Take The “No-Prank Pledge” With John Oliver and Last Week Tonight For April Fools’ DayComedy Video Last Week Tonight
Last Week Tonight may have been off last week, but John Oliver and co. still made sure to leave a little something for their viewers. In a web exclusive video, the talk show host spoke on an event that is fast approaching: April Fools’ Day.
But whereas, you might expect a comedian to rub his hands together in anticipation for the day devoted to pranking, Oliver has a slightly different take on the occasion, saying, “April Fools’ Day is to comedy, as St. Patrick’s Day is to Irish culture—that is to say, it is a mockery of the very concept, that usually ends in a fistfight.”
Oliver then asks his viewers to please raise their right hand and take the “No-Prank Pledge,” promising not to post fake engagement statuses on Facebook or other such tricks, which can all categorized under “don’t be a dick.”