When we last heard from John Oliver, the British comic (who holds American citizenship) stopped at Seth Meyers’ show to poke fun at the UK’s “10 days of forced mourning” for the late queen Queen Elizabeth II — which he also did in his Emmy Award-winning HBO series Last week Tonightwith some exploits in King Charles III and Prime Minister Liz Truss for good measure.
After a week off, Oliver is back Last week Tonight on Sunday and start things off by taking a few pictures at Adam Levine, Maroon 5’s frontman cho his embarrassing but exaggerated sex scandal“We also learned that Adam Levine is just as bad at sexting texting as he is when he comes up with meaningful tattoos.”
Oliver saved more for President Joe Biden on his recent statement that the COVID-19 pandemic is “over”.
“That’s not just irresponsible—it’s total bullshit,” Oliver blurted out. “You can’t just declare something and make it happen. If I declare, ‘The Queen is alive,’ that doesn’t come true. We all know she’s in the afterlife right now looking at Diana.”
Oliver then turned things over to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a goofy, opportunist who had recently sent two planes carrying about 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, using helpless people – including including some young children – be political pawns before the midterm elections.
“If this sounds like a stunt done for Fox News, you are absolutely right. But it could also have been done via Fox News,” Oliver explained. “Because just two months ago, Tucker Carlson did a segment that showed the whiteness of Martha’s Vineyard, and he had this interesting proposition.”
He then moved on to a segment where Carlson said of Martha’s Vineyard on his Fox News show, “They’re begging for more diversity. Why not send migrants there — in large numbers? Let’s start with 300,000 and work up from there. “
“Looks like DeSantis just took that idea and went with it. So I guess what they say: Good artists borrow, great artists steal, and racist governors take their ideas and scold them with the found human shoe. saw at the scene a cruel death,” Oliver joked.
Oliver continued: “This stunt is both grim and deeply cynical – especially when migrants are said to be lured there with empty promises of jobs and housing, and even were also given fliers listing government support for which they were not eligible.”
And, as Oliver pointed out, the fake promotional materials that DeSantis’ team drafted and misled the migrants even included a “fake” Massachusetts state flag that a random person posted on network because “currently blowing.”
“Nothing that says, ‘I’m against illegal immigration and human trafficking,’ is pretty much the same as making fake documents to smuggle people across the border,” Oliver said.