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

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

    Genesis PerezGenesis PerezVor 15 Tage
  • John Oliver killed it in this interview Just that the crowd was too slow to realise

    Suhas MaheshSuhas MaheshVor 18 Tage
  • "look down where are you Okay you're good"🤣🤣🤣 This crowd is dead

    Suhas MaheshSuhas MaheshVor 18 Tage
  • John must be a happy man, with Liverpool finally winning the Premier League.

    SportsMaster13SportsMaster13Vor 21 Tag
  • 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.

    Raymi GuillenRaymi GuillenVor 22 Tage
  • Jared Kushner stroking a hairless cat 😂😂😂

    Tierra TeskeTierra TeskeVor 29 Tage
  • Oliver congrats 👏👏

    Aztra La DiosaAztra La DiosaVor 29 Tage
  • Why would someone want to become an American?

    Ra HallRa HallVor Monat
  • dear god how life has changed

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

    ARB1452ARB1452Vor Monat
  • Just ask India 🤣🤣🤣 I laughed so hard

    95CeliaM95CeliaMVor Monat
  • Stephen’s suit is fantastic wow

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

    Rebekah LloydRebekah LloydVor Monat
  • Why would anyone ever want to move to U.S.A. from Europe? Genuinely curious.

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

      John KingJohn KingVor Monat
  • 🤺

    Janelle McCoyJanelle McCoyVor Monat
  • I was nervous when I got my second citizenship too. Not forget-my-phone-number nervous, but still nervous.

    Mad MonkeeMad MonkeeVor Monat
  • 5:45 If he only knew what was coming.

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

    Rob GeorgeRob GeorgeVor Monat
  • Oliver should slice the red tape and date Donald Trump, its worked before

    PutinTrump2020 XPutinTrump2020 XVor Monat
  • 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.

    Baron Von GrijffenbourgBaron Von GrijffenbourgVor Monat
  • Up The Mighty Reds! YNWA.

    Granville's HammerGranville's HammerVor Monat
  • 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.

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

    swagatataswagatataVor Monat
  • 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.

    IstasPumaNevadaIstasPumaNevadaVor Monat
  • John Oliver is my favorite person on the planet

    jake linjake linVor 2 Monate
  • 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: 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.

    Adrian YoungAdrian YoungVor 2 Monate
  • I don’t get it he’s rich famous coming from uk and having a well paid job. How hard it could be.

    Ciso YuCiso YuVor 2 Monate
    • Ciso Yu He wasn’t when he started the process

      KathrynKathrynVor 2 Monate

    mike trimmmike trimmVor 2 Monate
  • Scouse Git (Alf Garnet)

    Chris78986Chris78986Vor 3 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.

    Hobbs F. NicklerHobbs F. NicklerVor 3 Monate
  • Maybe someday this Oliver guy will have show of his own. Like I do

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

  • Just ask India. That was brilliant.

    FirnilaFirnilaVor 3 Monate
  • It really is absurd that we classify people so strictly by accident of their birth.

    daniellebebopdaniellebebopVor 4 Monate
  • 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.

    Adam MAdam MVor 4 Monate
  • Love JO

    Roxy MacRoxy MacVor 4 Monate
  • Just ask India. As an Indian....I can't even.. 😅

    DoveranalystDoveranalystVor 4 Monate
  • Now this is the crossover I most wanted to see

    pablozky21pablozky21Vor 4 Monate
  • Remember those days when Corona seemed distant and there was an actual crowd? Good times . . .

    rcppcskrcppcskVor 4 Monate
  • Lol I’m just imagining young John Oliver playing side by side with Graeme Souness

    IronKnight117IronKnight117Vor 4 Monate
  • Wow that was smart.... Dressing up and going to watch the match. Interesting story.

    AdityaAdityaVor 4 Monate
  • 6:22 Just ask India joke was gold. His level is too high for this audience I think.

    AdityaAdityaVor 4 Monate
    • Yep, that wasn't your regular entertainment joke. But really good though.

      NiNi NaNiNi NaVor Monat
    • @Rob George oh yeah so many things were missed. Someone should catalogue it all 😂

      AdityaAdityaVor Monat
    • 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. :)

      Rob GeorgeRob GeorgeVor Monat
  • 0:25 that cameraman was dancing jolly!

    AdityaAdityaVor 4 Monate
  • That’s one hell of an entrance

    Depressed breakfastDepressed breakfastVor 4 Monate
  • Damn this was painful to watch... I’m sorry to John Oliver holy shit

    Lucas ConsueloLucas ConsueloVor 4 Monate
  • 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

    • 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.

      John KingJohn KingVor Monat
  • 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!

    Almir DAlmir DVor 4 Monate
    • @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.

      Almir DAlmir DVor 4 Monate
    • 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.

      Yenifer DimasYenifer DimasVor 4 Monate
  • 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.

    darkstar66125darkstar66125Vor 4 Monate
  • 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.

    CasablancaCasablancaVor 4 Monate
  • 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.

    OmegaxboyOmegaxboyVor 4 Monate
  • Hey, I know a guy named Osama who got citizenship in 6 years. Shocked us all.

    ZainabZainabVor 4 Monate
  • Talk about betrayal

    Gaby FloresGaby FloresVor 4 Monate
  • 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.

    Gribbo9999Gribbo9999Vor 4 Monate
  • I love how John Oliver briefly took over the show 😊

    Mel The MomMel The MomVor 4 Monate
  • You better believe he didn't give up his UK citizenship. He's not dumb.

    All_RoadsAll_RoadsVor 4 Monate
    • Craig Ferguson also became a duel citizen, he never gave up being Scottish.

      John KingJohn KingVor Monat
  • 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.

    Alexander StefanovAlexander StefanovVor 4 Monate
  • How did he have a social security number before he was a citizen?

    joshua claarjoshua claarVor 4 Monate
  • 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..."

    John DeltuviaJohn DeltuviaVor 4 Monate
  • He's a hard guy to interview live because he's so witty and charismatic - hard to keep up

    Ryan GaskinRyan GaskinVor 4 Monate
  • Not a bad idea to have Dual Citizenship, because if one Country goes to hell...You still got a place to call home.

    Katie ArbuckleKatie ArbuckleVor 4 Monate
    • 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.

      Dan210871Dan210871Vor 4 Monate
  • No British Nationalism? Its just more sensible than America's love of their own burning trash pile

    Matt StevensonMatt StevensonVor 5 Monate
  • Never seen someone so excited as when he said “I have two passports like Jason Bourne!!”

    Daisy PenmanDaisy PenmanVor 5 Monate
  • Why would he want to?

    g9nnarg9nnarVor 5 Monate
    • He is married to an American, a woman who served as a doctor in the US army, that is why

      John KingJohn KingVor Monat
  • Stephen Colbert needs to work on his sense of humour, he's a bit uptight...

    Mulan 121Mulan 121Vor 5 Monate
    • Mulan 121 yeah, wonder what’s up with that

      wschnitzlerwschnitzlerVor 4 Monate
  • Ach an Englishman. Ye cannae trust the English - they'll rob ye as soon as look at ye. Do ye no realise he's likely an English spy?

    Trixy FelixTrixy FelixVor 5 Monate
  • Did Most of John's jokes fly over people's heads or what?

    MaureeseeoMaureeseeoVor 5 Monate
  • Two hilarious dudes and just utter missed jokes throughout. :|

    Luke HarrisLuke HarrisVor 5 Monate
  • 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.

    Christopher BeerChristopher BeerVor 5 Monate
  • 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...

    AureliusAureliusVor 5 Monate
  • The English “Uncle Sam” was “John Bull.”

    graytartgraytartVor 5 Monate
John Oliver's Quest For U.S. Citizenship Culminated In An "Utterly Petrifying" Citizenship Test