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Video: Watch John Oliver explain why New Year’s Eve is ‘the worst’

Published Dec 29th, 2014 7:45PM EST
John Oliver New Year's Eve Video

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Although the brilliant Last Week Tonight With John Oliver still isn’t back to its regularly scheduled programming, the comedian has given fans a special New Year’s treat with a brand-new video posted on YouTube.

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The subject of this particular segment was New Year’s Eve and why it’s the absolute worst despite its reputation as a festive time. Oliver points out the New Year’s Eve is so bad because it combines three utterly miserable activities: “Forced interaction with strangers; being drunk, cold and tired; and being forced to stare at Ryan Seacrest for five solid minutes waiting for him to tell you what the time is.”

After this, Oliver gives us all tips for getting out of New Year’s Eve activities and staying out of the supposed “celebration” all together.

Check out the full video below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.