Entertainment John Oliver offers remedies to New Year's Eve blues Comedian John Oliver performs onstage at the 8th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 5, 2014 in New York City. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Monica Schipper By IVAN PEREIRA firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 December 29, 2014 8:35 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email Attention, anyone who believes New Year's Eve is a colossal letdown: John Oliver feels your pain. The comedian posted a special web segment of his show "Last Week Tonight" online Monday where he ripped New Year's, which he dubbed "the worst," for bringing misery and stress to people all over the world. "New Year's Eve is like the death of a pet. You know it's going to happen but somehow you're never really prepared for how truly awful it is," he said. Oliver offered some excuses to avoid the drunken parties and stress on Dec. 31: Tell your friends your cousin is sick (make up a disease) or just say you're having a cleanse. Alternatively, you could blow off New Year's celebrations completely by watching all five "Die Hard" movies. By IVAN PEREIRA email@example.com @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.