John Oliver has carved out a unique place among the comedy show genre with his HBO show.
His show, Last Week Tonight, has placed itself somewhere between the Daily Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, and an investigative news show. The last few weeks, he's really been hitting it out of the park.
Take for example this offering from his latest show. In it, he takes up the cause for LGBT rights and argues that the federal government should write it into code. It's really an excellent segment that takes up the cause for LGBT rights and against things like RFRA.