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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  1. Genesis Perez

    Genesis Perez

    Vor 15 Tage

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

  2. Suhas Mahesh

    Suhas Mahesh

    Vor 19 Tage

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

  3. Suhas Mahesh

    Suhas Mahesh

    Vor 19 Tage

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

  4. SportsMaster13


    Vor 22 Tage

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

  5. Raymi Guillen

    Raymi Guillen

    Vor 22 Tage

    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.

  6. Tierra Teske

    Tierra Teske

    Vor Monat

    Jared Kushner stroking a hairless cat 😂😂😂

  7. Aztra La Diosa

    Aztra La Diosa

    Vor Monat

    Oliver congrats 👏👏

  8. Ra Hall

    Ra Hall

    Vor Monat

    Why would someone want to become an American?

  9. anticathy


    Vor Monat

    dear god how life has changed

  10. ARB1452


    Vor Monat

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

  11. 95CeliaM


    Vor Monat

    Just ask India 🤣🤣🤣 I laughed so hard

  12. recordisM


    Vor Monat

    Stephen’s suit is fantastic wow

  13. Rebekah Lloyd

    Rebekah Lloyd

    Vor Monat

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

  14. Kebulove


    Vor Monat

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

    • John King

      John King

      Vor Monat

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

  15. Janelle McCoy

    Janelle McCoy

    Vor Monat


  16. Mad Monkee

    Mad Monkee

    Vor Monat

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

  17. Gazorpa Zorp

    Gazorpa Zorp

    Vor Monat

    5:45 If he only knew what was coming.

  18. Rob George

    Rob George

    Vor Monat

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

  19. PutinTrump2020 X

    PutinTrump2020 X

    Vor Monat

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

  20. Baron Von Grijffenbourg

    Baron Von Grijffenbourg

    Vor 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.

  21. Granville's Hammer

    Granville's Hammer

    Vor Monat

    Up The Mighty Reds! YNWA.

  22. J S

    J S

    Vor 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.

  23. swagatata


    Vor Monat

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

  24. IstasPumaNevada


    Vor 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.

  25. jake lin

    jake lin

    Vor 2 Monate

    John Oliver is my favorite person on the planet

  26. Adrian Young

    Adrian Young

    Vor 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: 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.

  27. Ciso Yu

    Ciso Yu

    Vor 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.

    • Kathryn


      Vor 2 Monate

      Ciso Yu He wasn’t when he started the process

  28. mike trimm

    mike trimm

    Vor 2 Monate


  29. Chris78986


    Vor 3 Monate

    Scouse Git (Alf Garnet)

  30. Hobbs F. Nickler

    Hobbs F. Nickler

    Vor 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.



    Vor 3 Monate

    Maybe someday this Oliver guy will have show of his own. Like I do destate.net/v/o5lmgYnP0I59iZ4/video.html



    Vor 3 Monate

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

  33. Firnila


    Vor 3 Monate

    Just ask India. That was brilliant.

  34. daniellebebop


    Vor 4 Monate

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

  35. Adam M

    Adam M

    Vor 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.

  36. Roxy Mac

    Roxy Mac

    Vor 4 Monate

    Love JO

  37. Doveranalyst


    Vor 4 Monate

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

  38. pablozky21


    Vor 4 Monate

    Now this is the crossover I most wanted to see

  39. rcppcsk


    Vor 4 Monate

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

  40. IronKnight117


    Vor 4 Monate

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

  41. Aditya


    Vor 4 Monate

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

  42. Aditya


    Vor 4 Monate

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

    • NiNi Na

      NiNi Na

      Vor Monat

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

    • Aditya


      Vor Monat

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

    • Rob George

      Rob George

      Vor 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. :)

  43. Aditya


    Vor 4 Monate

    0:25 that cameraman was dancing jolly!

  44. Depressed breakfast

    Depressed breakfast

    Vor 4 Monate

    That’s one hell of an entrance

  45. Lucas Consuelo

    Lucas Consuelo

    Vor 4 Monate

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



    Vor 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

    • John King

      John King

      Vor Monat

      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.

  47. Almir D

    Almir D

    Vor 4 Monate

    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 D

      Almir D

      Vor 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.

    • Yenifer Dimas

      Yenifer Dimas

      Vor 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.

  48. darkstar66125


    Vor 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.

  49. Casablanca


    Vor 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.

  50. Omegaxboy


    Vor 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.

  51. Zainab


    Vor 4 Monate

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

  52. Gaby Flores

    Gaby Flores

    Vor 4 Monate

    Talk about betrayal

  53. Gribbo9999


    Vor 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.

  54. Mel The Mom

    Mel The Mom

    Vor 4 Monate

    I love how John Oliver briefly took over the show 😊

  55. All_Roads


    Vor 4 Monate

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

    • John King

      John King

      Vor Monat

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

  56. Alexander Stefanov

    Alexander Stefanov

    Vor 4 Monate

    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.

  57. joshua claar

    joshua claar

    Vor 4 Monate

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

  58. John Deltuvia

    John Deltuvia

    Vor 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..."

  59. Ryan Gaskin

    Ryan Gaskin

    Vor 4 Monate

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

  60. Katie Arbuckle

    Katie Arbuckle

    Vor 5 Monate

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

    • Dan210871


      Vor 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.