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John Oliver has already promised to give viewers insight on major news stories happening around the world…“eventually.” Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which eschews the 24-hour news cycle for a weekly series that curates the top stories – or at least those with the best punch lines – from the previous seven days, is set to premiere April 27 at 11 p.m. ET on HBO.

Until then, the show has posted a few new clips that provide a glimpse at the kind of humor we can expect from the Daily Show alum’s new venture. The two videos feature Last Week web producer Josh Gondelman and parody the GOP’s recent ad campaign targeting hipsters, women and minorities:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdQCtWlhx90

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q7esuODnQI

And for comparison, here are the original commercials:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PulUKsICY9o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9qLYZPAQB8

Originally posted March 21 2014 — 11:55 AM EDT

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