Televangelists: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Beach Bum
Beach Bum

As Jackie Gleason so correctly pointed out, "When churches needs money, preachers ask the people for it. When the people need money, the preachers tell them to ask God."

Vor 2 years
Matthew Pool
Matthew Pool

@Bruce Marmy The only thing I will ever thank God for is that you were joking. Amazing impression of the people I was raised by, well done.

Vor 10 Tage
Matthew Pool
Matthew Pool

Damn.

Vor 10 Tage
eileen garcia
eileen garcia

good one

Vor 11 Tage
Jay G
Jay G

So true

Vor 18 Tage
Rusty Megowan
Rusty Megowan

@Bruce Marmy so are you rich yet or are you just another 2 bit player on youtube?

Vor 20 Tage
MSJI 1722
MSJI 1722

Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption! A classic parody! John Oliver's shows are the only ones that I watch over and over and over again.

Vor Monat
Thirst Fast
Thirst Fast

Haha, yeah, can't remember last time I watched a 7yrs old Colbert. I rewatch old Oliver all the time!

Vor 7 Tage
nikushim666
nikushim666

Reading the closure statement on the website was also hilarious. "We have still, miraculously, not broken any laws by promising you untold riches in return for sending us money. We’re also not closing down because you all kept sending us actual seeds, even though we explicitly told you not to. We’re closing because multiple people sent us sperm through the mail. And when someone sends you jizz through the mail, it’s time to stop whatever you’re doing."

Vor 7 Monate
LiveHabesha
LiveHabesha

😂😂

Vor 13 Tage
How to change name?
How to change name?

@Christopher Cudworth i mean Oliver is probably the safest way to express how shitty are televangelists robbing you under guise of faith

Vor Monat
65panhed
65panhed

You made me LAUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vor Monat
Jeanieus
Jeanieus

I'm gonna laugh about this for days!

Vor Monat
James White
James White

@Muse Forge. God a word made by the insurance companies who are happy to take your money but have a problem giving it back if you inconsiderate to actually make claim, I ask myself before I give myself a good flagging, why is god not black, why is god not a woman, I ask myself, there must be multiple gods to suit various believers, why did god give him or her a day off, I would have thought being a god you would be available 24/7, well I am off to give myself a good thrashing with a branch off a thorn bush.

Vor 2 Monate
Neil Crowe Songs
Neil Crowe Songs

Why are people so gullible and why are these scammers not facing criminal charges

Vor Monat
mo dickens
mo dickens

Why would they? It's not illegal to ask for money. Nobody's forcing the audience to send money. Many people like being sold bs

Vor 15 Stunden
Ritwik Temburni
Ritwik Temburni

@Dan Westerhouse this is not an answer

Vor 8 Tage
Billy Sastard
Billy Sastard

Because whole bloody religion is one gigantic scam. God is all knowing and very powerfull but he can not manage his followers finances and always need a little bit extra.

Vor 10 Tage
Thomas Smith
Thomas Smith

@scoterf no religion

Vor Monat
Thomas Smith
Thomas Smith

They paying for a spot in hevan

Vor Monat
larry jones-emery
larry jones-emery

John--you are good! Thank you for giving us vital information humorously! I hear you!

Vor Monat
Hank Houke
Hank Houke

When my grandmother died, we began getting threatening collection calls. They were saying my grandmother was not paying her $1000 a month pledge. We learned she had given her life savings to these clowns, and we also owed thousands to the old folks home and hospital and funeral expenses. This 100 year old woman was not competent at the time, but we never recovered a cent of the $200,000 that this criminal trash had stolen.

Vor 2 years
Arbi A
Arbi A

They are devilish clowns 🤡 do not pay a Penny to these back words morons .

Vor 10 Tage
Hank Houke
Hank Houke

@The Official Jay Vicious No, you assumed a bunch of things that were not true. She was living with us, we were taking care of her because no one else could afford to. We bought her a place, and I lived with her, and took care of her, a big job for a 12 year old. I wasn't complaining of her generosity, I was complaining of the ministry sending lawsuits and harrasing lawyer calls, trying to collect from "her estate".

Vor 19 Tage
The Official Jay Vicious
The Official Jay Vicious

Hank hearing what you said about your grandmother passing away first I want to say sorry about your loss but it kind of seemed disingenuous and a little offputting that you were mad that she was giving $1000 a month pledge to the church and that because she donated her savings that as you said none of you got any of the $200,000 to which I say why was your grandmother living alone giving away money if she wasn’t in her right mind and if she lived in the home shame on you guys for putting her there and you think you deserved any of her money because that was some thing that you needed to remember her just remember the memories. But the fact you seem upset that she donated money to the church when she wasn’t well and you think that it’s robbery she clearly could’ve left you or other children money but chose not to as I said in the first part if she was in a nursing home then I don’t think you deserve anything you should’ve had your grandmother at your house but no you wanted her to be locked up in to get her money when she dies people are sick

Vor 20 Tage
Julio Rosenberg
Julio Rosenberg

Unfortunately older people's minds are not as Sharp as younger people. These SKUMBAGS make people believe that GOD would not allow anyone to SKAM in his name.

Vor 29 Tage
Asif Rahman Briton
Asif Rahman Briton

That's pretty much scandalous. I'm sorry that you had to experience that.

Vor Monat
Cpt Mookie
Cpt Mookie

"Oh no young people are turning away from our religion" *If it isn't the consequences of my own actions*

Vor 9 Monate
G. Kroet
G. Kroet

They misuse the bible to make false promises to exploit sick and poor christians in need! This is serious fraud and a shame for christianity and the name of Jesus! In my sight they are like parasites on the body of christ. All the bibleverses they misuse from the new testament to build their false "donation-seed-faith", their false "give-to-receive"-teaching (Mt. 7,2, Lk. 6,38, Mk. 4,24-25, Mt. 13,8, Mt. 13,23, Mt. 19,29, Mk. 4,8, Mk. 4,20, Mk. 10,29-30, Lk. 8,8), all these verses have nothing to do with donating money to pastors or churches in order to receive something from God! There is 1 verse in the new testament that says something in this direction: 2 Cor. 9:6 - but as you can see in verse 9, it is about supporting poor (Christians). And its also illegal to use the old testament promises on tithing, because tithing was old covenant (Jews) only, in the whole new testament tithing is not mentioned once as a duty to christians. And what they don't want you to know is, that in the old covenant it was not possible to tithe money, only animals that were born on the land of israel and food that grew on the land of israel - fishermen did tithe nothing! Servicemen did not tithe anything either! And they did not have to tithe money instead. Christians did not receive any tithes for serveral hunderd years after Jesus. But then the catholic church adapted tithing from the old testament in the 7th century in order to financially stabilize their new form of monologue-type church, when it were originally just personal meetings at peoples homes. One of the oldest and deepest problems of christianity is, that many people want to live off the faith, to earn their money with it. This always brings negative consequences. For this reason, to be independant, Paul worked as a tentmaker. But as christians it is also not our call to produce or attend some kind of monologue spiritual entertainment. Our call is to believe and trust in Jesus, yes, and to live in mutual love with our christian friends (1 John 3,23), being there for one another (Gal. 6,2), entering more and more a satisfying life of togetherness (Phil. 2,1-4), and in this life of love together God will give real gifts to the people to mutually serve each other even better (Eph. 4,16, 1 Cor. 12,31, 1 Cor. 14,26).

Vor 2 Monate
undrwatropium
undrwatropium

I think I love you 🤣

Vor 3 Monate
persona2grata
persona2grata

My grandmother had Alzheimer's and after it was obvious it was getting worse the whole family went for a visit to grandma's. My mom and her sister had the uncomfortable conversation about her not living alone anymore. While we were there they discovered that she had lost thousands on a crap-ton of things like over 100 magazine subscriptions, many of which had as many as half a dozen copies of the same magazine. She had also lost a ton on donations to some preacher who they later discovered had promised to cure my grandmother with prayer, a tactic which worked because my grandmother apparently knew she was getting worse and was desperate to get help. Anyway, they quickly realized that many of these people knew full well that my grandmother had dementia when they took advantage of her. But the really crazy part was when my mom was on the phone with somebody from the preacher. She was canceling the monthly "donations" when she suddenly gasped and started crying. I was too young at the time to know what was happening, just that my mom was crying when my dad went over and talked to her. Then suddenly he was angrier than I'd ever seen him, grabbed the phone, and unleashed a torrent of profanity that was positively shocking. Years later I heard from my mom that when she tried canceling the payments the preacher or their representative had told her that if she did god would punish her with the same disease and that she "wouldn't even recognize her kids." When she told my dad he went absolutely apeshit on that person, to the point where they tried to file a police complaint after my dad threatened to track them down and do some things to them that were...anatomically unlikely.

Vor 9 Monate
Irving IV
Irving IV

Torturing a woman like that over her mothers' suffering, the definitely deserve 'anatomically unlikely' things to happen to them.

Vor Monat
Cian Dolan
Cian Dolan

Sweet holy fuck. That is evil.

Vor 2 Monate
persona2grata
persona2grata

@NerdyGoth16 I've heard a few possibilities over the years but now that dad's no longer with us I suppose I'll never know for sure. Not even sure he could have said with certainty anyway, but whatever it was I think they earned it.

Vor 2 Monate
Roonco SP
Roonco SP

I hope they got what was coming to them, I really do.

Vor 2 Monate
NerdyGoth16
NerdyGoth16

I’m kinda curious what your dad threatened to do to them. Holy hell these people are awful.

Vor 2 Monate
Jared
Jared

"act happy over my blessings, folks" is possibly the most narcissistic and insufferable sentence that has ever been spoken. I'm definitely using it from now on

Vor 5 Monate
undrwatropium
undrwatropium

Best comment ever 🤣

Vor 3 Monate
S. Thompson
S. Thompson

This is the perfect example why these so called preachers and churches should All lose their Tax Exempt Status

Vor Monat
SA V
SA V

7 months worth of research for this episode! ❤️ Respect

Vor Monat
milk grapes
milk grapes

It never fails me to not understand how people really thought God has the power over money

Vor Monat
Romans 10:9
Romans 10:9

God has the power over money, but he's not an investment account. Just because he doesn't do what you want doesn't mean he can't.

Vor 4 Tage
Michael Robinson
Michael Robinson

God has power over everything. He doesn’t require you to give money to random people in order for that power to manifest.

Vor Monat
Tommy Anytime
Tommy Anytime

Televangelists are like jellyfish. So interesting to stare at, but once you get caught up with them, an utter nightmare

Vor 8 Monate
Austin Masoni
Austin Masoni

And once they've got you caught and stung you you're screwed

Vor 15 Tage
Quân Phạm
Quân Phạm

True

Vor Monat
G. Kroet
G. Kroet

They misuse the bible to make false promises to exploit sick and poor christians in need! This is serious fraud and a shame for christianity and the name of Jesus! In my sight they are like parasites on the body of christ. All the bibleverses they misuse from the new testament to build their false "donation-seed-faith", their false "give-to-receive"-teaching (Mt. 7,2, Lk. 6,38, Mk. 4,24-25, Mt. 13,8, Mt. 13,23, Mt. 19,29, Mk. 4,8, Mk. 4,20, Mk. 10,29-30, Lk. 8,8), all these verses have nothing to do with donating money to pastors or churches in order to receive something from God! There is 1 verse in the new testament that says something in this direction: 2 Cor. 9:6 - but as you can see in verse 9, it is about supporting poor (Christians). And its also illegal to use the old testament promises on tithing, because tithing was old covenant (Jews) only, in the whole new testament tithing is not mentioned once as a duty to christians. And what they don't want you to know is, that in the old covenant it was not possible to tithe money, only animals that were born on the land of israel and food that grew on the land of israel - fishermen did tithe nothing! Servicemen did not tithe anything either! And they did not have to tithe money instead. Christians did not receive any tithes for serveral hunderd years after Jesus. But then the catholic church adapted tithing from the old testament in the 7th century in order to financially stabilize their new form of monologue-type church, when it were originally just personal meetings at peoples homes. One of the oldest and deepest problems of christianity is, that many people want to live off the faith, to earn their money with it. This always brings negative consequences. For this reason, to be independant, Paul worked as a tentmaker. But as christians it is also not our call to produce or attend some kind of monologue spiritual entertainment. Our call is to believe and trust in Jesus, yes, and to live in mutual love with our christian friends (1 John 3,23), being there for one another (Gal. 6,2), entering more and more a satisfying life of togetherness (Phil. 2,1-4), and in this life of love together God will give real gifts to the people to mutually serve each other even better (Eph. 4,16, 1 Cor. 12,31, 1 Cor. 14,26).

Vor 2 Monate
awesomecat42
awesomecat42

@Blitzkrieg810 Nah, snakes are cute and most of them are pretty harmless. They're more like snapping turtles; a deceitful tongue that lure in their prey with the promise of much needed resources, only to snap and devour them instead. Still, I'd much rather a snapping turtle than a televangelist. At least the turtle has the mercy to be quick about it and the excuse of needing to do it to survive.

Vor 4 Monate
Blitzkrieg810
Blitzkrieg810

More like snakes. They're very deadly.

Vor 4 Monate
Alan Channel
Alan Channel

Kirk asked "God" in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, "What does God need with a starship?" A preacher can fly and sit in the back of the commercial plane.

Vor Monat
Pan
Pan

This actually almost made me cry. My own mother believes in this and for years I've been trying to talk some sense into her which has put a permanent stain in our relationship. These people are horrible.

Vor 7 years
J Aynes
J Aynes

Ooo😅

Vor Monat
Thanos
Thanos

• Jesus is the foundation of the church. Following and knowing Jesus is the only way to know God. • No church is a church without Jesus. A church must preach/teach Jesus' word, create fellowship and help its members get closer to God. This must be the main objective of a church. • A church that does not do these things as a priority, and in the name of Jesus is not church at all. • A church is not a business, and its leaders should not strive to maximise the money in their pockets.

Vor Monat
NEXT PAGE , FIND ME
NEXT PAGE , FIND ME

https://youtu.be/vlmYuUWFWwQ

Vor 7 Monate
John Patterson
John Patterson

You can go a long way with a s.ile.You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun-Al Capone

Vor 7 Monate
John Patterson
John Patterson

@Las consentidas Sorry Glori but I'll take the doctors and their "poison" over Some grifter doing it in the name of theord!!!

Vor 7 Monate
Capricorn Sister
Capricorn Sister

When I found out my mom was actually sending money to Kenneth Copeland I immediately became the only person in the house that checked the mail. She never personally received another letter from them. We never could figure out why... 🤔😇

Vor 5 Monate
Ob Fuscated
Ob Fuscated

That was brilliant! Senile people are unfit to handle their own affairs but gentle intervention can work wonders. You can also unsubscribe in their name and in the case of computers, creatively manage their email. Victimizing the mentally incompetent calls for drastic measures.

Vor 10 Tage
Shampoo Fully
Shampoo Fully

Just to update everyone. “Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption” was closed because multiple people sent sperm. Wish I was lying

Vor Monat
mturker100
mturker100

Wish I could say I was surprised. Honestly shocked it wasn't worse stuff.

Vor 3 Tage
Mr. Dr. Daxter
Mr. Dr. Daxter

Came back to rewatch after 6 years and the ending bit is still one of the BEST endings the show has ever had. Rachel Dratch is ungodly hilarious.

Vor 6 Monate
Thomas Gallipoli
Thomas Gallipoli

John Oliver delivers another phenomenal segment! Combined with his takedown on “psychics”, this needs to be seen by everyone

Vor 10 Monate
Tony Lee
Tony Lee

*sermon

Vor 6 Monate
F. Alfredo Cabral
F. Alfredo Cabral

2020, this episode never gets old.

Vor 2 years
ᚐᚐᚏᚑᚅ
ᚐᚐᚏᚑᚅ

And never will...

Vor Monat
Tj Rizzo
Tj Rizzo

2022

Vor Monat
Victor Nwezi
Victor Nwezi

It's 2022 and I'm still coming back ...✌️

Vor 2 Monate
Fred Nerk
Fred Nerk

Greetings from the future. It's almost 2023 & it hasn't aged

Vor 2 Monate
Anna Lieff-Saxby
Anna Lieff-Saxby

Same in '22!

Vor 2 Monate
ajeje brazov
ajeje brazov

"Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God" Matthew 19:24

Vor Monat
BazzfromtheBackground
BazzfromtheBackground

I think in this day, we could use an update to this. There's a lot of "different style" evangelizing now.

Vor 2 Monate
kool 7563
kool 7563

Revisiting in 2022 and it is still eye opening, hilarious and one of the best John Oliver’s episodes

Vor 3 Monate
Markey Westskies
Markey Westskies

When he was praying that midgets are growing I thought he was a really funny comic parodying a televangelist and then the reveal that he's an actual televangelist pretty much floored me.

Vor 6 Monate
Onlera
Onlera

Okay, that cancer bit made me really mad. I was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer at the end of last year. For the first few months of 2020, I went through an awful regime of chemotherapy which, even tho it’s over, is still affecting my hands and cognitive abilities. So knowing that someone tried to turn the horror and fear that goes with facing a cancer diagnosis into monetary profit, preying on someone so vulnerable, makes me immensely mad.

Vor 2 years
Onlera
Onlera

@Edriss Scofield yup. Cancer free for about 2 years now

Vor 2 Monate
Edriss Scofield
Edriss Scofield

is chu okies now? >w

Vor 2 Monate
Mike Lewis
Mike Lewis

@Theinternalrewrite Trust the docs, not “god” …

Vor 2 Monate
Pontius Pilot
Pontius Pilot

@Onlera Take care dear lady. Best wishes for a full recovery! Live long and prosper! Peace and love from Canada ♥️

Vor 4 Monate
marianela sajama
marianela sajama

This comment is old but I hope you're doing better and had a good health!

Vor 4 Monate
MarsFKA
MarsFKA

This stuff is stomach-churning. Five minutes are all I can handle.

Vor 2 Monate
Brent Fisher
Brent Fisher

6:14 this guy is more toxic to my credit score than the drinking water at Camp Lejeune. 12:24 Electrical Engineering 101. Polarity matters. And then, the truth sets in, and you become aware that 2 people can play the L.A.R.P. game..Reminds me of an inappropriate children's book whose title is "Let's Start A Cult." The next books that could come after is "Easy Bake Coven", and "Let's Sacrifice Toby"

Vor Monat
Brendan Mc
Brendan Mc

Cannot believe Saul Goodman didn't go down this road.

Vor 2 Monate
Heidi Heaux
Heidi Heaux

That whole letter exchange was literally the same process as the online scammers use. Holy crap. Even down to “if they fall for this crap and send money, we’ve got a live one. Keep it going until you get every cent.” 😡

Vor 9 Monate
Novemtigris
Novemtigris

This takes "we could make a religion out of this" to a whole new level.

Vor 2 years
Johnny Ray Baca
Johnny Ray Baca

...AFTER DEATH...WHAT??? You know we’re just passing through this world to get to The next, whether it be Heaven or Hell. “YES!” There is a Hell!!! Most people do not want to know this BUT IT’S TRUE. Like it or not, there is a HELL! And “YOU” make the choice. You may think to yourself: I’ve never hurt anyone. I am no different than anyone else. I do good things for people. Heaven and Hell are on Earth. “Nice try!” I’ve heard them all! But the bible says “THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO GET TO HEAVEN! But there are many ways that lead to HELL! Oh, and yes! You can try to say that no one ever warned you about Hell, BUT YOU HAVE JUST BEEN WARNED WHEN YOU READ THIS AND NOW YOU ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. Now it’s too late to act dumb. You will be held responsible for knowing this and for being warned about Hell!! WE ARE ALL SINNERS….sin is anything that separates us from God. The bible tells us that any form of idolatry, witchcraft, murder or murderous thoughts, stealing, lying, adultery (sex outside of marriage), same sex marriage, hatred, unforgiveness, etc…. are all sin. God has seen every sin we have ever committed. Yes, EVERY sin. You Must accept Jesus Christ for your sins or else... HELL!! I know you may not like it, but it’s true. You ask yourself, “How do I stay out of Hell? THIS and ONLY this...! Admit that you are a sinner because we all are. Every one of us. Be willing to turn from sin and REPENT. Believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead as the ONLY atonement. He took your punishment for your sins. Through prayer invite Jesus Christ into your life ....Please don’t go to Hell. You won’t like it. You can’t just try it for a weekend...ITS FOREVER! You are not promised another day on Earth. Tomorrow might be too late. And it’s up to you which one you’ll choose. I tell you this not because it’s my law, but because it’s God’s law and it’s that simple. Sorry there’s no sugar coating this! “But” the truth will set you free. I’m not asking you to go to my church or give me one thin dime, I’m just asking you to turn to .. Jesus

Vor 8 Monate
Tranquil thoughts
Tranquil thoughts

That's what elrond hubbard did when he founded scientology.

Vor 10 Monate
Vivian, the Werewolf
Vivian, the Werewolf

Abridged Madoka:sick reference

Vor year
ttsupra95
ttsupra95

@Play List Jl Who?

Vor year
Rosa Gomez
Rosa Gomez

Yrael mete presión yo soy trabajo

Vor year
Tranquil thoughts
Tranquil thoughts

And why do these guys not face charges for fraud? It's because they claim to be religious organisations. Thus holding them accountable for what they do might set a precedent to hold other religious organisations accountable for what they do too. And that's what every religious organisation is most afraid of.

Vor 10 Monate
Gemnist
Gemnist

The fact he did this without once bringing up Jim Bakker is a true miracle.

Vor 11 Monate
pianoplayrpiano99
pianoplayrpiano99

I have watched this clip several times over the years and it never gets old. Still hilarious!!

Vor 7 Monate
TJ Taylor
TJ Taylor

“Plant it deep in him! Plant your seed in his mouth! Plant it all over his face!” Had me laughing 😂

Vor 6 Monate
Darth Bane
Darth Bane

The Bible, I kid you not, details a time when Jesus literally flipped a table in anger over stuff similar to this.

Vor 4 years
Jonathan Perry
Jonathan Perry

Exactly and Gloria is not a doctor she should not be giving medical advice

Vor 5 Tage
David Page
David Page

The Bible also reports that Lot had sex with his daughters after the end of Sodom and Gamorrah.

Vor 7 Tage
Bike Captain
Bike Captain

Less so, even. The money changers were performing an essential service. Visitors to the temple gotta eat. They weren't blaspheming, they were just being far too extortionate to pilgrims to be aiding and respecting the practice of pilgrimage and extension the laws in general. There's places in the Bible where Yhwh gets pissed at somebody misrepresenting the degree to which they are his agents. It goes a little rougher than a mess and a lost day's wages.

Vor 8 Tage
Kano Reese
Kano Reese

@Steve1.I worship my God because he showed his love for me even before I was born and continues to do so even today. 2.God doesn't send people to Hell, they send themselves even tho God has given them a way to eternal life. God is righteous in all his ways but he is also a God of judgment and will not allow sin in his presence. 3.There are many religions that claim Christianity as their foundation but are easily proven to be false because Christ neither discriminated against nor did he do violence to those who chose not to follow. 4.I think for myself everyday and try to live as Christ taught tho I fail regularly. I support my church as long as we're in accordance with our faith.

Vor 10 Tage
Steve
Steve

@Kano Reese I appreciate that you personally don't judge people or want them to go to hell, but keep in mind a) you worship a guy who (supposedly) sends people who don't worship or believe in him to hell, and b) your part of a religion that has a looong history of discrimination and violence. Just something to think about. You can believe in whatever you want, but I'd encourage you to think for yourself rather than be part of that. You can still believe in God or have any beliefs you want without supporting organized religion

Vor 10 Tage
TomboyRaider101
TomboyRaider101

The Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption sketch at the end cracked me up! Let us all be exempted from falling into the trickery of televangelists. Its absolutely sick and disgusting.

Vor 11 Monate
Marie Mulkey
Marie Mulkey

Best medicine I’ve ever had has been laughter and this mad Englishman turned American is one of my favorites! Long live John!

Vor 8 Monate
Dibo Anagbogu
Dibo Anagbogu

This story hits home for me. I’m Nigerian, we have the biggest churches but simultaneously double up as the most immoral country with the highest levels of poverty. These two constructs are not just linked together, Religion is the primary reason for the country being a shit 🕳

Vor 8 Monate
Jimbob
Jimbob

@MossyMozart you actually have no clue about any of the things he actually does. like pay the news to run his own written segments and flying around with jeff epstein in his private jet. the guy literally pushed out thousands of people from their homes and jobs just so that he can steal their jobs for himself. you are just another brainwashed zombie who believes everything he sees on tv.

Vor 5 Tage
MossyMozart
MossyMozart

@Jimbob - Bill Gates never pretended to be a religious figure. You got value back from Gates' Microsoft products. In addition, he donated tons to vaccination programs and measures to fight malaria. He took that pledge to donate most of his money to good works. He's not a Dream Date (ask Melinda), but he's no tele-evangelist, either.

Vor 7 Tage
natural blockade
natural blockade

What is the source of your statistics that Nigeria has "the biggest churches" and that Nigeria is "the most immoral country with the highest levels of poverty"? Or did you make it up?

Vor 16 Tage
E H
E H

@Coco Lyndon Yeah, mattter of fact, most still do.

Vor 21 Tag
Coco Lyndon
Coco Lyndon

@E H Ah....yeah.0_o

Vor 21 Tag
will koestner
will koestner

I've worked with seniors for sometime now. Many fall for this. They aren't stupid. They are lonely. These con artists make all but abandoned seniors feel less alone. They abuse the trust of those that truly have nothing but death at their door. So 1). Fuck those people. And 2). Be nice to old folks. They are in dire need of kind human contact.

Vor 10 Monate
Atheistation
Atheistation

“Plant it deep in him! Plant your seed in his mouth! Plant it all over his face!” Had me laughing 😂

Vor 2 years
TJ Taylor
TJ Taylor

hahha imagine reffering to nutting in someones mouth then giving them a facial on live television hahahah damnnnnn

Vor 6 Monate
d8a2k7
d8a2k7

Damn Wanda :D

Vor 8 Monate
Stephen Ramirez
Stephen Ramirez

@John Patterson lol

Vor 10 Monate
John Patterson
John Patterson

Sounds like bad 70's porn!!!

Vor 10 Monate
John Patterson
John Patterson

"Plant it deep inside him!!"". Sounds like bad 70"s porn!!!

Vor 10 Monate
Deborah Santamaria
Deborah Santamaria

This was posted quite a while ago, but when I need a really good laugh, I watch it again and again... It's utterly HILARIOUS, and yet pathetic in the same breath... Well Done Oliver! Very well Done!

Vor 5 Monate
Miriam Art
Miriam Art

After I had my child I was watching too much TV and yes the 700 club was one of them. Instead of feeling joy it would depress me more because I didn't even have money to sent to them to feel that God would bless me. And the worst off all this is I am Catholic and these people were making me feel so down.

Vor 5 Monate
Ripcord
Ripcord

Read Matt.10:8.

Vor 5 Monate
Eris Hinto
Eris Hinto

I work at a skilled nursing facility, and nearly every tv at night is on these shows. It is sickening .

Vor 8 Monate
JJtoob
JJtoob

I used to go to a protestant church that doesn't typically do this, and one dude who had some clout tried this in our area, and yeah, he got some money doing it. Not sure what happened to him tho, he's probably still scamming people to this day.

Vor 7 Monate
BOOK STREET
BOOK STREET

As a pastors son, this is always a great video to watch. Thanks guys.

Vor 3 Monate
Mr22thou
Mr22thou

Six years later and this is still one of the most hilarious and frightening things on YouTube.

Vor 4 Monate
Myron Cherry
Myron Cherry

Coming back to watch this segment years after i've seen it the first time. This is the episode that introduced me to this show and the greatest News show on television!!!

Vor 4 Monate
Laio heartguitar
Laio heartguitar

The amazing thing is not that there are scammers, but that there are so many suckers willing to be scammed.

Vor 3 Monate
blackneos940
blackneos940

Televangelists: Providing Atheists with ammo for decades.

Vor 3 years
Jonny Roxx
Jonny Roxx

@Josh is a Jedi Stupid people are often the quickest to apply labels.

Vor 5 Monate
Josh is a Jedi
Josh is a Jedi

@Jonny Roxx I’ve met some stupid people that describe themselves as an atheist.

Vor 5 Monate
Azide_zx
Azide_zx

@JOHN L OPPERMAN i just want to point out that alot of theists throw around the reverse of this argument, and think that everyone believes in god and atheists just refuse to admit it complete bullshit, but its important that atheists arent being equally arrogant im an ex-christian, i used to truly believe in god, and prayed all the time, but i now as an atheist truly do not believe in god

Vor 8 Monate
Ed Gabriel Ocay
Ed Gabriel Ocay

Because of the stupidity of religion in general are obviously b.s.

Vor 9 Monate
Isyraf
Isyraf

@Jonny Roxx like Beria?

Vor year
Trying to be fair and objective
Trying to be fair and objective

“Religion began when the first scoundrel met the first fool.” - Voltaire

Vor 8 Monate
AFS
AFS

Ahh! watching this proves once again what was said many years ago about the U.S. " its the biggest insane asylum in the world" I am bewildered that anyone could fall for this nonsense, and at least there is hope with this sendup that is a chance of a cure for many.

Vor 7 Monate
Allisha Swindell
Allisha Swindell

It usually the Deep South or Midwest. I grew up in the Bible Belt Deep South. At 6 I was constantly in trouble in Bible school for asking questions like “ who says the Bible is right?”. I grew up Assembly of God then southern Baptist. At about 12 I happened upon a book in my library about paganism/heathenism. It suddenly hit home and that’s what I’ve believed ever since. My evil egg donor used to watch the 700 club all damned day and donate to these monsters! You would be shocked just how gullible the people in the Deep South can be. Me? I was born with a high iq and many neurosis! Hehe. Maybe that is why I could see the hypocrisy for what it was. Also you’d be floored that the majority of Christians don’t know that their religion is just bastardized from other older religions. There are actual Christians out there that do follow christs teachings. They are just not that plentiful in evangelical religions that are nothing but hellfire and brimstone

Vor 6 Monate
Dina Waters
Dina  Waters

John, your church skit is hilarious & so on point! 😂

Vor 3 Monate
Moss
Moss

This is maybe the 20th time I’ve watched this and the phrase “You go, Lupus!! You vex us with your Lupus-ness!!!” will never not make me laugh

Vor 9 Monate
Kevin Hill
Kevin Hill

Seven years later, still some of the best television I've ever seen.

Vor 4 Monate
Paul Brinkman
Paul Brinkman

More programs on this issue please, John.

Vor 6 Monate
Exercise for Normal People
Exercise for Normal People

This episode never gets old!!

Vor year
Eafis
Eafis

I got one those $1 dollar letters few years back. Put the dollar in my wallet and never looked back 🤣

Vor 8 Monate
Dont leave
Dont leave

years later still the words “I’ve seen midgets grow” still Makes me laugh out loud so hard that I I have to take a break afterwards… 5/5 idiocy 10/5 comic value

Vor year
Peter Smyczek
Peter Smyczek

That is indeed indescribable hilarious, it's like "let us shovel in the something outrageously stupid, and see if they still will go along with"

Vor Monat
Jhon Hernandez
Jhon Hernandez

I´m really short (5.4) is there some hope for me too? LOL

Vor 2 Monate
Dont leave
Dont leave

@Navneet parihar 0.41…

Vor 2 Monate
Navneet parihar
Navneet parihar

Timestamp?

Vor 2 Monate
Anna Lieff-Saxby
Anna Lieff-Saxby

I've never seen prayer grow back a limb. I've seen science produce some really neat prosthetics, though.

Vor 2 Monate
Timothy Currow
Timothy Currow

I love this guy! Just found him Im subscribed and following- "*UCK YOU GLORIA" perfect

Vor Monat
Kaonic
Kaonic

Look I know this wasn’t the intent but this totally cured my Lupus.

Vor 2 Monate
Nenad Momcilovic
Nenad Momcilovic

You can't make this stuff up

Vor Monat
Zach Haywood
Zach Haywood

2022, and I say this is still John Oliver's best bit.

Vor 9 Monate
Julia Strawn
Julia Strawn

Did you know that one of the few times Jesus got pissed off was when he found people taking advantage of the poor in th name of religion? Soooo.....yeah

Vor 9 Monate
Jen77
Jen77

Well this story hits home, my dad started following an evangelist and instead of receiving treatment for his prostate cancer he went to one of this guy's services and had him place his "healing hands" on him for a cure. With medical treatment he had a 90% chance of living but you can guess how far prayer got him, it got him buried. I'm still furious about it 7 years later.

Vor year
Patricia Green
Patricia Green

I am so sorry for your loss. My parents sent hundreds of dollars to televangelists for years.

Vor 7 Tage
Ob Fuscated
Ob Fuscated

Sad but the man was an idiot so he chose his fate. No one made him a fool but himself. The only rational reaction to these preachers is instant hatred.

Vor 10 Tage
John Patterson
John Patterson

@Brian Korbelik OH Yes!!Sounds like Brother Kenny Copeland or Bobby Tilton!! "OH KOBOSOBOKEVINSORBO!!ISAMOKEEMBOODIYAY!!ISAMOKABOOM!!GO DOWN HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE!!UNCLOG CLOGGED UP DRAIN!!EEOOEOOEEOOELEVEN!!I COMMAND STRIP YOU TO STAY ON MY WALLFARRAH FAWCETT POSTER I'VE HAD SINCE 1977!!HEEL!!SIT!!STAY!!GOOD BOY!!NOW SEND ME YOUR LOVE OFFERING OF $100.00 OR MORE AND I'LL SEND YOU AN AUTOGRAPHED 8×10 PHOTO OF JESUS H.CHRIST!! RAGGY??RAGGY?? RUHROH!!:.

Vor 14 Tage
John Patterson
John Patterson

Strange thing,if a Doctor misdiagnoses you or makes a mistake,you can sue them for malpractice. So when some "faith healer"/Televangelist claims they "cured you" but if you don't get better why can't you sue them for malpractice??

Vor 14 Tage
John Patterson
John Patterson

@Tandy B Don t quite blame ya!!

Vor 14 Tage
Eva Kazoo
Eva Kazoo

I forgot that they hired an entire church choir for less than a minute of screen time for this episode Some insanity we love to expect I suppose

Vor 10 Monate
Ursula Soames
Ursula Soames

This is one of the funniest and scariest shows ever ! Thank you!

Vor 2 Monate
RonRon
RonRon

Wow! Always loved John Oliver but this is the best i’ve seen so far!

Vor year
H Townsend
H Townsend

John, you're killing them bro! keep it up! I still can't stop laughing!!!

Vor 2 Monate
Smallgremlin Gremlin
Smallgremlin Gremlin

God, that tax lawyer must have had fun with this lmao

Vor 2 years
NLTops
NLTops

@i am lyric Are you talking about hooking up with a nun? I don't think they want that. xD

Vor year
Chris Scott
Chris Scott

Bwahahahaha!!!

Vor year
Kema Nichole
Kema Nichole

@i am lyric 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Vor year
NHL_rookie Walter
NHL_rookie Walter

Bet he did🤣🤣🤣

Vor year
Gamblin' Cabbie
Gamblin' Cabbie

The tax attorney was like " Wait, you want to do what?!?!?!?? (Listens...) This ought to be fun, let me get the books out!"

Vor year
HigherWaysWoman
HigherWaysWoman

"A Rich Man counts his money while he tells a poor man to think about his riches/treasures in heaven" Author...Me Ms. Kathryn Dawn Masters & Thank You John I now know how to create my legal church....what a great show this is so thankful God led Me to you!! :-P ;-)

Vor 8 Monate
Live for you
Live for you

These two should start a comedy club 🤣🤣

Vor 8 Monate
stephen orr
stephen orr

I'm stuck between feeling sorry for these people being scammed and laughing at them for being so stupid.

Vor 3 Monate
Steve Swift
Steve Swift

He needs to do a follow up with this. IRS needs to get on these predatory churches!

Vor 3 Monate
Carl Ragsdale
Carl Ragsdale

This was the first segment of John Oliver I ever watched. Years later, still so good

Vor year
Claire Ierullo
Claire Ierullo

Mine was trans issues

Vor 6 Monate
The Marsman
The Marsman

@AtlasT Who knew that new born babies watch john Oliver

Vor 8 Monate
King Adam
King Adam

Mine was the Donald Penis one!

Vor 10 Monate
Kitty Cheshire
Kitty Cheshire

My first was the Standardized Testing one.

Vor 11 Monate
StarSparkleMonkey
StarSparkleMonkey

Same here. This and MLM.

Vor 11 Monate
Jail Helper
Jail Helper

John Oliver is absolutely brilliant!!

Vor 5 Monate
Kim Lowe
Kim Lowe

This is definitely my favourite John Oliver skit.

Vor 7 Monate
Jeroen Jonkers
Jeroen Jonkers

What worries me most is the amount of people who actually fall for this.

Vor year
Gregorio Sainato
Gregorio Sainato

I’ll talk to Christians that actually defend televangelists, “nothing wrong with being blessed!” And I’m like, well what about the fact that the Bible frowns on the rich? And they’ll be like “wellllll….” It’s like, no! There’s no “well…” about it. It’s not up for debate. The Bible frowns on the rich…excuse me for not recalling the exact verse, as it’s been years since I was an active church goer, but I know for a fact it’s in there. Cherry picking at its finest….

Vor Monat
James Clark
James Clark

As an Aussie can I quote Joe Bageant, a regular visitor to our shores and author of Deer Hunting with Jesus said. “ We got the Puritans you got the convicts, aren’t you lucky.”

Vor 7 Monate
Austin Casey
Austin Casey

This is one of the greatest moments in HBO history.

Vor 2 Monate
Tyler Smash
Tyler Smash

Imagine thinking that God is all powerful yet you need to make a down payment to get a blessing. These dudes can rot right in the ground.

Vor 11 Monate
commercial free 2
commercial free 2

Rewatching this video and still makes me laugh but deep inside I'm angry because of these false preachers. Thanks John Oliver and your team for exposing them. Prosperity gospel is not real Christianity and they don't represent real and biblical Christianity.

Vor 9 Monate
Just Saying Guy
Just Saying Guy

only orthodox christian are real one... so...

Vor 4 Monate
MoultrieGeeks
MoultrieGeeks

Yep. Jesus said clothe the poor not take them on a Dolce&Gabbana shopping spree. Absolutely sickening.

Vor 6 Monate
gary Baltiejus
gary Baltiejus

I remember this episode it was a classic how John started the church and even funnier when people sent him money thinking he was for real

Vor year
beth12svist
beth12svist

I'm pretty sure most people sent him money not because they thought it was real but because they knew it was a joke and wanted to see what would happen.

Vor 8 Monate
Wenkai Liu
Wenkai Liu

It seems like being LastWeekTonight's lawyer is really fun

Vor 9 Monate
Troillmainn
Troillmainn

Those televangelist a-holes should be put in prison and those that follow them and buy into their insanity should be institutionalized.

Vor year
patrick drazen
patrick drazen

"The size of your seed will someday determine the size of your harvest." I'll take "Vaguely Filthy Things a Televangelist Would Say for $1,000."

Vor 5 Monate
Cynthia Greske
Cynthia Greske

😢 John Oliver I must say that you are a hoot! You cover a lot of serious topics but you also inject lotta humor and like today’s episode when you were remarking about the Tilton guy and you kept repeating what he was saying “go lupus “! You just cracked me up! Keep up the good work

Vor 3 Monate
Evan Peskoff
Evan Peskoff

This show is what all investigative journalism should be.

Vor 6 years
A F
A F

this is hard to fathom that people like this live and breathe amongst us!

Vor year
Luke Skyballer
Luke Skyballer

I can recall watching these "men of the cloth" when I was 7,8 years old (late 80's) on Sunday mornings because there was nothing else on. It was so confusing to me that people sent these fake people money. People couldn't actually send these people money. I just didn't realize how gullible people were. How brainwashed (I hate using that word but it's appropriate) people are with christianity that they can't see an obvious fraud.

Vor 8 Monate
Johannes Fourie
Johannes Fourie

This is so fascinating! The most entertaining slowmotion trainwreck. I just can't look away

Vor 8 Monate
Ed Holohan
Ed Holohan

Thanks for helping to expose the BS.

Vor 2 Monate
Biblical Broadcasting
Biblical Broadcasting

Funny how skeptical they are of medical treatment when they've clearly had quite a bit of medical treatment on their faces.

Vor year
spacemama
spacemama

I seriously want this pinned..... @cracked!! Make it so!

Vor Monat
QueenBoadicea
QueenBoadicea

@Boop a Doop If Cant Copeman had work done, someone botched the surgery.

Vor 3 Monate
Éireann
Éireann

Except they aren't skeptical - they just pretend to be so they can scam people out of their life savings.

Vor 4 Monate
Iris
Iris

Nah, they'll just say that those treatments are "tools given to us by God" ...

Vor 5 Monate
John Patterson
John Patterson

@Ann Salaun Rondou It"s always hilarious until someone gets hurt. Then it's a freakin"laugh riot!!!

Vor 10 Monate
IKnowRight
IKnowRight

Wow, you can really see the connection between these religious groups and MLMs 🤮 so predatory

Vor year
Ranjit Singh
Ranjit Singh

As the great George Carlin once said "He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He's all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can't handle money!”

Vor 3 Monate
H C
H C

Still one of the best episodes of anything all time EVAA!!

Vor 4 Monate
Ryan
Ryan

Checking in: the issue has only gotten worse since I watched this episode live on tv.

Vor 8 Monate
Ashley Neku
Ashley Neku

It amazes me that any televangelist can continue to operate after bragging about buying two whole planes from donation money.

Vor 5 years
ian stewart
ian stewart

Supreme stupid. Been like this all my life. I didnt even know it was still going on

Vor 8 Monate
Jack Simpson-Rogers
Jack Simpson-Rogers

@Liza Chen It comes of not reading your Bible. I'm a Scot, and I regard James VI as a renegade when he became James I of England, but I give him credit for one good act -- authorising translation of the "Holy Bible" into English. Atheists tend to know the Bible better than believers.

Vor 9 Monate
Jack Simpson-Rogers
Jack Simpson-Rogers

@Sam Sara Actually, if the group you have joined is misgoverned, one of your alternatives is to leave it. The EU opposition to civilian nuclear, the ONLY technology that can replace fossil carbon, is obviously funded by the trade we need the world to get rid of.

Vor 9 Monate
Kasper
Kasper

I know, right?! I mean, if he just bought 3/8ths of one plane and 9.26% of another, I could handle it. But two *whole* ones?! Fuck outta here.

Vor 2 years
john tracy
john tracy

Yeah really, about 265 million dollars worth of offerings.

Vor 3 years
Julie Keast
Julie Keast

Lol I think Robert Tilton realized that by saying BS like "We've seen midgets grow" he nearly gave the game away so had to stop and yell "I DON'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP!!" to avoid people doubting him

Vor 8 Monate
Chaoss Creations
Chaoss Creations

Still one of the best episodes!

Vor 8 Monate
EpicStoffer
EpicStoffer

I was going to leave a funny comment, but then I saw all the sad, depressing, and all too real stories shared, that resonated with this episode, and decided it better for them to get the attention

Vor 11 Monate
Matt Mayo
Matt Mayo

Easily one of the best episodes.

Vor 4 Monate

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