It is widely recognised that Stephen Hawking has one of the sharpest minds on the planet, and it turns out that includes a brilliant sense of comic timing.

Stephen Hawking is a genius, we all know that, even if you don't understand a single word that he has written in his books that explain his complex theories on time, string theory and space, and John Oliver went to interview him recently for a new feature on his weekly show where he chats to the greatest minds in the world.

Obviously, Oliver is a comedian so he decided to have a bit of a laugh with Hawking, but it turns out that the smartest man on the planet also has a razor sharp wit, and he gives Oliver a good old fashioned pwning, to use the parlance of our times.

Oliver takes it all in good spirit of course, but it's just another reason why we think Stephen Hawking is the absolute business.