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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  • Wheels Lifts
    Wheels Lifts 18 hours ago

    when your brain swells so much that it leaks out your ears, it really describes your intelligence level. very low. it's pretty stupid to climb everest. with all the sherpas that help you, it's not really a great achievement anymore

  • Chaos Theory
    Chaos Theory 20 hours ago

    Everest has been a human rights violation for years...

  • Indubitably Dope
    Indubitably Dope 3 days ago

    Rick rolled in 2019, well played LastWeek, gg

  • * FaboRules
    * FaboRules 3 days ago

    Last week tonight with Barney Stinson

  • Nic DeGrave
    Nic DeGrave 3 days ago

    That capitonym fact is a panty dropper.

  • sristi paudel
    sristi paudel 4 days ago +1

    Mount Everest is in NEPAL 🇳🇵, out of top 10 highest peak in the world Nepal has 8 highest mountain in the world-and 2020 is visit Nepal year we welcome you to visit Nepal.
    The Oldest country in South Asia. Has high number of world heritage sites in less than 10 miles.
    Birth place of Buddha , land of Buddhism
    Has deepest river, highest lake Nepal is very beautiful with tons and tons of natural beauty and warm hearted people’s. Very safe for solo travelers. And many more

  • Graham Colligan
    Graham Colligan 4 days ago


  • sonnossonnos
    sonnossonnos 5 days ago

    Another case of natural selection

  • Dion7
    Dion7 6 days ago

    I don't see a problem with some Darwin awards being handed out. The sherpas should just take the money, then stand and watch these idiots kill themselves.

  • Strelok
    Strelok 6 days ago


  • Lexa Garvey
    Lexa Garvey 6 days ago

    that investment banker joke cut like the wind at the summit through my soul with the d-bags i've dated.

  • stav srefis
    stav srefis 6 days ago

    People walk down escalators in america?

  • Judy Corso
    Judy Corso 7 days ago

    Leave it to RICH ENTITLED WHITE PEOPLE FROM THE USA to go over there and eff up MT E AS WELL....sherpas...please up the cost 10 x and make THEM CLEAN UP ALL THEIR OWN SHITE, LITTER AND EMPTY O2 CANS TOO

  • Wisley Lau
    Wisley Lau 7 days ago +1

    Just watched a china movie about the hard journey to climb Mount Everest even though at first they have already done that in 1960 but didn’t take a photo as part of celebrating China 70 years. And using that movie to compare to the things that had been described in this video. And the difference of people dying up there was so fucking different in these 50 years

  • Μπουρμπουληθρα

    Well I google searched Makalu, just to make sure, that John hasn't bullshitted us.
    *He hasn't.

  • August West
    August West 10 days ago

    Aww... everyone knows what was up in Simon and Garfunkel, you didnt have to call it out like that. That just seemed kinda harsh. It was still funny but kind of unnecessarily spiteful. He's an incredibly talented musician and seemingly decent guy that keeps to himself.

  • Coach Blu Robinson
    Coach Blu Robinson 10 days ago

    Absolutely Brilliant

  • New Jones
    New Jones 10 days ago

    Everst is a joke a true climber will now the fear of the K2 The True King Of The Moutains.

  • Alhussain Ali
    Alhussain Ali 10 days ago

    So basically.. if you want your ascent up mount Everest to count you need to do it yourself is what I am hearing.

  • Annie Lanier
    Annie Lanier 11 days ago +1

    The episode should have been titled, "Zazu Talking About FOMO"

  • Greatest Escape Ever!
    Greatest Escape Ever! 11 days ago

    Oh TRUST -ME! Mr.Oliver I GOT YOU✨

  • Greatest Escape Ever!
    Greatest Escape Ever! 11 days ago

    If you can afford to offer this than you can also help clean it!
    Every Sherpa ranks as a BEAST!

  • Griffin O'Connor
    Griffin O'Connor 12 days ago

    John Oliver is a Business Fecal Time Bomb

  • Anthony Eibes
    Anthony Eibes 12 days ago

    That Rick roll got you a sub you better like it you lil shurpa

  • kahnadah
    kahnadah 13 days ago

    Rickroll = cancer.

  • Snow Cone
    Snow Cone 14 days ago


  • mmljwmm
    mmljwmm 14 days ago

    tibet belongs to china you fuck

  • Cheese and Onions
    Cheese and Onions 15 days ago

    People are obsessed by extremes... highest mountain, lowest lake... Bed which is too soft, and bed which is too hard...

  • Emily Specter
    Emily Specter 16 days ago

    That sounds pretty bad and he didn’t even mention the dead bodies littered all over the mountain. Impressive.

  • BWood63
    BWood63 17 days ago +9

    I love how pleased he is when he finds a url that isn’t taken.

  • Chris van Egmond
    Chris van Egmond 18 days ago

    It's still fun, but let's be honest, everyone saw that Rickroll coming, come on :P

  • Gongasoso
    Gongasoso 19 days ago

    Breaking news: Dumbass with money dies from heroic delusions.

  • first last
    first last 19 days ago

    . The sherpas are paid a decent wage? and willingly do the job, a better question to the Sherpa would be, what would you be doing if you didn't have this job? The sherpas are not *_forced_* to do this work, they aren't slave labor. Instead of feeling guilty about providing them dangerous but well paying (or best paying, I don't know how pay and cost scale there) work, maybe feel guilty more isn't done to provide them other kinds of work.
    I am by no means saying wasting money and risking life for the meaningless "achievement" of climbing to the top of Mount Everest is something we should be doing. Think of the environmental problems for one, air travel, van travel, disposable stuff needed for every trip including oxygen tanks and so on. But providing people work is one aspect that isn't exactly one to feel guilty about. This isn't a sweat shop employing little kids with painted on fire exits.

  • OfThe 4thKind
    OfThe 4thKind 20 days ago

    Any Olympus Mons comments?

  • varun009
    varun009 20 days ago

    Wanna help the *nepali poor? Buy a kukri. And I mean one from a local blacksmith, not a tourist trap like the khukuri house. My blacksmith, ram, is just 13 km north of Kathmandu and he makes some fine blades. I've convinced him to let me do the heat treating and tempering but he does everything else. I've given him 2 solar panels (electricity is erratic in Nepal as well as a tuned Chinese shoe patcher sewing machine for his leather work. Wish I could give you lot an exact address but the thing about these informal businesses is that they're informally situated. Even gave him some macassar ebony for the handles of 2 of my knives.

  • Johnny
    Johnny 20 days ago

    Joke's on you, Oliver. I love that song.

  • hawaiisunfun
    hawaiisunfun 21 day ago

    If someone wants to go on Mount Everest, why not through Google Expeditions in VR: www.gearbrain.com/7-best-vr-education-apps-2579317090.html rather than the real deal?

  • Nicolan Moodley
    Nicolan Moodley 22 days ago

    Honestly People shouldn't be climbing Everest in this day and age. Unless its on their own or with minimal assistance.
    Or at the very least they should seriously think about how much danger and potentially fatal risks that they are putting the sherpers in.
    Yes they pay the sherpers but not nearly enough to endured such an exhaustive and potentially fatal climb.
    Considering that those sherpers are normally the main bread winners for their family's ..children ect
    What happens to their familys if god forbid one of them dies on the mountain. What happens their spouses..familys or if they happen to have childern
    Who will then resume the responsibility of taking care of their loved ones. I
    Im not not saying that all who have summited everest or tried to summit it are bad people
    I'm pointing out that there is a real danger in underpaying them for the potentially fatlal risk(for the sherpers in particular)
    That should be payed more attention to
    Any humans life is worth more than summiting Everest just to break a record....like making a phone call.
    Or the sensation of accomplishment that one feels after descending.
    I dont have the awnsers ......i just know theres a problem and it HAS TO BE SOLVED . VERY QUICKLY

    Just my oppion

  • misterjag
    misterjag 23 days ago

    K2 is far more dangerous. Death rate on Everest is about 4 percent; on K2, it's about 26.5 percent.

  • Phoenix Fire
    Phoenix Fire 24 days ago

    So is it Sherpa or sherpa? I'm so confused

  • sglewis42
    sglewis42 24 days ago

    this is the epitome of european culture

  • are bee
    are bee 25 days ago +1

    I like this piece. Can someone cut out the parts of John laughing at his dad jokes

  • Terry White
    Terry White 26 days ago

    ..........on you backdrop.🙄

  • Terry White
    Terry White 26 days ago

    You spelled sherpas wrong.......

  • Alex Smith
    Alex Smith 27 days ago

    If someone is not qualified to climb Everest, let them. Just don't endanger anyone else.

  • Alex Smith
    Alex Smith 27 days ago

    What is the word "sherpas" is used at the start of a sentence? How do you know which definition it is referring to?

  • Alban1 you’re to blame

    1:42 giving shit to a mountain , you know what that means 21

  • Zaraki Kon
    Zaraki Kon 28 days ago

    It's Really appauling to see how all those rich Idiots ruin that mountain with their garbage and shit (actual 💩) whilst endangering the lives of those great guides so many times carrying their comfort items. The sherpa's risk dying so the Rich a**holes can go glamping up Everest !! And all this just for Bragging rights ??!! 🤯🤯😡😡🖕.

  • Somewhere Upthere
    Somewhere Upthere 29 days ago

    I don't think it's irrisponsible. Let anyone climb it. If people are stupid enough, let thme die.

    • 3Rayfire
      3Rayfire 28 days ago

      Ivan Drago Darwinism.

  • Somewhere Upthere
    Somewhere Upthere 29 days ago

    I thought the point of Everest was to do it on your own power. Isn't is supose to be you against the mountain? Not you and 14 sherpas, heated tents and three course meals.

  • maroosk
    maroosk Month ago

    Ahahaa got rolled, wiseguylolllll

  • Angel Slavtchev
    Angel Slavtchev Month ago +1

    14:33 - because it's their free will and free choice, John. Taking freedoms and prohibiting people doing stuff they wanted to do freely is a feature of another type of regime... I would not like for the state to decide instead of me what is best for me... And if they die up the mountain, they die, and it's their fault.
    Stop telling people what to do, how left can you go?

  • EverNewb
    EverNewb Month ago

    I love the AT&T bashing, it is well deserved!

  • Mr. Mr.
    Mr. Mr. Month ago

    Weak episode. The narrative seemed forced and inauthentic.

  • Johnny Judge
    Johnny Judge Month ago

    I feel somewhere in this video there should have been a black joke lol or rather a white people joke lol

  • Liam Deschamps
    Liam Deschamps Month ago

    Ever since I was in middle school I dreamed of climbing Mt. Everest. It's sad that this is the reality. Maybe one day I still will, but with as little help as possible

  • Jack Stuchbery
    Jack Stuchbery Month ago

    A line to reach the top of the world. Now I want to kill myself.

  • Aaron
    Aaron Month ago

    The Simpsons, Season 9 E23: King Of The Hill. Sherpas drag a Powersauced-up lift-tacularly swol Homer up the mountain while he sleeps, at the behest of the Powersauce CEOs. In reality this service is available to nearly everyone for only $125 000USD. Everest tourism: so ridiculous cartoon writers couldn't write the reality and have it be believable enough for Fox.

  • Tom Bombadil
    Tom Bombadil Month ago

    sir Edmund also had help from sherpas. I honestly expected you to challenge his success like you did with those 'tourists'

  • Golden 47
    Golden 47 Month ago

    The *K2* Mountain is harder to climb then Everest.