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Cicadas (Web Exclusive): Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Billions of cicadas will soon emerge after spending 17 years underground. John Oliver fills them in on what's happened since 1999. 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/lastweektonight
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Lowkeylie (4 days ago)
Huh. Cicadas are legally old enough to vote.
derrek labonte (5 days ago)
That's great.
Emanuel Rojas (27 days ago)
I would watch a video series that has people from 1999 travel forward in our time and have modern cartoons explain to them
Dunmer Warrior (1 month ago)
I was born in 1999
Tyler Keller (1 month ago)
Ugh!!! I'm named Tyler and was born in 1981, thanks! I love your show, but that's a strike against.
Sarah Severson (1 month ago)
HEY! DIPSHIT! MONARCH BUTTERFLIES ARE FROM ALASKA. THATS WHYS THEY'RE DYING. ALL SPECIES MIGRATE HOME. TELL THOSE ASSHOLES TO STOP SENDING INSECTS AND ANIMALS TO WARM CLIMATES. FUCKING ANTARCTICA MELTS INTO THE SAHARA, SO PEGUINS ARE BOTH COLD AND HOT. FUCKING MORONS. SPREAD THE WORD. SINCERELY SICK OF THIS SHIT.
The Cloud of Fire (1 month ago)
Cicadas just came out of season in Jamaica and i was playing this for them....at least 3 hit the screen so there informed
swatsaw6 (2 months ago)
bet next cicadas generation will never have a chance as November 2016 went the absolute shit direction
STORCK (2 months ago)
The "humor" this guy gets away with is insane.
Raising Agent (2 months ago)
3301
Scooty789 (3 months ago)
And my ass thought this was about cicada 3301
Erika Olsen (3 months ago)
Anyone else watching in 2018? Guess who got elected. 😭
Top Kek (4 months ago)
Wait I thought he was gonna talk about the cicada internet thing
I've GoneAway (4 months ago)
I know right?!?!? I can't believe I once paid to see a heavily pregnant middle-aged woman in glasses masterbate while I also paid to listen to "dust in the wind"... The future is great! Oh... wait... American Nazis and Russia Collusion... yeah... Nope
MrMighty147 (4 months ago)
Those were innocent times. Seems like a completely different life now.
Trippo (4 months ago)
Time for cicada 3301 to make a comeback
Rainbow the wind sage (4 months ago)
I was born 1999. Don't know any Tylers, but I know so many Madisons and Madelyns and they all go by Maddie.
Gee Wiz (4 months ago)
I’ve got what I think is a dead cicada stuck in my window panes.... 😬 😖
Grace Diseker (4 months ago)
I’m a cicada...
black pearl (5 months ago)
ALL HAIL BEYONCE
mountain boy (5 months ago)
Is that “willenium” will smith album real
Large Soda (5 months ago)
A white man won best rapper?Dafuq did he rap about? "Mom Spaghetti, Arms are heavy, squidward tortellini."
Otto (5 months ago)
Dude, you're so, so wrong in the other video. Lula sacked Brazil in a power project (see Venezuela). Come live in Brazil.
Volcryn Darkstar (5 months ago)
And as for Y2K, we were wrong. The computers didn't kill us, they enslaved us.
GorillaPHX (5 months ago)
Spoilers... Trump won the election. Essentially cicadas, your children are fucked.
baek Blackbeen (5 months ago)
cicada 3301
Benji (6 months ago)
Oh by the way, Donald Trump got elected
Xephy Lon (6 months ago)
He didn't mention 3301.....HE DIDN'T MENTION CICADA 3301 WTF OLIVER
Manuel Vasquez (6 months ago)
I love the fact that they emerge in prime numbers
MissingNo (7 months ago)
wait. no 9/11 ? well ok that would have been a risky joke
Rouge one (7 months ago)
2:50 holy shit!!!!!😂😂😂😂😂😂
_Sopheg_ (7 months ago)
🎶 Woooaaaaaah, Down on your knees before the queeeen! Woaaaaaah, down on your knees before the queen! 🎶
Just Gunk (7 months ago)
PFFFFT IM TRANS AND I WAS GIVEN THE NAME MADISON AND NOW I USE THE NAME TYLER IM
Vasotha (8 months ago)
My name is Tyler and I was born in 1997. Sit down ya Brit
JayBird (8 months ago)
Been to the US that year, so fucking loud
Schiro Grey (8 months ago)
I remember being 4 in 1999 and seeing the world flooded with cicada husks, and it was horrifying
Maddi (8 months ago)
I was born in 1999 and my name is Madison. Too real. I feel so self aware right now.
VanKampwn (8 months ago)
I hate how right he is about the 1999 people named Madison and Tyler. I think I'm aware of like 200 of each of them at the high school I just graduated from. They're my *entire* graduating class
Claudia Sturgell (8 months ago)
Ummmm it's pronounced sick-uh-does....... (Phrase don't get mad its just a joke)
Rita Schmid (8 months ago)
I fucking hate grasshoppers and cicadas are like their big angry scary cousins!
Jenny Lee (9 months ago)
I hate cicadas.
Raamit Vaashisht (9 months ago)
Post results I am jealous of cicadas.
PIGEON MAN (9 months ago)
I saw a cicada in Portugal and they are fucking annoying
Anthøny -S (9 months ago)
The first episode where John Oliver looks away from the camera
Wasmo (9 months ago)
Every cicada, " no wait, fuck go back to that last thing!"
TheRedGameboy (11 months ago)
He clearly didn't have that WOO! ready to go, and delayed long enough to woo their quick demise. Strangely, we didn't hear him regarding free music and porn.
UrieL AzazeL (11 months ago)
emergence after 17 years [prime number]
Shane Stevens (11 months ago)
What about the fact that I was born in 1999 and my name is Shane?
Scott Mactavish (11 months ago)
I'm only here to hear the proper pronunciation of Cicadas!
Torterra (11 months ago)
Cicadas circa 2033 *a cicada pops out of the ground to find a ruined waste land of destroyed buildings littered with human bones. It sees a human feebly crawling for life a few feet away.* Cicada: What the Hell’s going on?! What happened?! Human: War! Nukes! Radiation sickness! Humanity dying! *Trump!* *TRUUUUUUUUUUUUM..!* *the human gurgles for a moment and then dies* Cicada..... Yeah, fuck this. *the cicada then promptly burrows right back underground.*
Madison Felger (11 months ago)
I’m just now seeing this and I’m dying. I was born in 1999, my name is Madison. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Tyler Gillespie (1 year ago)
Born in 1998 and feeling attacked
Rednassie (1 year ago)
Kinda hoped it was about cicada 3301
Zygon Zygon (1 year ago)
Jon Stewarts' ability to play in the late-night 'and' the internet spaces was a stroke of genius, for all three shows! But Oliver is truly best of the best! This is from when he had to explain why his show was only weekly. Synthesis. Brilliant! A protégé, I'm sure!
Tyler Tayleure (1 year ago)
I think Tyler is a great name
james evarts (1 year ago)
asdf
SATAN (1 year ago)
Woo mating
Master N (1 year ago)
Am I the only one who came into this comment section expecting a Higurashi reference?
Brian Furlong (1 year ago)
Umm 9-11??
1:00 did he just... Look away from the camera?
Scott Jewett (1 year ago)
It takes 17 years for cicadas to hatch, and then they only live a few weeks? How badly do you have to piss off Mother Nature to be cursed like that?
Tacomatic (1 year ago)
You can explain pretty much everything that's happened within my lifetime but not the 2016 election? Seems about right.
Phil Battiste (1 year ago)
I guess Im one of the few guys from 1999 not named Tyler....
Mythical Knight (1 year ago)
John Oliver: we got away with free internet Ajit Pai: Not anymore
Christopher Dockter (1 year ago)
So..... I was born at the same time as these cicadas..... It seems weird that a bug takes as long to mature as the average Human.
BornToRunBarefoot (1 year ago)
I have eaten fried cicadas.
Ajinkya Gadgil (1 year ago)
Yes the cicadas are coming. 😂😂😂😂
Caitlin Jrerve (1 year ago)
"That's an odd thing to whoop" I love when he interacts with the audience
Raethin (1 year ago)
I was born in 1999 why'd he have to be right about my name..
Jarid Gaming (1 year ago)
I don't really like Beyonce just think her music is annoying, I just don't see why she is famous
Vtel 'Zolam (1 year ago)
Woot!
Martin Ducharme (1 year ago)
Hmm prime number...
Pactura (1 year ago)
Why are they all saying "cicayda" It's cicada
The Random Universe (1 year ago)
It's weird watching this after our new president was elected and the US has been declared to be in national emergency.
Polybius11 (1 year ago)
every time he jokes about trump becoming president, I always think, "oh no, he's not gonna be happy"
Nick Lanni (1 year ago)
From the perspective of a cicada, for all I know the orange man John was pointing to is a super villain that plans to death star earth into oblivion.
Ruby Vankins (1 year ago)
I love how his head bounces when he's excited about something (2:58) its like a parrot awaiting a cracker
Madison Lee (1 year ago)
WHEN YOU GET CALLED OUT BECAUSE YOUR NAME IS MADISON AND YOU WERE CONCEIVED IN 1999
Prasoon Shrestha (1 year ago)
I thought you're gonna do the Hacker's group also called Cicada
Daniel (1 year ago)
Hahahahah music and porn free hahaha so true 😂😂
Ashley Van Hammer (1 year ago)
Oh to live in Pre-trump America again.... *sighs wistfully*
N R (1 year ago)
We didn't vote for another Bush. We voted for the other guy. But you know, no one seems to care that our votes are meaningless.
TheNutSlapper69 (1 year ago)
why do I keep watching this stupid fucking show
UberKrassMann (1 year ago)
I guess i was the only one who actually wanted to hear about the cicadas....
monkeyboy107 (1 year ago)
I was born in 1999 and I was named Isaac, and that is because Tyler is not a bible name
Smeagol Sandwich (1 year ago)
It occurs to me this may be the first time a tv personality has made a joke about the quality of YouTube content that didn't include the word "cat".
Save Alicejaxerques (1 year ago)
I actually thought there were less cicadas this yearb
לביא גלזמן (1 year ago)
C I C A D A 3 3 0 1
Maddie's World (1 year ago)
This video blew my mind. I was born in 1999, and my name is MADDIE. HOLY SHIT!
Santana Johnson (1 year ago)
Not my Queen!!!!! #RIRINATION
Assassin Cactus (1 year ago)
I have a friend stationed in Japan and he says cicadas make "the most obnoxious noise nature had ever produced"
Wailwulf (10 months ago)
Last Summer, I stopped in a small town in eastern Wyoming where the Cicadas up and about. I first though an electrical transformer was short circuiting big time.
Tyler Peterson (1 year ago)
One brood of the 17 year cicadas emerged 4 too years early this year. They must not have wanted to wait until the Trump presidency destroyed the US.
Mitche23 (1 year ago)
What, nobody makes fun of Justin Bieber anymore?
Zoe Kirk (1 year ago)
Goddamn it these cicadas are as old as I am
Mikayla Hayes (1 year ago)
Cicadas are a Chinese herb called Chan Tui
Daphne Cleveland (1 year ago)
Silicon valley predicted this
mowgli2071 (1 year ago)
Music and porn are my two favorite things about life
maxscameraguy (1 year ago)
she is not our queen. she never was and never will be.
Meat Machine (1 year ago)
Wow, John Oliver made an entire episode that didn't moan on about unoriginal "Donald Trump is awful" jokes. ...oh, nope, wait, there it is - had to slip it in at the end. Can't go a week without a Trump tantrum.
Chicken stripes U.S.A (1 year ago)
*2004

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