THE OPEN OF THE SHOW AKA THE FIRST BIT
LAST WEEK TONIGHT
John Oliver is a British comedian with an understated and wickedly clever sense of humor. For his new show, the Last Week Tonight crew asked Kelli and Trollbäck + Co. to re-think the news parody show open and emphasize what sets John apart: an international approach, a show airing once a week, and the ability to curse freely on HBO.
Inspired by curiosity cabinets and encyclopedic visual reference books, Kelli + team created a set of fake Latin labels and iconic imagery of cultural, political and social topics. The open is set up as a modular system with embedded “easter eggs” that can be updated regularly to reflect current events. Favorites so far are “Putin Head” aka “Adversarius Maximus” and the Missile aka “Penne Envious.”