Season episodes list 16

S16E01

S16E01 : Paul Giamatti (aired on 01/03/2011)

The media calls Barack Obama the "comeback kid," and Paul Giamatti says "rapscallion."
S16E02

S16E02 : Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (aired on 01/04/2011)

Republicans focus on 2010 issues, and Kirsten Gillibrand wants to reform the Senate filibuster…
S16E03

S16E03 : Jimmy Wales (aired on 01/05/2011)

John McCain gets cranky, and Jimmy Wales imagines Wikipedia's relevance in 500 years.
S16E04

S16E04 : Patton Oswalt (aired on 01/06/2011)

Facebook refuses to disclose its financial results, and Patton Oswalt uses a prisoner ghostwriter.
S16E05

S16E05 : Denis Leary (aired on 01/10/2011)

John Oliver reports on the Arizona shootings in his PJs, and Denis Leary discusses "Suck on This…
S16E06

S16E06 : Colin Firth (aired on 01/11/2011)

John Oliver celebrates Verizon's iPhone announcement, and Colin Firth talks about "The King's…
S16E07

S16E07 : Tim Pawlenty (aired on 01/12/2011)

Members of Congress introduce gun legislation, and Tim Pawlenty defends Republican rhetoric.
S16E08

S16E08 : Ron Howard (aired on 01/13/2011)

John Hodgman makes NASCAR more exciting, and Ron Howard shares his enthusiasm for show business.
S16E09

S16E09 : Peter Bergen (aired on 01/17/2011)

Michael Steele steps down as RNC chairman, and Peter Bergen talks about progress in Afghanistan.
S16E10

S16E10 : Neil deGrasse Tyson (aired on 01/18/2011)

Jon promises Sarah Palin a classy conversation and reveals his love for Neil deGrasse Tyson.
S16E11

S16E11 : Paul Clemens (aired on 01/19/2011)

Glenn Beck appears on the "Today" show, and Paul Clemens discusses blue-collar decline.
S16E12

S16E12 : Kambiz Hosseini & Saman Arbabi (aired on 01/20/2011)

Steve Cohen compares Republicans to Nazis, and Kambiz Hosseini and Saman Arbabi call Jon a prophet.
S16E13

S16E13 : Anand Giridharadas (aired on 01/24/2011)

Wyatt Cenac dons a parrot suit in Mississippi, and Anand Giridharadas tells Jon the truth.
S16E14

S16E14 : James Franco (aired on 01/25/2011)

A reporter searches for homeless talent, and Jon composes an ode to James Franco's Oscar nomination.
S16E15

S16E15 : Jonathan Alter (aired on 01/26/2011)

Michele Bachmann looks off camera, and Jonathan Alter examines Obama's plans for the future.
S16E16

S16E16 : T. Boone Pickens (aired on 01/27/2011)

Bill O'Reilly defends his Nazi analogies, and T. Boone Pickens wants America on an energy plan.
S16E17

S16E17 : Bill Gates (aired on 01/31/2011)

Egyptian forces use American tear gas canisters, and Bill Gates works on curing polio.
S16E18

S16E18 : Michael Steele (aired on 02/01/2011)

Conservatives turn into political hypochondriacs, and Michael Steele must prove his identity.
S16E19

S16E19 : Matthew Perry (aired on 02/02/2011)

Republicans close the rape loophole, and Matthew Perry talks about his happy friend.
S16E20

S16E20 : Admiral Michael Mullen (aired on 02/03/2011)

Justin Bieber switches bodies with Jon, and Mike Mullen talks about the crisis in Egypt.
S16E21

S16E21 : Episode 21 (aired on 02/14/2011)

S16E22

S16E22 : Episode 22 (aired on 02/15/2011)

S16E23

S16E23 : Brian Williams (aired on 02/16/2011)

Anchor and Managing Editor, NBC Nightly News. The award-winning journalist and friend-of-the-show…
S16E24

S16E24 : Episode 24 (aired on 02/17/2011)

S16E25

S16E25 : Episode 25 (aired on 02/21/2011)

S16E26

S16E26 : Episode 26 (aired on 02/22/2011)

S16E27

S16E27 : Episode 27 (aired on 02/23/2011)

S16E28

S16E28 : Episode 28 (aired on 02/24/2011)

S16E29

S16E29 : Howard Stern (aired on 02/28/2011)

CNN anchors take viewer requests, and Howard Stern hopes to talk to Charlie Sheen.
S16E30

S16E30 : Prince Zeid Ra'ad (aired on 03/01/2011)

Prince Zeid Ra'ad Representative, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan The U.N. representative of Jordan…
S16E31

S16E31 : Episode 31 (aired on 03/02/2011)

S16E32

S16E32 : Episode 32 (aired on 03/03/2011)

S16E33

S16E33 : Rand Paul (aired on 03/07/2011)

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)
S16E34

S16E34 : Brian Christian (aired on 03/08/2011)

Author Brian Christian ('The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What…
S16E35

S16E35 : Aaron Eckhart (aired on 03/09/2011)

From 'Battle: Los Angeles,' actor Aaron Eckhart.
S16E36

S16E36 : Trey Parker & Matt Stone (aired on 03/10/2011)

'South Park,' creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
S16E37

S16E37 : Sarah Vowell (aired on 03/21/2011)

Author, "Unfamiliar Fishes." The author discusses her new book about American colonization of…
S16E38

S16E38 : T.J. English (aired on 03/22/2011)

The author of "The Savage City" discusses his new book about murder and corruption in New York City…
S16E39

S16E39 : Episode 39 (aired on 03/23/2011)

S16E40

S16E40 : Episode 40 (aired on 03/24/2011)

S16E41

S16E41 : Dr. Mansour O.El-Kikhia (aired on 03/28/2011)

Republicans want to lower the corporate tax rate, and Mansour O. El-Kikhia discusses Libya.
S16E42

S16E42 : Miguel Nicoleles (aired on 03/29/2011)

Joe Biden works the room at a war speech, and Miguel Nicolelis helps paralyzed people walk again.
S16E43

S16E43 : Jake Gyllenhaal (aired on 03/30/2011)

Republicans appeal to their narrow base, and Jake Gyllenhaal considers marrying a stranger.
S16E44

S16E44 : Norm Macdonald (aired on 03/31/2011)

CIA operatives might arm Libyan rebels, and Norm Macdonald wants to blow up his stupid high school.
S16E45

S16E45 : Billy Crystal (aired on 04/04/2011)

The comedian and actor discusses his role as a vampire in an upcoming Funny Or Die short.
S16E46

S16E46 : Colin Quinn (aired on 04/05/2011)

The comedian discusses his one-man Broadway show and special on HBO.
S16E47

S16E47 : Mike Huckabee (aired on 04/06/2011)

The former governor of Arkansas discusses his views on government, families and his latest book.
S16E48

S16E48 : Jamie Oliver (aired on 04/07/2011)

The chef talks about healthy cooking habits and the upcoming season of his Emmy-winning series.
S16E49

S16E49 : Foo Fighters (aired on 04/11/2011)

The rock band visits to perform a song from their latest album.
S16E50

S16E50 : Governor Deval Patrick (aired on 04/12/2011)

The governor of Massachusetts discusses his rise from poverty and what gives him hope for America's…
S16E51

S16E51 : Tracy Morgan (aired on 04/13/2011)

The actor and comedian discusses his role in the upcoming animated film.
S16E52

S16E52 : Ricky Gervais (aired on 04/14/2011)

The comedian talks about his new HBO special with Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Louis C.K.
S16E53

S16E53 : Gigi Ibrahim (aired on 04/25/2011)

John Oliver highlights royal wedding coverage, and Gigi Ibrahim talks about the Egyptian uprising.
S16E54

S16E54 : Elizabeth Warren (aired on 04/26/2011)

Olivia Munn looks into tiger mothering, and Elizabeth Warren wants to protect consumers.
S16E55

S16E55 : Bernie Sanders (aired on 04/27/2011)

Obama releases his long-form birth certificate, and Bernie Sanders fights for workers' rights.
S16E56

S16E56 : William Cohan (aired on 04/28/2011)

John Oliver talks to British taxpayers about the wedding, and William Cohan discusses Goldman Sachs.
S16E57

S16E57 : Philip K. Howard (aired on 05/02/2011)

The U.S. kills Osama bin Laden, and Philip K. Howard explains why the government can't make choices.
S16E58

S16E58 : Rachel Maddow (aired on 05/03/2011)

A royal wedding simulation reveals the consummation, and Rachel Maddow discusses Bin Laden's death.
S16E59

S16E59 : David Barton (aired on 05/04/2011)

The White House hides the Bin Laden photo, and David Barton discusses religion in the Constitution.
S16E60

S16E60 : Joe Meacham (aired on 05/05/2011)

Donald Trump steals the crazy oxygen from Sarah Palin, and Jon Meacham discusses the Civil War.
S16E61

S16E61 : Keira Knightley (aired on 05/09/2011)

Jason Jones visits the gayest city in America, and Keira Knightley learns about the Santorum.
S16E62

S16E62 : Will Ferrell (aired on 05/10/2011)

Republicans take credit for Bin Laden's death, and Will Ferrell simulates sex with a baseball bat.
S16E63

S16E63 : Albert Brooks (aired on 05/11/2011)

Common causes controversy, and Albert Brooks talks about his Kate Middleton obsession.
S16E64

S16E64 : Kristen Wiig (aired on 05/12/2011)

Newt Gingrich announces his candidacy on Twitter, and Kristen Wiig talks about "Bridesmaids."
S16E65

S16E65 : Jon Ronson (aired on 05/16/2011)

Osama bin Laden's porn stash is discovered, and Jon Ronson talks about psychopaths.
S16E66

S16E66 : Annie Jacobsen (aired on 05/17/2011)

Al Madrigal weighs in on immigration reform, and Annie Jacobsen talks about Area 51.
S16E67

S16E67 : Richard Beeman (aired on 05/18/2011)

Newt Gingrich outrages Republicans, and Richard Beeman discusses religion in government.
S16E68

S16E68 : Lisa P. Jackson (aired on 05/19/2011)

John Hodgman creates a Bin Laden conspiracy theory, and Lisa P. Jackson addresses EPA criticism.
S16E69

S16E69 : Jimmy Fallon (aired on 05/31/2011)

Sarah Palin takes a bus tour with her family, and Jimmy Fallon reads a thank you note.
S16E70

S16E70 : Bill Moyers (aired on 06/01/2011)

Donald Trump eats his pizza with a fork, and Bill Moyers discusses good journalism.
S16E71

S16E71 : Tim Tebow (aired on 06/02/2011)

Eric Cantor wants to justify tornado relief, and Tim Tebow talks about his missionary parents.
S16E72

S16E72 : Maziar Bahari (aired on 06/06/2011)

Sarah Palin offers her version of Paul Revere, and Maziar Bahari recounts his Iranian imprisonment.
S16E73

S16E73 : Fareed Zakaria (aired on 06/07/2011)

John Oliver promises to mock Anthony Weiner, and Fareed Zakaria discusses American labor.
S16E74

S16E74 : Larry King (aired on 06/08/2011)

Anthony Weiner apologizes to Bill Clinton, and Larry King prepares for his European stand-up tour.
S16E75

S16E75 : Howard Wasdin (aired on 06/09/2011)

Jon spins the penis wheel, and Howard Wasdin talks about SEAL Team Six.
S16E76

S16E76 : Alex Prud'homme (aired on 06/13/2011)

Nancy Pelosi calls on Anthony Weiner to resign, and Alex Prud'homme discusses water pollution.
S16E77

S16E77 : J.J. Abrams (aired on 06/14/2011)

Republican hopefuls gather for their second debate, and J.J. Abrams talks about writing for TV.
S16E78

S16E78 : Trey Parker & Matt Stone (aired on 06/15/2011)

Barack Obama visits Puerto Rico, and Trey Parker and Matt Stone become the Broadway establishment.
S16E79

S16E79 : Ray Nagin (aired on 06/20/2011)

Sam Bee reports on the smoking ban in NYC parks, and Ray Nagin discusses Hurricane Katrina.
S16E80

S16E80 : Cameron Diaz (aired on 06/21/2011)

PolitiFact checks Fox News for false statements, and Cameron Diaz removes Jon's stitches.
S16E81

S16E81 : Mitchell Zuckoff (aired on 06/22/2011)

Greece protests proposed austerity measures, and Mitchell Zuckoff recounts an unlikely WWII rescue.
S16E82

S16E82 : Bruce Headlam (aired on 06/23/2011)

John Hodgman battles hackers on their own turf, and Bruce Headlam discusses "Page One."
S16E83

S16E83 : Jennifer Aniston (aired on 06/27/2011)

New York legalizes gay marriage, and Jennifer Aniston talks about her movie, "Horrible Bosses."
S16E84

S16E84 : Louis C.K. (aired on 06/28/2011)

Rod Blagojevich has much to look forward to in prison, and Louis C.K. deconstructs fart jokes.
S16E85

S16E85 : Tom Hanks (aired on 06/29/2011)

Democrats and Republicans can't agree on the debt ceiling, and Tom Hanks discusses his movie "Larry…
S16E86

S16E86 : Bill Kristol (aired on 06/30/2011)

Mark Halperin calls Barack Obama a dick, and Bill Kristol discusses American war strategy in…
S16E87

S16E87 : Denis Leary (aired on 07/11/2011)

Aasif Mandvi finds out why America's birds are dying, and Denis Leary talks about potato Vodka.
S16E88

S16E88 : Kid Rock (aired on 07/12/2011)

China might repossess America if Republicans and Democrats don't come to an agreement over the debt…
S16E89

S16E89 : Matthew Richardson (aired on 07/13/2011)

Jerry Seinfeld helps Jon repress his urge to make gay jokes about Marcus Bachmann, and Matthew…
S16E90

S16E90 : Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry (aired on 07/14/2011)

The ongoing debt ceiling negotiations get heated, and Leroy Petry demonstrates his robotic hand.
S16E91

S16E91 : Daniel Radcliffe (aired on 07/18/2011)

Barack Obama breaks out his I-mean-business podium and sets a deadline to solve the debt ceiling…
S16E92

S16E92 : Pervez Musharraf (aired on 07/19/2011)

The Murdoch scandal turns ugly, and Pervez Musharraf enjoys a beverage and converses about Pakistan.
S16E93

S16E93 : Steve Carell (aired on 07/20/2011)

Rupert Murdoch throws his employees under the bus, his wife pummels a pie-wielding idiot, and Steve…
S16E94

S16E94 : Scott Miller (aired on 07/21/2011)

A battle for survival rages among GOP presidential candidates, Allen West doesn't hate women, and…
S16E95

S16E95 : Neil Patrick Harris (aired on 07/25/2011)

Wyatt Cenac proves his commitment to weather reporting, Samantha Bee and Jason Jones interview gay…
S16E96

S16E96 : Juan Williams (aired on 07/26/2011)

Barack Obama urges Americans to call their members of Congress about the debt crisis, and Juan…
S16E97

S16E97 : Rachel Weisz (aired on 07/27/2011)

Conservatives in America live a lonely life of persecution, and Rachel Weisz discusses filming "The…
S16E98

S16E98 : Peter Tomsen (aired on 07/28/2011)

Congressional Republicans try to rev support for John Boehner's debt ceiling plan with a clip from…
S16E99

S16E99 : Freida Pinto (aired on 08/01/2011)

Congress reaches a budget deal that Tea Partiers don't like, Jon salutes the troops he met in…
S16E100

S16E100 : Jason Bateman (aired on 08/02/2011)

Joe Biden charges his Secret Servicemen rent, Aasif Mandvi explores the effects of wind farming on…
S16E101

S16E101 : Austan Goolsbee (aired on 08/03/2011)

A congressional super committee answers America's prayers, Wyatt Cenac interprets public sentiment,…
S16E102

S16E102 : Dick Durbin (aired on 08/04/2011)

Jon gives Barack Obama a birthday present, Jason Jones survives a vasectomy, and Senator Dick…
S16E103

S16E103 : Mark Adams (aired on 08/08/2011)

America's credit gets downgraded, John Oliver tells the single greatest story he's ever heard, and…
S16E104

S16E104 : Jay Bahadur (aired on 08/09/2011)

Looters queue up in the U.K., Europe needs a war to cling to, and Jay Bahadur gets the pirates of…
S16E105

S16E105 : John Coffee (aired on 08/10/2011)

Wisconsin's populist-off comes to a head, Larry Wilmore wants Barack Obama to go blacker, and John…
S16E106

S16E106 : Michael Wallis (aired on 08/11/2011)

The Best F#@king News Team covers the Iowa straw poll, Megyn Kelly comes back fighting, and Michael…
S16E107

S16E107 : Ali Velshi (aired on 08/15/2011)

Michele Bachmann wins the Iowa straw poll, Rick Perry announces his presidential candidacy, and Ali…
S16E108

S16E108 : Matt Long (aired on 08/16/2011)

The media loves Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry hits on America, John Hodgman rethinks bookstores, and…
S16E109

S16E109 : Michael Steele (aired on 08/17/2011)

The media shifts its focus to Paul Ryan, John Oliver and Wyatt Cenac explore racial language in…
S16E110

S16E110 : Anne Hathaway (aired on 08/18/2011)

Warren Buffett enters the "class warfare" fray, Fitch downgrades New Jersey's credit rating, and…
S16E111

S16E111 : Buddy Roemer (aired on 09/06/2011)

The media scrutinizes Barack Obama's speech scheduling, James Hoffa Jr. upsets conservatives, and…
S16E112

S16E112 : Dr. Sanjay Gupta (aired on 09/07/2011)

Mitt Romney and Rick Perry battle it out, the U.S. Postal Service faces bankruptcy, and Dr. Sanjay…
S16E113

S16E113 : Marion Cotillard (aired on 09/08/2011)

GOP candidates square off at the presidential debate, Rick Perry rickrolls Mitt Romney, and Marion…
S16E114

S16E114 : Mike Mullen (aired on 09/12/2011)

Barack Obama hits congressional Republicans with his jobs speech, America should settle for a…
S16E115

S16E115 : Jim Lehrer (aired on 09/13/2011)

CNN and the Tea Party team up, Rick Perry gets a beatdown, and Jim Lehrer discusses the tensions of…
S16E116

S16E116 : Common (aired on 09/14/2011)

Dick Cheney's medical equipment humanizes him, the Democrats lose a congressional seat, and Common…
S16E117

S16E117 : Caroline Kennedy (aired on 09/15/2011)

Congress investigates the Solyndra scandal, Kristen Schaal unveils her pro-vagina campaign…
S16E118

S16E118 : Ron Suskind (aired on 09/20/2011)

Jason Jones reports on the end of "don't ask, don't tell"; Wyatt Cenac examines America's loss of…
S16E119

S16E119 : Mitch Daniels (aired on 09/21/2011)

Barack Obama presents his tax plan, the super rich risk extinction, and Mitch Daniels discusses the…
S16E120

S16E120 : Jennifer Granholm (aired on 09/22/2011)

John Oliver and Aasif Mandvi fight over sacred ground, Lewis Black evaluates the threats American…
S16E121

S16E121 : Ron Paul (aired on 09/26/2011)

Rick Santorum thinks sex is a non-issue, the GOP calls for Chris Christie to run for president, and…
S16E122

S16E122 : Seth Rogen (aired on 09/27/2011)

Barack Obama gets heckled in Hollywood, Larry Wilmore discusses the black vote, and Seth Rogen…
S16E123

S16E123 : Bill O'Reilly (aired on 09/28/2011)

Pundits interpret Chris Christie's message, Sarah Palin weighs the presidential pros and cons, and…
S16E124

S16E124 : Tony Bennett (aired on 09/29/2011)

An NYPD officer pepper-sprays protestors, the NRA unveils a conspiracy theory, and Tony Bennett…