USPS: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Julkaistu 10.05.2020
  • As the U.S. Postal Service faces financial catastrophe, John Oliver discusses why the service is so important, what brought it to this point, and what we can do to help.
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  • Steven Benaquist
    Steven Benaquist Tunti sitten

    I ordered my Last Week Tonight Stamps! Did you?

  • slybuster
    slybuster 3 tuntia sitten

    Why didn't he mention that the majority of items (and weight) delivered by the USPS is junkmail? Just subsidize the delivery of rural packages and let the USPS die already.

  • Code TheNinja
    Code TheNinja 6 tuntia sitten

    How can they be broke as they throw extravagant parties for upper management?

  • Lynn Willis
    Lynn Willis 6 tuntia sitten

    Preach it! As a 25 year and running veteran of the USPS, I really appreciate this.
    Greener under my wiener! Oh man! Comedy gold!

  • Phoenix
    Phoenix 6 tuntia sitten

    the movie Postman with Kevin Costner really did a good job of showing how the postal service transcends being just a service into a truly beautiful concept

  • D F
    D F 6 tuntia sitten

    Hey John - I know you like poking fun at New Zealand. But how about doing a story comparing NZ's COVID-19 response to Trump's? In a few weeks we will we be at Alert Level 1, i.e. normal domestic economic activity. All businesses operating and only border restrictions in place. We will also have zero new cases, zero active cases and zero new deaths. From a population of 5 million we will have had about 1500 cases and 22 deaths. On a per head of population basis that is the equivalent of 98,400 cases in the USA with 1,440 deaths. From first case to elimination - 4 months. Beat that Trump!

  • Anderson Wang
    Anderson Wang 7 tuntia sitten +1

    Is that John Stossel’s actual name of the show, myths lies and complete stupidity?
    Because that basically sums up who he is really.

  • Gareth G
    Gareth G 9 tuntia sitten

    Why does this dude still live in the US? He should run, like ASAP

  • Inter Net
    Inter Net 10 tuntia sitten

    If you live in NYC you know NYC postal services are pretty close to garbage here -- especially the customer services. And I'm not exaggerating. It's like these workers have zero professionalism in their bones. I dare you, Google map USPS in NYC and look at the ratings.

  • Bubbles
    Bubbles 11 tuntia sitten

    Do it, just do it, i'll write you a personal cheque ! LOL !

  • Zak K
    Zak K 12 tuntia sitten

    Having seen what USPS charges to send packages to Canada, the concept of paying 4x that is ludicrous. USPS has also messed up delivering packages to me multiple times, apparently reading my country as a state.
    That being said, the service they are providing is extremely essential to America and they should be bailed out - especially now. And maybe giving them the chance to adjust prices and have the time and funds to improve would better both their service and their prices both across America and into international orders.
    So I guess my comment boils down to "I can see Mr. Oliver's point", and "please just keep your mouth shut for once, Trump"?

  • movingdragons
    movingdragons 12 tuntia sitten

    Love those stamps!

  • Sam Sena
    Sam Sena 14 tuntia sitten

    Another thing that USPS does is allowing people in rural areas to vote. In Canada, Canadian CONservatives tried to privatize Canada Post. Then they realized that they will lose the next election in a landslide because rural Canadians have to pay extraordinary amounts to get packages delivered. The CONservatives in Canada instead lobbied to remove door-to-door delivery services. For example, you have to go to the local post office to get your mail. Thankfully, CONservatives lost the next election thanks to educated and intelligent voters. Did you know the Alberta Oil and Gas industry lobbied to remove or reduce taxes to government now complaints that they are given COVID-19 funds from the Canadian government with restrictions attached? Privatize the profits and socialize the costs!

  • Travis Morton
    Travis Morton 14 tuntia sitten

    Stossel is also responding to the fact that UPS is one of the biggest Republican donors there is. I don't use them anymore.

  • Resa Balsdon
    Resa Balsdon 16 tuntia sitten

    In our grandparents' youth the dog was #1 enemy of the mail man. Oh how the tables have turned.

  • Jessica T
    Jessica T 16 tuntia sitten

    My stamps are coming in the mail... thanks John!

  • Nicole Marshall 1913
    Nicole Marshall 1913 17 tuntia sitten

    I know we all have made fun of "snail-mail" at some point, or been frustrated by it, but in reality, it is a staple of our society and WE APPRECIATE ALL OUR LETTER CARRIERS!!!!! You're still out there, no matter what else is happening. You are TRULY ESSENTIAL. Please stay safe.

    • Shauka Hodan
      Shauka Hodan 16 tuntia sitten

      I feel bad for all the canadians watching this getting reminded that they forgot about mother's day two weeks back

  • satvik keshtwal
    satvik keshtwal 17 tuntia sitten

    World's largest postal service Indian post service is best example for postal bank and insurance service

    • Shauka Hodan
      Shauka Hodan 16 tuntia sitten

      "But real businesses can't lose billions every year." cough Uber cough -$8.5B net income last year

  • Agnes [Erin Kim]
    Agnes [Erin Kim] 17 tuntia sitten

    thank you for this john! ahhh i really hope the USPS gets the funding they need. and i love that the last week tonight team made these stamps as an actionable way to try our hand at supporting. bought a bunch of stamps last week and going to buy these ones too!

  • James Bone
    James Bone 18 tuntia sitten

    Canada Post is a comparable service: it is a Crown corporation that is funded from its own operations, it services all addresses in Canada and is federally regulated. Yet, it has turned a profit in all but two or three years since its conversion from a federal department to a Crown corperation in the early 1980s. They make buckets of money on parcels and return all the profits to the federal government.

  • Amrit Krishnan
    Amrit Krishnan 18 tuntia sitten

    I felt that lmfao office joke

  • Saulo Lordão
    Saulo Lordão 19 tuntia sitten

    The fact that you didn't make a Marlon Bundo stamp is just awful, I'd pay international shipping for that!

  • Splaticus Blah
    Splaticus Blah 19 tuntia sitten

    Trump being vindictive and vengeful? Nah couldn't happen because that would be childish.........ooops.

  • cody collins
    cody collins 20 tuntia sitten

    Wow a tv show that actually knows the correct time period for specific dinosaurs

  • Sierra Sky
    Sierra Sky 20 tuntia sitten

    Please support the postal service

  • Sean Z
    Sean Z 20 tuntia sitten

    Just got my stamps.

  • Sweet Pea's Revenge
    Sweet Pea's Revenge 23 tuntia sitten

    Thanks for making me smile eve every day while informing me about current issues. Also just finished Community for the 3rd time and think about your 'Bearing Down for midterms' episode way too often.

  • Big Badaboom
    Big Badaboom 23 tuntia sitten

    Looks like some companies lobbied our representatives to ensure zero competition from the US Postal Service... Or maybe not... But, my old grandpa used to say, just follow the money and you will find your answer... I am sure nothing will be done about that... :) BTW Mr. Oliver, will you dare to use your skills to also dig out the profits and charge comparison between the other delivery services and the US Postal Service... Maybe you can add some positive commentary to the community so we can get educated and elect other representatives that will also need to be lobbied after they threaten to pass a law to correct the one that has the US Postal service begging for money, that "Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act" looks like it was drafted to push the service down... maybe even eliminate it... so competitive, well run companies that deliver stuff can make a much more efficient use of their price structures to deliver the items... what a nice deal they got... you invest in lobbying and you get your investment back thousands of times over... but I doubt you will waste your valuable non criticizing time on such a low and unimportant subject :)

  • Maddogkiller66
    Maddogkiller66 Päivä sitten

    What happened to coronavirus V

  • Roxy Angel Superstar
    Roxy Angel Superstar Päivä sitten

    He had me at “dope ass lace stamp” lol

  • Johanna Dracona
    Johanna Dracona Päivä sitten

    I’m subbed to this channel but I never see these videos on time!! It’s always at least 2 weeks late

  • Marco Gosselin
    Marco Gosselin Päivä sitten

    And now Trump is paranoid about mail voting fraud ... You guys are screwed.

  • TheQuark6789
    TheQuark6789 Päivä sitten +2

    "But real businesses can't lose billions every year."
    *cough* Uber *cough*
    -$8.5B net income last year

  • ThunderSky
    ThunderSky Päivä sitten

    I feel bad for all the canadians watching this getting reminded that they forgot about mother's day two weeks back

  • Hibou Owll
    Hibou Owll Päivä sitten

    16:03 Maybe that is why they're all extinct.

  • Shalane Moore
    Shalane Moore Päivä sitten

    One of the other money-loss things is that even as a government entity, the USPS can be issued fines with OSHA. This is because UPS and Fedex complained to congress in that USPS was the “same” business as them and it wasn’t fair.

  • Chris Caramia
    Chris Caramia Päivä sitten

    Parshall! It's good to see Grand County getting some non-bulldozer attention.

  • Lish IsSecretlyAWizard
    Lish IsSecretlyAWizard Päivä sitten

    Where do I send my letter to John Oliver? He did specifically ask for the receival of letters, yet failed to state where to send them to. Anyone? *Insert John Trovalta meme here.

  • Alexander Thomson
    Alexander Thomson Päivä sitten

    While this is an America problem, here in Canada I would like to help out and get some of your awesome stamps. Sadly (or maybe SAD! I'm not quite sure) I can't get the stamps delivered to me because the good ol' US of A postal service doesn't have an option to make it available here (or anywhere else for that matter, which maybe part of MAGA but I personally think America is better when it is a part of the rest of the world.) Is there anyway I can get around this? I would donate directly if I have to, even if that means I don't get the stamps, and I can't believe I'm saying that because I definitely want one of those ChiiJohn stamps! In closing please let me know if I can help with this obvious problem, maybe mostly because of Trump's desire to lash out at any opposition, to help with such a vital service that America provides

  • Quarter Mile
    Quarter Mile Päivä sitten


  • Neil Peters
    Neil Peters Päivä sitten +1

    Just another thing Canada does better

  • David Armillie
    David Armillie Päivä sitten

    Here is the link in the video.

  • Somewhere Upthere
    Somewhere Upthere Päivä sitten

    Ungrateful leech is more on the nose.

  • Rich Gilberto
    Rich Gilberto Päivä sitten

    Postal banking? While we give billions to bankers who have bought the government? Not gonna happen.

  • Patrick Whelpley
    Patrick Whelpley Päivä sitten

    The rap song in the stamps commercial sounded like when Family Guy made fun of Will Smith rapping.

  • Yudith Caron
    Yudith Caron Päivä sitten

    Somebody please tell this mustachioed guy that Internet in the boondocks is shitty and slooooow.

  • Golaki TV
    Golaki TV Päivä sitten

    Theyve also started selling miniature scale cars (like hot wheels basically) and they're pretty cool! They have classic mail trucks, and even some old american muscle cars. I bought two of each of them, love it.

  • _ Grundel _
    _ Grundel _ Päivä sitten

    It's sad at 9:17 that it shows a figure that's the equivalent of my counties population that doesn't have access to internet. Inmates have access to internet through public money there though... Over 2.2 million criminals have access but free Americans don't. Great priorities shown there...

    • bilias hour
      bilias hour Päivä sitten

      I'll always be a member of an audience to this show even if it lacks the background of the audience

  • jumpmaster93
    jumpmaster93 Päivä sitten

    This went a whole different direction than what I was expecting. Thank you!

    • bilias hour
      bilias hour Päivä sitten

      I’m not even American and I want these stamps!

  • Andrew Flowers
    Andrew Flowers Päivä sitten

    That dog don't hunt.

  • Ron Walsh
    Ron Walsh Päivä sitten

    I just received my stamps from They are amazing.

  • Shabadoo Shabadoo
    Shabadoo Shabadoo Päivä sitten +1

    There was a moment where I was like, why is john oliver blurry, and then I remembered corona.

  • Charlie Kraemer
    Charlie Kraemer Päivä sitten +9

    I wouldn't want a sympathy goose. as a farm child, no one wants a goose ever. they are evil.

    • Feste the Phule
      Feste the Phule 6 tuntia sitten

      It is a beautiful day...

      ...and you are a horrible goose 😈.

  • TheLazySamurai
    TheLazySamurai Päivä sitten

    When I worked CS for Canada Post, our level of humour -- specifically for those not in management -- was at "so who's gonna kill themselves today?"
    Oh shit, I didn't know that USPS was the US equivalent to a crown corporation. In that case, why is their management so shit and not follow the international postage rules? I don't blame their front line workers, its their management, and investigative teams that I blame for their ineptitude.
    Aww man... I am very tempted to buy some of those stamps

  • Crusher O'Lies
    Crusher O'Lies Päivä sitten

    USA: so what should we do about our post service and our money and gold?
    Govt: fuck em, they can run themselves, what could go wrong.
    USA: are you sure? maybe the government maybe might want to oversee these important services so they dont fail or cheat us?
    Govt: nah.

  • B Kay
    B Kay Päivä sitten

    This show is unwatchable without an audience. It's like watching a comedian bomb over and over.. silence..

  • Stephanie McDonald
    Stephanie McDonald Päivä sitten

    Too bad them stamps don't work in Canada

  • Thomogon
    Thomogon Päivä sitten

    My international parcel got delayed because it's still stuck in New York state due to coronavirus regulations. This means that it's awaiting to get a green light from the Dutch border control for delivery but because they cannot give a green light with the current situation (New York being affected hardest by the pandemic) the package has probably been sitting in a sorting facility for about a month and a half now. The place I bought it from, already put it under insurrance because they felt the best course of action was to just refund me and if it does arrive at least I got a big discount on it so I got nothing to complain. I get it, but it's frustrating and affecting other businesses that rely on USPS as well.

  • Paige Abe
    Paige Abe Päivä sitten

    I keep waiting for the audience reactions. I guess I didn't realize how much it effected the feel of the show.

  • Jake Caratacus
    Jake Caratacus Päivä sitten +1

    I wish I lived in the U.S so I could buy some of those stamps. I mean, I could probably buy the stamps and have them mailed to Canada, but what would I do with U.S postage in Canada? I'm not a stamp collector.
    I also can't buy stamps because money. Having none of it kinda sucks.

  • Nicolás Encina
    Nicolás Encina 2 päivää sitten

    Another thing only the USPS is allowed to do: transport cremated remains. Imagine if your family lives on the other side of the country. You can't use UPS nor FedEx; it has to go through priority mail. We deserve to have a proper final rest, and this would complicate things even further.

  • ZT1ST
    ZT1ST 2 päivää sitten

    @12:33; HBO: "John, do you *really* need to buy this rock and show people it for a joke? The world's in a pandemic during a U.S. election year - the world's basically gone to -"
    John: "Until such time as the world ends, we will act as though it intends to spin on. Now get me my rock shipped to the studio - it's heavy."

  • Just Vironika
    Just Vironika 2 päivää sitten +1

    " make your dog look like he's performing a postal themed rendition of, 'Dick in a Box!'" --- I died!!! I can seriously listen to this man talk about anything! 😅❤️🙌🏼

  • Taranizs
    Taranizs 2 päivää sitten

    It's mildly ridiculous that the government, a group that does a MASSIVE amount of communicating via the mail, would actually put the postal service in a position where it might legitimately go bankrupt and end up having to shut down.... Then again, it's right on par with the rest of the shit the government is letting fall apart. Just look at the condition of the roadways and bridges across the country, it's basically the same situation...

  • ThatCuteNerdGirl
    ThatCuteNerdGirl 2 päivää sitten

    I’m not even American and I want these stamps!

  • doppler apples
    doppler apples 2 päivää sitten

    I'll always be a member of an audience to this show even if it lacks the background of the audience

  • Kristin Márie
    Kristin Márie 2 päivää sitten

    My mom has three auto-immune disorders. She gets some of her medications through the mail

  • osgnuru
    osgnuru 2 päivää sitten

    I ❤️ USPS

  • Kulkum Alstavich
    Kulkum Alstavich 2 päivää sitten

    It's hard to take this guy seriously at the end of the video, when he goes from "Let's talk facts" to "Let me trash Trump and talk about him like he's an idiot because it makes my Liberal watchers
    happy." Which is exactly what happens. As soon as he mentions Trump, he goes off the fucking rails.

  • Sean McSeanson
    Sean McSeanson 2 päivää sitten

    Mail a letter to John Stossel

  • Claire Neufeld
    Claire Neufeld 2 päivää sitten

    He looks like he’s aged 20 years...

  • dave wise
    dave wise 2 päivää sitten

    Fucking kidding me? Comedy is the last form of freedom of speech AND the last line of support for the USPS ?

  • Cringe Productions
    Cringe Productions 2 päivää sitten

    where can i get that rock

  • Zoe meow
    Zoe meow 2 päivää sitten

    But its fake and your fake and thats fake on the fake 😄

  • Trent Reid
    Trent Reid 2 päivää sitten

    Yes this only took two weeks to be available in Canada instead of 5

  • spartus
    spartus 2 päivää sitten

    ya..investigation in Chicago Post Office ..near air port,,, NOW>> package and many others sit/sat there for over a month..still don't know where it is now..

  • Adyen
    Adyen 2 päivää sitten

    Honestly, if the USPS just suggest that they'll put up signs saying that "President Trump recommends we raise prices and so prices are raised" on all their fronts if they don't get their bailout, I'm sure Trump will fold faster than he could wear a mask.

  • Canadian Pride
    Canadian Pride 2 päivää sitten

    Do any of you Americans do anything about it after seeing these videos? Just curious

  • James P
    James P 2 päivää sitten

    Stossell is such an assbag. Congress is a goddamned monkeyhouse. And Trump is a fucking idiot.

  • Star Butterfly
    Star Butterfly 2 päivää sitten +1

    I love magic. But I love the mail even more!

  • CJFerg81
    CJFerg81 2 päivää sitten

    I can certainly sympathise with people giving the USPS a hard time and I'm experiencing first-hand how the COVID crisis has impacted their service even more. I ordered a t-shirt from a store in Chicago and it's taken 3 weeks for it to travel just 23 miles from Bucktown to the USPS international sorting centre at O'Hare Airport. So much for getting my birthday present on time...

  • Argha GD
    Argha GD 2 päivää sitten

    anyone mailing bob murrey should definitely use the Mr. nutterbutter stamp XD

    • alisuo toko
      alisuo toko 2 päivää sitten

      tube. So for the 840 000 households affected over the 4 years no door to door mail

  • Keith Olsen
    Keith Olsen 2 päivää sitten

    The dispute between Trump and Bezos shows why supporting USPS and other socialist measures is a bad idea.
    Think about it, Trump is trying to damage Bezos by limiting support to the Post Service. Bezos is now incentived to support Trump, which doing so may change Trump's mind about USPS. Whenever the governement runs business, it changes the economy from capitalism to corporatism, making both corrupt politicians and CEOs more powerful.
    I'm not saying that people in rural areas shouldn't have access to delivery, just that the government is the worst way to provide it.

    • Keith Olsen
      Keith Olsen Päivä sitten

      @Ethan Nicolls Hey Ethan. I'm just using Oxfords definition of socialism which states it's a system where "the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole."
      Given that the USPS is a means of distribution both owned and regulated by Congress, it's the textbook definition of socialism.
      Where would you disagree?

    • Ethan Nicolls
      Ethan Nicolls 2 päivää sitten

      Imagine thinking that a postal service was socialist

    • Keith Olsen
      Keith Olsen 2 päivää sitten

      @alisuo toko Hey Alisuo, it looks like your comment got cut off before posting

    • alisuo toko
      alisuo toko 2 päivää sitten

      There were protests in my city. There was even a case that went to supreme court! City of Hamilton vs Canada Post. Eventually Trudeau won the election and than the federal

  • Jenna Maves
    Jenna Maves 2 päivää sitten

    Greetings from Dani Brzozowski‘a Congressional campaign in IL's rural (USPS-needing) 16th Congressional district. If you donate, we'll buy stamps and postcards to spread the word to 16th voters!
    Dani is for other policies John's into, like medicare for all. Your donation would go a long way to making sure bills like that Postal Service Accountability act never happen again!

  • W Pontius
    W Pontius 2 päivää sitten

    If it is the cost of shipping compared to USPS, then how come the more expensive UPS and Fedex are doing many times the volume of USPS? If its the last mile service that the USPS fills then certainly a private company could do the same. Either way, Government controlled or privatized USPS prices are going to have to increase, so pricing isn't a valid argument for their lack of volume or revenue. Congress has zero intent on bailing them out. Also they are losing billions, but buying a new fleet. Where is THAT money coming from?
    Cry me a river USPS!!!!!

  • Blair Foster
    Blair Foster 2 päivää sitten

    Amazon will own its own mail service before long giving them a strangle hold on america america if nothing is done will reap what the sow

  • Pamela Broecking
    Pamela Broecking 2 päivää sitten

    Just got my stamps!

  • Karma Sauce
    Karma Sauce 2 päivää sitten

    I feel for all essential workers, especially in health care. But it's a little tone deaf for that USPS employee to make a comment like "essential or sacrificial" when you receive a livable wage, a pension, paid sick leave, vacation time, health insurance, and retirement benefits while others, such as grocery store workers, have none of that. Nor PPE. Nor the ability to even practice social distancing 100% of the time.
    This term "Essential Worker" is empty. It merely highlights how disposable some workers on the lower echelons of society are considered to be.

  • Kari Bennion
    Kari Bennion 2 päivää sitten

    Yessssss! John Oliver!!! Keep up the great work!! And I will be buying some stamps today. ‘

  • Dan Royer
    Dan Royer 2 päivää sitten

    Or if you don't like them, a Canada goose.

  • Healthy Mind and Body
    Healthy Mind and Body 2 päivää sitten

    John, have you woken up to the scamdemic yet? I can’t wait to see when you do. Talking about Tedros, Gates, Fauci, trackers, et al.

  • Kevin Adriosula
    Kevin Adriosula 2 päivää sitten

    My personal issue is that as a kid (I’m 30) used to watch and enjoy John Stossel on 20/20 and his give me a break segment. Now hearing/seeing he’s a personality on Fox has me a little conflicted. Then again only a little, as I’m looking at all this from an outsiders perspective as I live in Canada. Also not a fan / supporter of the man behind the desk of the Oval Office....

  • Jason Carrington
    Jason Carrington 2 päivää sitten

    I'm pretty sure that stamp rapper is Dana Dane.

  • Adamantium9001
    Adamantium9001 2 päivää sitten

    The reason government doesn't work is that the people who say it doesn't work sabotage it so they can do evil stuff more easily.

  • Michael Wright
    Michael Wright 2 päivää sitten

    You know, I half thought this was going to be cringe without the laughter to supplement the jokes... Thank goodness that John Oliver and his writing team can actually compose and deliver jokes and a show that is both funny and informative in times like these. Thank you for this.

  • Cody Eason
    Cody Eason 2 päivää sitten +1

    I believe Trump wears a priority tube top under his suit just make him feel safe. Do you see me now daddy do you see me Daddy.

  • striker1553
    striker1553 2 päivää sitten

    Well it would be great if the USPS didn't fucking suck.

  • Matthew Mcgrath
    Matthew Mcgrath 2 päivää sitten

    I'd love those stamps but cant get them in New Zealand

  • Theodore
    Theodore 2 päivää sitten

    This is wild. I am pretty sure Canada would implode if Canada Post collapsed. You should have saw the rage when to cut costs they started doing some community boxes. There were protests in my city. There was even a case that went to supreme court! City of Hamilton vs Canada Post. Eventually Trudeau won the election and than the federal government shut down the move to community mailboxes in 2018. They refused to reinstate door to door on the affected homes post calling it putting toothpaste back in the tube. So for the 840 000 households affected over the 4 years no door to door mail

  • David Daquiri
    David Daquiri 2 päivää sitten

    Stamps ordered!!!