Following John Oliver’s extended stint as guest host of The Daily Show while Jon Stewart was busy with his directorial debut, HBO scooped the comedian up with an offer he couldn’t refuse: his own half-hour comedy news series. Oliver made a tearful goodbye on the Comedy Central series last December, but now HBO has released a first trailer for his impending HBO series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Since it’s a topical weekly news program, there’s no footage from the actual show itself, but Oliver does a nice job of explaining the series’ central conceit by reiterating that if a major, breaking event happens any day of the week at any time, they will cover it on Sunday.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver premieres on HBO Sunday, April 27th at 11pm ET.