COLBERT recognized when he said "Thank Ya'll"

Vor 20 Tage
partsgeriausias
partsgeriausias

Its hard to me to imagine why the hell an English person would want to move and live in the US

Vor 20 Tage
Tero Munakas
Tero Munakas

0:45 wow nice trickshot by John Oliver

Vor 22 Tage
A M
A M

Its crazy how many cheesy hosts in a suit, behind a desk, with a skyline background, on a 'late' show are on US telly

Vor 23 Tage
Kelly B
Kelly B

uhh,,idiot..u didnt get here like Eddie Murphy..

Vor 25 Tage
Ellen Black
Ellen Black

You have enough money for health care ,obviously.

Vor 25 Tage
Margot Gulliford
Margot Gulliford

I wonder if he regrets his new citizenship in 2020?

Vor 26 Tage
Weirdo 4HGSA
Weirdo 4HGSA

#YNWANATION for life

Vor 28 Tage
Shreya Patnaik
Shreya Patnaik

"Just ask India" got me howling XD

Vor Monat
Gio
Gio

yeah John we agree on the fact that America is not at its best right now. Too many left-wingers have inundated our free country.

Vor Monat
Janay Pattillo
Janay Pattillo

The image of 8 year-old John Oliver going to Anfield in full kit just in case the team needed him is indescribably adorable

Vor Monat
adrish basu
adrish basu

uk does have john bull

Vor Monat
ClassicWorld19
ClassicWorld19

To all TV hosts: Pleeeease learn that England is one country in the U.K. When referring to Brexit (or other such things), it's the U.K. Thank you!

Vor Monat
razor edge
razor edge

WHO IS Q?

Vor Monat
Christo Guichard
Christo Guichard

This guy is unknown here in the U.K.

Vor Monat
Youtube person
Youtube person

Colbert’s show is exactly the same with or without an audience cause they laugh at hardly any of these jokes

Vor Monat
Genesis Perez
Genesis Perez

John Oliver is out here exercising his 2nd amendment rights with that T-shirt gun 😂

Vor 2 Monate
Suhas Mahesh
Suhas Mahesh

John Oliver killed it in this interview Just that the crowd was too slow to realise

Vor 2 Monate
Suhas Mahesh
Suhas Mahesh

"look down where are you Okay you're good"🤣🤣🤣 This crowd is dead

Vor 2 Monate
SportsMaster13
SportsMaster13

John must be a happy man, with Liverpool finally winning the Premier League.

Vor 2 Monate
Raymi Guillen
Raymi Guillen

Mr. Oliver, if you are reading this, I just want you to know that I had to pause to manage the McDonald's pancake bits flying out of my mouth in between fits of laughter after hearing you say "Thank ya'll" and watching the short moment after. I will now press play.

Vor 2 Monate
Tierra Teske
Tierra Teske

Jared Kushner stroking a hairless cat 😂😂😂

Vor 2 Monate
Aztra Aztra La Diosa Aztra Aztra
Aztra Aztra La Diosa Aztra Aztra

Oliver congrats 👏👏

Vor 2 Monate
Ra Hall
Ra Hall

Why would someone want to become an American?

Vor 2 Monate
anticathy
anticathy

dear god how life has changed

Vor 2 Monate
ARB1452
ARB1452

Thought he was gonna accidentally shoot one of his Uncle Sam minions in the back of the head at the start

Vor 3 Monate
95CeliaM
95CeliaM

Just ask India 🤣🤣🤣 I laughed so hard

Vor 3 Monate
recordisM
recordisM

Stephen’s suit is fantastic wow

Vor 3 Monate
Rebekah Lloyd
Rebekah Lloyd

Oml John these Americans do not understand your elite humour 😭 come home x

Vor 3 Monate
Kebulove
Kebulove

Why would anyone ever want to move to U.S.A. from Europe? Genuinely curious.

Vor 3 Monate
John King
John King

John is married to an American, a doctor who served in the US army. That is why he moved at least.

Vor 3 Monate
Janelle McCoy
Janelle McCoy

🤺

Vor 3 Monate
Mad Monkee
Mad Monkee

I was nervous when I got my second citizenship too. Not forget-my-phone-number nervous, but still nervous.

Vor 3 Monate
Gazorpa Zorp
Gazorpa Zorp

5:45 If he only knew what was coming.

Vor 3 Monate
Rob George
Rob George

Obviously, if he had been a real American he would have come on stage firing a AR 15 into the crowd. :)

Vor 3 Monate
PutinTrump2020 X
PutinTrump2020 X

Oliver should slice the red tape and date Donald Trump, its worked before

Vor 3 Monate
Baron Von Grijffenbourg
Baron Von Grijffenbourg

Dawh.. His little 'Ya'll' joke bombed and a piece of John died there for a few seconds. But, we got it Johnny 'Marginally handsome ferret' Oliver.

Vor 3 Monate
Granville's Hammer
Granville's Hammer

Up The Mighty Reds! YNWA.

Vor 3 Monate
J S
J S

As an english speaking white male Canadian, married to American, with kids...this system is rough on my spectrum. I can’t imagine how rough it is for others. I’m privileged but don’t feel it...even though I know I am compared to others.

Vor 3 Monate
swagatata
swagatata

There is at least a few people in the audience who caught Covid 19 when this was being shot.

Vor 3 Monate
IstasPumaNevada
IstasPumaNevada

John got in just under the wire on this one. Lucky him :D Seriously though, I'm proud to have John Oliver as a citizen of our country. And not just because we need all the help we can fucking get right now.

Vor 3 Monate
jake lin
jake lin

John Oliver is my favorite person on the planet

Vor 3 Monate
Adrian Young
Adrian Young

I too was worried about the interview. The first question I was asked was to confirm my address. I stumbled under stress, but the immigration officer calmly said, it is ok relax. Then I collected myself and was able to tell him my address and continued. I would also like to say that at every stage of the citizenship process, the people at USCIS in Seattle were kind, polite and professional. I got to take oath that day, 56 people from 52 countries. The people administering the oath were as excited for us as we were. My journey was 17 years in the making. H1B visas, then green card then citizenship. My only regret is that I waited to the end of my 10 year green card to apply for citizenship. I could have and should have done this years ago. Last time I looked, the backlog for citizenship at the Seattle office was 20,000 and nationally 750,000. With a rejection rate of 1% of applicants, that is a lot of people who will become a citizen waiting and the stress it comes up with. If you are in that queue, be patient and your time will come. Worth the wait. When I tell Americans my story and progress, they are surprised as to what is involved. Some even question whether I am telling the truth. If you are of the opinion that they hand out citizenship to anyone; rather than reading or watching your favorite "news" channel, got to USCIS to see what is required: https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/educators/naturalization-information Yes, you have to have a green card and that is no simple process either. When you hear "go back to your country and apply for citizenship", note that is not how it works. You have to get a green card first and then live in the US for 5 years before applying or 3 years if you marry a US person.

Vor 4 Monate
Ciso Yu
Ciso Yu

I don’t get it he’s rich famous coming from uk and having a well paid job. How hard it could be.

Vor 4 Monate
Kathryn
Kathryn

Ciso Yu He wasn’t when he started the process

Vor 3 Monate
mike trimm
mike trimm

HOW SAD ,I WAS HOPING HE DIDNT MAKE IT,

Vor 4 Monate
Chris78986
Chris78986

Scouse Git (Alf Garnet)

Vor 5 Monate

They don't hire the articulate or responsible. They don't hand off to their superiors. They, instead, raise up the angry and the needy. If they seek their failure it's 3/4 empty. Their battles are of the mind as far as you can see and they have few wits about them without a pill to sharpen them. If I were a scout we'd attack 'morrow.

Vor 5 Monate
KEVIN PIASTRA: COMEDIAN
KEVIN PIASTRA: COMEDIAN

Maybe someday this Oliver guy will have show of his own. Like I do https://youtu.be/nc6HXnmUHSg

Vor 5 Monate
Hannah Gwyneth Tumala
Hannah Gwyneth Tumala

It's okay John I laughed at the y'all

Vor 5 Monate
Firnila
Firnila

Just ask India. That was brilliant.

Vor 5 Monate
daniellebebop
daniellebebop

It really is absurd that we classify people so strictly by accident of their birth.

Vor 5 Monate
Adam-o Baseball
Adam-o Baseball

In Middle School, my class had to take the Citizenship Test. I was 1 of 5 people who passed. 30 people took it. This was in Missouri.

Vor 5 Monate
Roxy Mac
Roxy Mac

Love JO

Vor 6 Monate
Doveranalyst
Doveranalyst

Just ask India. As an Indian....I can't even.. 😅

Vor 6 Monate
pablozky21
pablozky21

Now this is the crossover I most wanted to see

Vor 6 Monate
rcppcsk
rcppcsk

Remember those days when Corona seemed distant and there was an actual crowd? Good times . . .

Vor 6 Monate
IronKnight117
IronKnight117

Lol I’m just imagining young John Oliver playing side by side with Graeme Souness

Vor 6 Monate
Aditya
Aditya

Wow that was smart.... Dressing up and going to watch the match. Interesting story.

Vor 6 Monate
Aditya
Aditya

6:22 Just ask India joke was gold. His level is too high for this audience I think.

Vor 6 Monate
NiNi Na
NiNi Na

Yep, that wasn't your regular entertainment joke. But really good though.

Vor 3 Monate
Aditya
Aditya

@Rob George oh yeah so many things were missed. Someone should catalogue it all 😂

Vor 3 Monate
Rob George
Rob George

You nailed it, watching from the UK I nearly choked on mt porridge :) Think the irony of him coming on stage exercising his trigger finger and "shooting" into the audience was missed as well. :)

Vor 3 Monate
Aditya
Aditya

0:25 that cameraman was dancing jolly!

Vor 6 Monate
Depressed breakfast
Depressed breakfast

That’s one hell of an entrance

Vor 6 Monate
Lucas Consuelo
Lucas Consuelo

Damn this was painful to watch... I’m sorry to John Oliver holy shit

Vor 6 Monate
WINTERS-_-WRATH
WINTERS-_-WRATH

As a brit u can have the prick he could not make it over here so just like the rest of ur rejects we sent him to u

Vor 6 Monate
John King
John King

Hang on - just because someone is not a great star on British television like your totally useless Ant and Dec, overpaid duo who do a couple months "work" per year for ITV, John is funny, is good at what he does. His HBO show is successful, and so is James Corden on CBS. We are two countries, with two different styles of how we enjoy comedy. That is good to have. We do not want the whole world to be the same.

Vor 3 Monate
Almir D
Almir D

Why does he make it sound like it is hard to get it? He let his green card expire, well buddy that one is on you, wtf. After you become a green card holder, 5 years after that you apply for citizenship and year after you become a citizen. As simple as that!

Vor 6 Monate
Almir D
Almir D

@Yenifer Dimas I went through the same process, so did my brother, mom and dad, and now my wife. Sure it takes a year but it is not that bad at all. Just make sure to follow the guidelines.

Vor 6 Monate
Yenifer Dimas
Yenifer Dimas

It's not that easy! My mom applied to get her green card renewed a whole year before it expired and it still expired before the paperwork was processed :(! The whole process is pretty painful and it consists of a lot of waiting for paperwork to get processed.

Vor 6 Monate
darkstar66125
darkstar66125

Cause of this did anyone get a weird snap thing under the video of some kid smashing a record sayin ‘John Oliver I’m comin for you’ ? I’m very confused, a little scared and slightly aroused by the pure alpha behavior.

Vor 6 Monate
Casablanca
Casablanca

I don't like the host. The show is just question and answer and then next question and answer. No conversation like Conan'O Brian.

Vor 6 Monate
Omegaxboy
Omegaxboy

Lol. I passed the 10 questions with ease and when officer asked me what is my address, I blanked out too. Totally didn't remember.

Vor 6 Monate
Zainab
Zainab

Hey, I know a guy named Osama who got citizenship in 6 years. Shocked us all.

Vor 6 Monate
Gaby Flores
Gaby Flores

Talk about betrayal

Vor 6 Monate
Gribbo9999
Gribbo9999

In the old days a Brit becoming an Australian citizen had to swear allegiance to the head of state of the country they just came from.

Vor 6 Monate
Mel The Mom
Mel The Mom

I love how John Oliver briefly took over the show 😊

Vor 6 Monate
All_Roads
All_Roads

You better believe he didn't give up his UK citizenship. He's not dumb.

Vor 6 Monate
John King
John King

Craig Ferguson also became a duel citizen, he never gave up being Scottish.

Vor 3 Monate
Alexander Stefanov
Alexander Stefanov

Welcome to the IRS chasing you for taxes the world over. In Europe lots of Americans can't wait to get rid of their citizenship, ask Tina Turner.

Vor 6 Monate
joshua claar
joshua claar

How did he have a social security number before he was a citizen?

Vor 6 Monate
John Deltuvia
John Deltuvia

Mr. Oliver obviously failed to comprehend the very first words of his oath of citizenship: "I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen..."

Vor 6 Monate
Ryan Gaskin
Ryan Gaskin

He's a hard guy to interview live because he's so witty and charismatic - hard to keep up

Vor 6 Monate
Katie Arbuckle
Katie Arbuckle

Not a bad idea to have Dual Citizenship, because if one Country goes to hell...You still got a place to call home.

Vor 6 Monate
Dan210871
Dan210871

Both of my kids are quadruple citizens. When I was younger and more optimistic, I hoped for a world where one could relocate freely to the country where they wanted to live, work, study. Since that hasn't happened (and, quite frankly, we are moving in the opposite direction), my wife and I decided to give our children as many options as possible for when they grow up. We are raising them to be open-minded and multilingual cosmopolitans, and they have 4 passports to make that official.

Vor 6 Monate
Matt Stevenson
Matt Stevenson

No British Nationalism? Its just more sensible than America's love of their own burning trash pile

Vor 6 Monate
Daisy Penman
Daisy Penman

Never seen someone so excited as when he said “I have two passports like Jason Bourne!!”

Vor 6 Monate
g9nnar
g9nnar

Why would he want to?

Vor 6 Monate
John King
John King

He is married to an American, a woman who served as a doctor in the US army, that is why

Vor 3 Monate
Mulan 121
Mulan 121

Stephen Colbert needs to work on his sense of humour, he's a bit uptight...

Vor 6 Monate
wschnitzler
wschnitzler

Mulan 121 yeah, wonder what’s up with that

Vor 6 Monate
Mauree
Mauree

Did Most of John's jokes fly over people's heads or what?

Vor 6 Monate
Luke Harris
Luke Harris

Two hilarious dudes and just utter missed jokes throughout. :|

Vor 6 Monate
Christopher Beer
Christopher Beer

As someone who's never even set foot in the US, I've tried a few practice citizenship tests online and most of the questions are insultingly easy.

Vor 6 Monate
Aurelius
Aurelius

Ya know im a genz born 50 year after India became a republic. And yet when a British guys says India I feel some what uncomfortable...

Vor 6 Monate
graytart
graytart

The English “Uncle Sam” was “John Bull.”

Vor 6 Monate
Mel Rest
Mel Rest

"Pinky finger down" didn't get nearly enough laughs.

Vor 6 Monate
V N
V N

You are a lucky man !!! I came here on 2007, still waiting for my green card.

Vor 6 Monate
Spookay T'is Me
Spookay T'is Me

The beginning of that song the band was playing ... Is "good old Collingwood forever". It's an Australian AFL football anthem for the Victorian team *"Collingwood"*

Vor 6 Monate
Steve D
Steve D

His team's Liverpool - poor bastard!

Vor 6 Monate
Crocs Queen
Crocs Queen

That is the most British way to come in on an American flag

Vor 6 Monate
Piplup
Piplup

Idk why he always give me Mr. Bean vibes😂😂

Vor 6 Monate
SZCZERZO KŁY
SZCZERZO KŁY

John Oliver didn't had a single gray hair when UK were part of EU. Just saying.

Vor 6 Monate
Cobin Millage
Cobin Millage

Dude this audience really sucked. John had a whole stack of jokes and they ignored all of them.

Vor 6 Monate
A B
A B

I think John was just too quick for them

Vor 3 Monate
A B
A B

Stalin Papi HOW do you watch this video and come to the conclusion that Stephen had a huge ego against John? You’re literally the only one saying that...Idk what video you’re watching lol Stephen always appreciates comedians on his show. Especially John. He’s been on the most.

Vor 3 Monate
A B
A B

Stalin Papi if you think the audience only likes anti-trump and political jokes I’m surprised if you even watch the show....they just missed a few jokes because John was too quick for them

Vor 3 Monate
Stalin Papi
Stalin Papi

The audience only likes anti Trump and political jokes, and Colbert has a huge ego towards other comedians

Vor 4 Monate
Justin Saunders
Justin Saunders

Mucktown he missed one joke

Vor 6 Monate
froofaloo
froofaloo

OH ..hay...I am going to make fun of, and criticize, everything about the United States and what makes it great. Ummmm...can I be. Citizen?

Vor 6 Monate
Charles Held
Charles Held

Thinking that they'd get a kid from the crowd to play because he had the right equipment under his clothes is totally 10 year old me.

Vor 6 Monate
Kyle
Kyle

John is the best of people. Welcome to this miserable experiment we call America.

Vor 6 Monate

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