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Miss America Pageant: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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The Miss America Pageant…how is this still a thing? They claim to give more scholarships to women than any other organization, and, unfortunately, they’re right. To illustrate these problems, John Oliver stages his own pageant with the help of Kathy Griffin. Here are the links to the women's scholarship funds that John mentioned on air: Society of Women Engineers: http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/ Jeanette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund: www.rankinfoundation.org Patsy Mink Foundation: www.patsyminkfoundation.org Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/last-week-tonight-with-john-oliver
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Binit Kumar Sahu (5 hours ago)
Trump, a clown made of mummified foreskin and cotton candy..... Ah, the good old days
Mykaila Ware (5 hours ago)
Important note: answering a complex question involving politics in 20 seconds is impressive.
Mykaila Ware (5 hours ago)
Why can’t we just get rid of pageants altogether, they can become toxic in society.
Cameron Riker (22 hours ago)
K so my sister was watching this magic show thing on Netflix and the magician had attractive assistants, right? The announcer just could not get over that. It was like a 12 year old trapped in a 50 year old's body, it was hilarious.
John Elsnau (1 day ago)
Ironic, that Kathy griffin and trump are featured in the same episode. Based on their future exchanges of hate. Lol
Naoto Shirogane (2 days ago)
I'm watching this in 2018. Oh, how innocent we were in 2014.
Michael Sevilla (2 days ago)
He kills it! :)
NONEXISTENT (3 days ago)
So true ... so funny as well.
Dookje (5 days ago)
Get off me Guiseppe!
Dookje (5 days ago)
Miss America: Scam.
Elijah [REDACTED] (6 days ago)
5:10 this man is the president of the United States
MrYami0 (7 days ago)
👀
Will Scrudato (8 days ago)
Trump really is a mummified foreskin hhahahha. Fuckin scumbag
Alex Is AWESOME Mig (9 days ago)
What are you gay?
barih4prez (9 days ago)
F*ck you Guissepe
Marcus Ary (9 days ago)
That bit about trump is hilarious, even more so now that he is prezzz
dorcas (12 days ago)
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xiumin's nail art (14 days ago)
I just wanna know Giuseppe’s insta🤷🏼‍♀️
Chuck Father of Rock (15 days ago)
Wasn’t this kind of pageant important early on though? I mean, of course it objectified women, but it also followed and normalized the female body, pushing more towards equality. I could be totally wrong, again, it’s run by men and the women are clearly being objectified, but it seems as though it was far more important at the time
EpicFirezHD (16 days ago)
3:17 Captain America would never trade lives.
Dean Maynard (16 days ago)
Thumbs down for giving no warning we'd be exposed to such a hideous sight as Kathy Griffin. Revolting.
Giulia Rodriguez (16 days ago)
Like saying everything while in reality they're saying nothing
David Spence (16 days ago)
thanks
Arnon Tsairi (17 days ago)
"I'm not happy for you"
TheRacoonGhost (18 days ago)
and then you went and elected that orange foreskin face?
Sir Francis Bombard (20 days ago)
The Trivium masses need to ask themselves a couple of scientific questions and take a mathematical measurement. 1. What kind of esoteric pedigree is in your informational dog chow? 2. Did you clean your dog bowl? 3. Do you expect information pedigrees to eat kibble like the bible? I have to pick out the pedigree with sushi chopsticks and can't watch much television or do computing or radio. I can't move all pedigree, but this kibble is bad. Do you expect to eat "the Devil's" own pedigree? Let me tell about that. Clean out your bible bowl, Farfel. It's time for some chow. So before you move a "Relativity" or a "Principia" or a mathematical history or even a "Gun Digest" or a "Petit Albert" remember what kind of dog chow you have been digesting all those years..
Conway79 (22 days ago)
At 7:35 she clearly says "anally".
MisterL2 (22 days ago)
12:05 why would there be a need for female-only scholarships? What's wrong with scholarships available to everyone ?
joseph kramer (24 days ago)
Action over words. That is why I appreciate you. Thank you for this.
Donald Trump is president, Kathy Griffin's career took a year off, and Miss America is now run by a former Fox News host. Ok maybe the last one doesn't seem surprising, but what if I told you it was a woman who almost immediately got rid of the swimsuit portion of the contest?
Rene Renee (24 days ago)
Brilliant
Tony Conrad (25 days ago)
Don't touch Trump. He is a great president.
Richard Sims (14 days ago)
XD!!!!
Elaina Kae (26 days ago)
Wow if only 3 years ago JO knew how much trump would feature in his show lol
Kumar Gaurav (26 days ago)
Clown is now the President
foulpotato (26 days ago)
TRUMP 2020
Lisa Lisa (28 days ago)
I just love John Oliver AND HIS STAFF!!!
Lisa Lisa (28 days ago)
These are more difficult questions to navigate than our current president has had the pleasure to navigate... maybe we should get a Miss Universe in office for prez!
Smurf TheHermit (29 days ago)
Miss is disgusting competition
Desperadox23 (29 days ago)
Miss America gets judged on her body? So what? Mister Universe gets judged on his body, too,
Crimson Digital (30 days ago)
4:50 well you'll never guess what happened 2 years after this video was posted
blunted333 (30 days ago)
F***in qatar, seriously? What a shithole. Within a much larger shithole. Are they going to host it during the 100-120 degree summers or move to winter & cancel most other leagues in the world and christmas? fucks sake.
Akshay Vasant (30 days ago)
@3:08, I knew it, as soon as I saw it, Oliver was gonna highlight him. Did you see it coming too?
A.J. Dawson (1 month ago)
FUCKING LOVE KATHY GRIFFIN
Reinhart Alvaro (1 month ago)
Beauty Pageants are not a bad thing, but fraudulent claims and misuse of money should not be tolerated Just use the money to actually fund womens scholarships, also the questions are not that difficult, just give a brief answer
Lucas Dwornik (1 month ago)
No get off me Kazepy
TheMishupo (1 month ago)
so good
Anosh Taraporevala (1 month ago)
she took 26 seconds lol they slowed down the timer so she could say more lol caught you john oliver
Anosh Taraporevala (1 month ago)
she said 45 million dollars made available. Its a dumb way to say, we won't give out anywhere near 45 million, but we could. Which they can't and won't. But it is a white lie in order to look better.
gerhard stingl (1 month ago)
4:51 this is the president now I think if someone said he would be the next everybody would have laughed Today everyone wants to kill them self if they here that
AtotehZ (1 month ago)
What's the largest provider of scholarships for men only? I honestly don't know, but is it that big? Considering how mystified he is about how women only scholarship providers are poorly represented.
Flem1337 (1 month ago)
And now trump is president and hasnt solved isis. SHoulda elected that girl.
Raunaq Gupta (1 month ago)
This man is the POTUS.
Tomás Azeiteiro (1 month ago)
5:00 Is it just me or is it weird to see john talk about Trump before he was president...
Cat Boy5 (1 month ago)
ya he is our president now so... this is rather mild amounts of the trump, that little beaver hm
万家禾 (1 month ago)
WTF happened in 3 years? Trump as president?
万家禾 (1 month ago)
Watching this from 2018, Trump is still a joke.
Selva Hechicera (1 month ago)
Sooo... if you think that scholarships for beauty pageants are inappropriate shouldn't scholarships for sports accomplishment be equally inappropriate?
R S (1 month ago)
*B U T T G L U E*
King LuckyDay (1 month ago)
If only he know that Trump would be president
a (1 month ago)
keyword available... made "available", not given
Link Hidalgogato (1 month ago)
inst there an equivalent for man
Marshall Homi (1 month ago)
Kathy Griffen makes that joke, but then we have scholarships based on sport performance for men....hmmm...dumb bitch.
김나미 (1 month ago)
He tries so hard is not funny
Ondřej Zástěra (1 month ago)
F**k you Giuseppe ! -John Oliver, this f**king video
Rebecca Mireles (1 month ago)
Yeah totally the truth about the whole thing
Sheridan (1 month ago)
a clown made out of mummified foreskin and cotton candy our beautiful president
Equi Life (1 month ago)
Such a simpler timer
I am curious... How many scholarship providers are there exclusively for men? And if there are none, are women less favored in by the providers for both genders?
tipsydave (1 month ago)
Someone should tell him there's still a Miss Birmingham competition (with swimsuits)
Happy Z (1 month ago)
Why are they asking for donations?
Chilliard2000 (1 month ago)
Miss America: We are the largest provider of female scholarships in the world Me: *throws up in my mouth* John: Yeah, that's actually true Me: *cocks gun* Okay, what the fuck people?
Hunter K (1 month ago)
"Made available" is different than awarded.
Lisa Marie (1 month ago)
As long as it's voluntary for the women, who cares?
Jane Baker (1 month ago)
....seeing Donald trump in this video 😑😔😫😫😫
RT HJ (1 month ago)
Then again, people want them and partake willingly. Then freedom for the morons.
VioletVulpine (1 month ago)
I honestly like Oliver more than the muscular guy, he’s so dorky and cute
Kallie S (1 month ago)
Donald Trump... A clown made of mummified foreskin and cotton candy... Still true today
Danielle Hayes (1 month ago)
Miss First Contestant gave a really good answer.
silkface (1 month ago)
maybe just don't have sexist gender specific scholarships. That would actually be progressive
Music Lover (1 month ago)
Miss America Pageants: The place for women and questions about geopolitics.
Boti Gamer (1 month ago)
At least one thing was absolutely true. Giuseppe is absolutely beautiful
Juan Aldaba (1 month ago)
Missamwhat??????????
Gabe Feldmann (1 month ago)
5:00 that Donald trump is our president now. Lmao
mohamed alaa (1 month ago)
The first thing I notice when I see your ridicules show is a rat face man escaped from Harry Potter movie with fake audience laughs
Karla Jordan (1 month ago)
Oh Trump: "You wouldn't have your job if you weren't beautiful"...
Taylor Jones (1 month ago)
Holy shit, the Trump part is so surreal to watch today
Emma Rose (1 month ago)
I know it says “We Fund Scholars” now, but...WE FUN SCHOLARS. YOU JANE.
Stephen Oni (1 month ago)
stop mansplaining John.
Jay N (1 month ago)
They are acting like these women are forced into competing in these things. It's a fucking BEAUTY pagent, the whole point is right there in the name. Everyone knows that they are judging who is the hottest especially the women who compete in them. And the stupid sketch at the end, "only if men are held to same standards blar blar blar". Sure, that would make sense if you were talking about something that is required of everyone in the country, but you're not, you're talking about a beauty contest that these women know all about and want/CHOOSE to be in bexause they want too. There are male pagents where men choose to be objectified also, some people are into that. I think we have some much bigger things to address other than whether or not beauty pagents judge women on their beauty...Easily the fucking dumbest thing I have ever seen on this show.
L prophit (1 month ago)
awesome
stephjovi (1 month ago)
I don`t understand the problem. If women want to participate in pageants why not. Are there no Mr America pageants? In most of Europe those exist. They are judged in bathing suits too. It`s only fair.
nickolas (1 month ago)
F u Giuseppe
Thanos Gaming (1 month ago)
Does everyone have to comment something about Trump?
AndreW Gan (1 month ago)
“You wouldn’t have your job if you weren’t beautiful.” Then how is Trump president?
mariorr308 (1 month ago)
He is the best clown i've ever seen!
Cyclops Was Right (1 month ago)
A clown made of mummified foreskin and cotton candy, who will forever be in the history books as one of the Presidents of the United States. Good job, America.
SuperiorPotato (1 month ago)
I miss the days when "Better answer than the president" was an actual compliment
Siddarth Sherpa (1 month ago)
For the Answering pageant. Wow.
Joshua (1 month ago)
This video needs to be forwarded to many little girls and moms everywhere.
Daniel Okey-Okoro (1 month ago)
Ladies and Gentlemen of the U.S.A....behold your president
SPPSports (1 month ago)
Are there any male only scholarship programs? Any?
Danielle Hayes (1 month ago)
yes, quite a few. a quick google search will show you that.

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