Last Week Tonight's John Oliver Offers Brilliant New Year's Eve Survival Tips

John Oliver has a few thoughts about New Year’s Eve that just might save your life — or, at the very least, spare you from the most uncomfortable night of the year.

Likening the holiday to the death of a pet — “You know it’s going to happen,” he says, “but somehow you’re never prepared for how truly awful it is” — the Last Week Tonight host offers up several easy excuses to avoid awkward holiday parties, our favorite being “I’m on a cleanse.” (Because, honestly, no one will ask for further explanation.)

In fact, the only scenario Oliver doesn’t have a solution for is an invitation to a girls night because, frankly, he’s never been invited to one. “I’m such a Samantha, he explains. “Women are intimidated by my energy.”

“If you do this right,” he promises, “you will be in bed on New Year’s Eve by 11:45 after watching all five Die Hard movies.”

Hit PLAY on the video above, then drop a comment below: How are you surviving New Year’s Eve this week? And do you agree that Boondock Saints is a terrible movie?

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  1. Tran says:

    John Oliver makes me want to laugh. Keep it coming in 2015.

  2. Drea says:

    I love him! Can’t wait for the show to return.

  3. Angela says:

    LOL at the “Samantha” line. Interesting ideas. I so far have no major plans for New Year’s Eve, but I may have to keep those in mind nonetheless :D.
    Very amusing clip-can’t wait for his show to come back next year.

  4. Bark Star says:

    Boondock Saints is NOT a terrible movie, quite the opposite. Boondock Saints 2 though….. ehhhh.

  5. Jill Hurley says:

    Reblogged this on I Don't Have a Blog and commented:
    John Oliver is brilliant