In anticipation of this week’s vote on a proposed law against torture, drafted by Sens. John McCain and Dianne Feinstein, HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” host gave an impassioned monologue Sunday on the Senate Committee Report on Torture. Oliver explained that while torture seems like a great tool in movies and television shows such as “24,” which glorify so-called enhanced interrogation techniques, the truth about torture is that it’s neither humane nor effective.

In case you haven’t had a chance to read the report, the comedian also had actress Helen Mirren record a reading of the most grotesque parts of the text, which you can listen to in the video below.

—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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