Everest: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Published on Jun 24, 2019
  • Climbing Mount Everest has become dangerously popular. John Oliver explains why.
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  • NordriOfUthgard
    NordriOfUthgard Day ago

    "The Everest of" is so 2016... The modern equivalent is "Dark Souls".

  • Stealthy Sloth
    Stealthy Sloth Day ago

    4:11 Nice!!!

  • Prabhdeep Singh
    Prabhdeep Singh Day ago

    John Oliver at his most badass. Rickrolling the audience, bashing the business daddy, trolling selfie addicts. Wow 😃😃

  • Amrita Ramesh
    Amrita Ramesh 2 days ago

    RAISE THE PRICES. Raise the fuck outta them. There's always going to be demand. Even if you see it as a purely business thing, the Nepalese government needs to make Everest more exclusive. No good business would allow that much shit to happen. Oof. This is harrowing.

  • Beanmachine91
    Beanmachine91 2 days ago


  • Latriece Williams
    Latriece Williams 2 days ago

    Do you know who your inviting to sit with you or are you solo I got to get the same job really do a show on no carrie but a whore walking sitting around in a pad a sleep in more then one town what happen to this girl and why does she need to go to herself what Niger did it really she gets around haaaa a eagle flew down and pick her up and wat her like a crow a piece of hair fall down the swear giving the rats a free mail or put this down

  • Bryan Trujillo
    Bryan Trujillo 2 days ago

    11:45 swole patrol

  • ThatAnnoyingHobo
    ThatAnnoyingHobo 2 days ago

    First Canadian couple to climb Everest? Really? What’s next? First gay couple? First trans couple? First attack helicopter?

  • Ronnie Hopper
    Ronnie Hopper 3 days ago

    OK looks like we’re gonna have to kill John Oliver, not for any political reasons just because he just brought back Rick rolling, who’s with me

  • NV_1790
    NV_1790 3 days ago

    is it I or the ending was the most British thing ever???

  • sarsattacks
    sarsattacks 3 days ago

    dayum. I was hoping he was going to do the "first Rickroll on top of Mt. Everest" at the end.

  • asmRTPOP
    asmRTPOP 3 days ago

    These fit people are desperate for...something I cannot comprehend. As someone with asthma and migraines I won’t be going anywhere NEAR a zone of low oxygen AND brain swelling. Lmao I choose life.

  • Mohin Gudino
    Mohin Gudino 3 days ago

    I sooo wanted the sherpa at the end to be Rick Astley!

  • John Wolf
    John Wolf 3 days ago

    Anyone who still plays even one second of that song should be raped with a chainsaw.
    And I realize you can't get paid unless you are Political more often than you are funny, but damn. "Whate guilt".... seriously?
    What a pity. THis IS a serious subject and you are 100% RIGHT about this whole thing. Too bad the message had to get all mucked up, again.

  • Brandon James
    Brandon James 4 days ago


  • MJ
    MJ 4 days ago

    Man vs food? Really? I love this show but using an old as fuck show for effect is disingenuous.

  • San s
    San s 4 days ago

    Lmao I remember in 2013 when someone Rickrolled Isis

  • M Jenci
    M Jenci 4 days ago +1

    "I should think so-in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!".

  • Jay Milton
    Jay Milton 4 days ago

    I got you business daddy

  • Wally West
    Wally West 4 days ago

    NaPoL sIdE

  • Rahim LaQuica
    Rahim LaQuica 5 days ago

    What he did around 18:30 is gold. Instagram is the source of all this mess.

  • Osama Darwish
    Osama Darwish 5 days ago

    Despite the great facts of this episode, LOVE the comedy inside!!

  • The Foreigner
    The Foreigner 5 days ago

    I've been hiking for 30 years. But I have no desire to ever go up Everest or any high or crowded mountain. I used to hike solo up a ridge line where no one barely ever went. 600 meters up over 0.75 km. That is about 2000 feet up in 1.8 miles. That was plenty good for me. I quit going there because I was getting migraines from the radio tower on the top. And also the rattlesnakes almost bit me once or twice. Oh and I got caught up in a lightning storm coming down one time. I saw a double rainbow that day, and my life flash before my eyes.

  • Zachary B
    Zachary B 5 days ago +1

    Cheap shot at Art Garfunkel uncool man. Garfunkel did the unique vocal arrangements and was the more experienced musician who gave life to Simon's lyrics. His work was subtle but he deserves tremendous credit. For shame John.

  • kofuzi
    kofuzi 5 days ago

    capitonym, you say?

  • Ailec Dreifuss
    Ailec Dreifuss 5 days ago +2

    I feel angry that they do not get paid more, and they are not insurance. They government of Nepal should required that to whatever agency is booking this so called "climbers" . Also what kind of human you are that you know not value the lives of those that are taking care of yours

  • American Freedom World Peace

    Rich white people climbing Mount Everest is like rich people going to Burning Man... they spend a lot of money for a comfortable RV with food and drinks all prepared for them and sleep comfortably while everyone sleeps in the sand and trade belongings to barter for supplies... I bet you $100 they can't climb it on their own the 2nd time without a Shepard.. so that means it wasn't an achievement because they didn't actually climb it themselves, but they had heavy assistance (Shepards carrying your equipment, cooking food for you, preparing the ladder to help you cross a deep ditch, navigating and showing you where to go).

  • Erin Thesystem
    Erin Thesystem 5 days ago +6

    It's difficult to see the appeal in this. I'd have imagined that one of the amazing things which gave this arduous climb purpose would have been some intense feeling of solitude at the top, something both desolate and spiritual, unlikely to be felt again, but a memory to return to often when your spirit needs a connection. How the f- do you get anything like a mountaintop experience when you're up there for a couple minutes?! That line looked worse than the line outside a women's restroom- complete with the conscious knowledge that you're pressed for time, others are waiting, etc.- only this time, they might DIE if you take too long! Or what of a relatively well-prepared, experienced mountain climber who gets stuck behind a person who shouldn't be attempting this by any means? Add to this frustrating bottleneck of humans conditions which are life-threatening and just plain physically uncomfortable, and it just seems to me like you've got the makings of the Everest of Vacations from Hell.

  • mrpopo
    mrpopo 5 days ago

    blood sports usclip.net/video/OxYOq7cR6Fk/video.html
    bend the knee bitch
    chitan was here

  • Danielle M Hall
    Danielle M Hall 5 days ago +1

    How the heck do you litter Mount Everest? Bring your garbage back with you ya filthy animals!

    • The Foreigner
      The Foreigner 5 days ago

      They probably think no one will ever see or notice it.

  • Smegalodon
    Smegalodon 6 days ago +3

    the only thing more dangerous than jostleing on 2 actual ping pong tables is texting while driving. Stop it...get some help.

  • Kieran
    Kieran 6 days ago +1

    14:20 Why do you think?....
    If a dumb fuck wants to pay $11,000 to die, then let him..🤷‍♂️

  • adina friedman
    adina friedman 6 days ago

    "Because it's there."
    You can't just quote George Mallory and then not mention him at all in the episode.

  • Rachel B.
    Rachel B. 6 days ago

    11:54 YOW

  • Amedeo Fabris
    Amedeo Fabris 6 days ago

    Looks like Monty Python knew where the expeditions were heading

  • Mr. Balloffur
    Mr. Balloffur 6 days ago

    Going up is only half the journey....they still have to get down.

  • M G
    M G 6 days ago +1

    *GOOGLE* - *"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Wikipedia"*
    >> it's a list of all his past episodes
    (with the date & a short episode description)
    *& they announce early in the week already if there's*
    *gonna be a show that Sunday or not...*

  • Ritesh Agarwal
    Ritesh Agarwal 7 days ago

    If nepal side is technically easy, then professional mountaineers would do well to climb the tibetan side. Why the whining?

  • ceemikew
    ceemikew 7 days ago +1

    Love to have seen more on the ethics of climbing. I talked to one person who did the climb and had to pass a dying person and just left them there

  • Wes B
    Wes B 7 days ago

    I want to be the first person to eat a soft taco on Mt Everest 🌮

  • Wendy Sue
    Wendy Sue 7 days ago

    Very informative but not by funny. I think he talks or reads too fast, no sense of timing.

  • Anon¥mus
    Anon¥mus 7 days ago +1

    I don't blame the Nepalese government. If some rich asshole wanted to pay me 11 grand to climb the roof of my house just to take a picture by my chimney I'm not turning that down. I'll even throw in the call to 911 for free when they bust their ass.

  • Jesse Gros
    Jesse Gros 7 days ago +2

    I have guided many trecks in Nepal. I know guides that have seriously injured on the mountain. Thanks for making this video.

  • Owen Landrey
    Owen Landrey 7 days ago

    Did he just do an entire show wearing down pants? That must be some epic swampass.

  • TheGamingNoob
    TheGamingNoob 7 days ago +1

    Nice mustache john

  • Mud-Lust
    Mud-Lust 7 days ago

    I climbed Mt Druitt

  • vsv 4
    vsv 4 8 days ago

    I am thinking who is shooting that crossing video like that

  • Omid Hussaini
    Omid Hussaini 8 days ago +1

    That clip from 11:45-12:05 gets me every time 😂

  • Foster Dad Denis
    Foster Dad Denis 8 days ago

    Dammit John!!! You Rick Rolled me AGAIN!!!

  • Foster Dad Denis
    Foster Dad Denis 8 days ago

    Dammit John! You Rick Rolled me!!!

  • Julian De Leon
    Julian De Leon 8 days ago

    If you’re not skilled enough to climb it then don’t.

  • Mprator
    Mprator 8 days ago

    So, you want to take away the livelihood of the sherpas and the tourist revenue for the poor country so you can shame "rich people"?

  • Gracie P.
    Gracie P. 8 days ago +1

    Not that I didn't enjoy this, but I clicked on a link for an episode called Police Militarization, having just watched one on accountability. And it sent me here. This does worry me a bit.

    It seems a bit too much of a coincidence that USclip just happened to glitch on that particular link. Put together with other convenient glitches happening recently, I'm getting really worried about where this is going.

  • Gagik Sargsyan
    Gagik Sargsyan 8 days ago

    product placement == level God !

  • L Frazier
    L Frazier 8 days ago

    Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,485 metres. It is located in the Mahalangur Himalayas 19 km southeast of Mount Everest, on the border between Nepal and Tibet Autonomous Region, China. One of the eight-thousanders, Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid

  • Hop Off
    Hop Off 8 days ago

    Can someone explain this 5:02?

  • gnshapiro
    gnshapiro 9 days ago +9

    I'm so disappointed that Rick Astley was not there waiting for John on top of Everest.

  • Biplav Gautam
    Biplav Gautam 9 days ago

    Overall enjoyed the video even though it lacks some nuances. JO mentions that the problem is on the Nepal side, but in the video of the climbers struggling to come down due to traffic, Russel Brice mentions "Second Step" which is clearly on the Tibet side.

  • Harry Balzak
    Harry Balzak 9 days ago

    Excited John Oliver is obnoxious.

  • Eve Kohley
    Eve Kohley 9 days ago

    it's naive he thinks i could ever go up Everest

  • Elke Streit
    Elke Streit 9 days ago

    Please, invite Mr. Astley!

  • Wilhuff Tarkin
    Wilhuff Tarkin 9 days ago

    Fuck Europe. I can't enter this amazing website. What a shame

  • supermaniac5
    supermaniac5 9 days ago +2

    It amazes me that some of the people who trek Everest leave litter. Why are you even climbing Everest in the first place? To see a beautiful mountain? To experience a gorgeous part of the world that few have gone? Leaving litter takes away from the beauty and is very disrespectful.
    Your either part of the of the problem or part of the solution. Thank you to the cleanup crew that removed so much trash from Everest.
    If your not part of the solution stay the Fuck home.

  • Francisco Declet
    Francisco Declet 9 days ago +1

    got our pictures done, thanks, one less bucket list item checked lol

  • Lissy London
    Lissy London 9 days ago

    Just living in Denver is bad enough. In Breckenridge I nearly passed out at the peak. No way i'm gonna pay crazy money to go more than double that height. I skied in Japan on real mountains in my early 20's and that was too terrifying. These idiots that think Everest is a good holiday definitely have a screw loose.

    • The Foreigner
      The Foreigner 5 days ago

      Brek is whack. If you dont feel like driving so far try climbing mount Morrison out by red rocks. Or mount saintas over by boulder. Colorado springs has manytoe incline, lol. But it's always way too crowded for my liking

  • robin2012ism
    robin2012ism 9 days ago

    Where did all those Everest profiteers with the down votes come from?

  • robin2012ism
    robin2012ism 9 days ago +1

    Let's hear it for Temba Tsheri. The badass sherpa 7:50

  • robin2012ism
    robin2012ism 9 days ago

    Everest: TJs Xmas line on steroids.

  • Serachja
    Serachja 9 days ago

    just fly a plane and you're higher than M.E.

  • TheFrankenweenie
    TheFrankenweenie 9 days ago

    I saw that Rick Rolling coming

  • sourabh
    sourabh 9 days ago +1

    soon enough there will be a submarine capsule traffic jam in mariana trench.

  • Aryan Hegde
    Aryan Hegde 9 days ago

    The business daddy thing is just disturbing.

  • Adriana Ruelas
    Adriana Ruelas 10 days ago +3

    Explaining the word "capitonym" is totally something I would do on a first date...

  • Ung Grabb
    Ung Grabb 10 days ago

    Build a cable car and a revolving restaurant and a hotel

    FUZZY KING 10 days ago

    I never thought I’d be rick rolled in 2019

  • Sun Rabbit
    Sun Rabbit 10 days ago

    So what. I went inside The Great Pyramid at Giza. When I got to the King's Chamber the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities employee watching it bummed a cigarette off me, but it was my last one. It surprised me because I was like what, you can SMOKE inside the King's Chamber? Well, HE did but I didn't. I mention it because it actually was pretty difficult getting up that narrow passageway in a semi-crouched position, and going down was even worse.

  • Daniel Cowlin
    Daniel Cowlin 10 days ago +1

    It's like tattoos. It used to mean you were "tough" or a "rebel" to have one. Now every tween and adderall Mom has one. There are sherpers to do all the work and clean up the narcissist's trash and feces. Climbing Mt. Everest is now like getting a trustafarian, privileged college undergrad on holiday tramp stamp.

  • Romek Schellekens
    Romek Schellekens 10 days ago

    I know very well it's hardly comparable to climbing the Everest, but on the "Camino de Santiago" you see the same thing. I walked 1500km from Bordeaux - France to Fisterrae - Spain and then to Santiago, with 25kg of gear on my back and 600 euro's in my pocket at the beginning. Especially in Spain the pilgrimage is highly commercialized and even more so after the release of the movie "The way". Taxi services for backpacks, Refugios stuffed with tourists that want the "pilgrim experience" by sleeping in a refugio but eating in a fancy restaurant next door, taking the beds of actual pilgrims. Litter all the way along the route... Buses that take people to a new town every day to stamp their credentials, in order to get their compostella (your certificate of pilgrimage) at the end, without walking one mile. It's insulting and sad, and people that climbed the Everest this way, should be ashamed of themselves. If you can't do it on your own, don't do it.

  • Paulo Alexandre
    Paulo Alexandre 10 days ago

    I think there should be summit certificates. you're only allowed to climb a 4000er if you climbed a 2000er, and you can only climb a 5000er if you climbed a 4000er and so on and so forth until the 8000ers.

  • Paulo Alexandre
    Paulo Alexandre 10 days ago

    Sherpas is also a food delivery service

  • thiruvetti
    thiruvetti 10 days ago +2

    21:43 - "Shoo Sherpa", Damn thats deep!

  • MadLane
    MadLane 10 days ago +2

    no need for protection, there is overpopulation, if a few die on Everest every month then that helps somehow keep a balance. It was their choice, they knew the risk, if they die then they die.

  • Alto's Music Lab
    Alto's Music Lab 11 days ago

    for profit capitalism ruined mountaineering.... in a socialist world only mountaineers would get to go, very few deaths and non mountaneers would be forced to dream, or take a smaller peak how about we learn a few more names.

  • giofyr
    giofyr 11 days ago

    John is a Loser. A Fraud. A paid hack who reads scripts. Yellow teeth dirtbag.

  • smr144
    smr144 11 days ago


  • swelldaddyo100
    swelldaddyo100 11 days ago

    The idea that we should try to save people from dying on Everest is flawed. Every climber has heard of the danger and decides to do it anyway.

    • Julia Yenia
      Julia Yenia 9 days ago

      My worries are mostly about what this instragramm mountaineering does to the mountain and to the sherpas who are risking their lives with the really, really dangerous work up there.

      _Not_ that the deviding line is so easily drawn - Tsewang Paljor, the dead man with the green boots, was part of a Border Police team climbing the Everest and still made the mistake of ignoring several orders to turn around.

      The "foolish attention-whoring paying customers" versus "heroic nature-loving ancient wisdom natives" pattern is tempting, but ... tread with care.

  • Pegasus Actua
    Pegasus Actua 11 days ago

    I'm sure ATaT reallyyyyyyyyyy regrets owning HBO

  • Miguel Mota
    Miguel Mota 11 days ago +131

    Would like to see John do an episode on "Influencers"

    • Zilverbolt Malproximate
      Zilverbolt Malproximate 8 days ago +1

      great idea, man!
      Honestly I had no idea that such a thing even existed before reading your comment. Thanks, pal! :-D

  • Krachen Ford
    Krachen Ford 11 days ago

    I am not angry at americans, because they're stupid, it's the thermonuclear weapons in their hands that make me sick!

  • lynnyfee
    lynnyfee 11 days ago +36

    It should be a requirement for everyone to have climbed K2 before getting approval to climb Everest.
    This mass tourist issue would stop over night!

    • IRHasDiabetes911
      IRHasDiabetes911 9 days ago +1

      Or a bunch of overly confident people are just going to start dying on K2.

      If you really want to scare the shit out of people make them climb Annapurna I.

  • flikkeringLightz
    flikkeringLightz 11 days ago

    Imagine how sweaty his legs were after filming in those pants

  • Kronus
    Kronus 11 days ago

    I am going to tell you what John won't. Sherpas make around 5000$ per season in a country (Nepal) where the average income is around 1000$ to 2000$. For a relatively low skill and low demand job this pay is justified by the risk they take. The same as why a fire fighters pay is justified despite being low skill, though high risk. In an economy in general the more risk you take the bigger your monetary reward, just think of oil rig workers or commercial fishermen.

  • TheTron08
    TheTron08 11 days ago +1

    This feels like a fitting metaphor for the narrative of the 1% and the self-made man. Many of the 1% will say, "Look at this incredible achievement that I've done through pure determination and grit. Isn't it impressive?" Whereas in reality the achievement was done through the exploitation of honest, underpaid workers doing the majority of the actual work.

  • Red Cat
    Red Cat 11 days ago

    What's the point in giving link to the page that doesn't work?....

  • Siedler Joe
    Siedler Joe 11 days ago

    Thetopofmounteverest.com is not available in the EU.
    Very disapointing.

    ''Not in service area
    This HBO property is unavailable to the EU at this time.
    Please visit www.hbo.com. ''

  • Siedler Joe
    Siedler Joe 11 days ago +2

    Yep, this is exactly what that documentary from 2007 was talking about.

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  • Samantha Tatman
    Samantha Tatman 12 days ago

    Okay. Best workout joke ever. Also, John, you're hilarious. Thank you and your team for this show!