John Oliver is a left wing TV host who grew out of the liberal Stephen Colbert show on Comedy Central.
Now he does his own obnoxious know-it-all show on HBO.
During a recent segment, he attacked the city of Danbury in Connecticut.
Now the city is fighting back by naming a sewage plant after him. Hilarious.
The Hill reports:
Connecticut city says it’s naming sewage plant after comedian John Oliver
A Connecticut city announced Saturday that it’s naming its sewage treatment plant after HBO comedian John Oliver, who he criticized the town on his show.
Danbury, Conn., Mayor Mark Boughton (R) revealed the city’s plans on Facebook as he stood in front of the plant in response to Oliver’s expletive-filled slam on the city.
“We are going to rename it the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant,” the mayor said. “Why? Because it’s full of crap just like you, John.”
During a segment on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” the comedian discussed the racial disparities in jury selection and reports that residents of the Connecticut cities of Hartford and New Britain were excluded from selection.
“If you’re going to forget a town in Connecticut, why not forget Danbury?” he said. “Because, and this is true, f— Danbury. From its charming railway museum to its historic Hearthstone Castle, Danbury, Conn., can eat my whole ass.”
Good for the city of Danbury for pushing back on this jerk.
— juliee cash 💰 (@CashJuliee) August 24, 2020
Here’s a local news report:
Coming up on @ctcapitolreport: The panel reacts to @MayorMark's retaliation against @iamjohnoliver's comments about the City of Danbury in a recent episode of HBO's "Last Week Tonight." Watch the full discussion, Sunday at 10a on News 8. pic.twitter.com/R8ahbkyJiq
— WTNH News 8 (@WTNH) August 22, 2020
Well played, Danbury.