English savaged by John Oliver

Written By: - Date published: 9:10 pm, May 15th, 2017 - 15 comments
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You know that old saying about not picking a fight with someone who buys printer’s ink by the barrel? If not, Bill, you really should look it up…

15 comments on “English savaged by John Oliver”

  1. greywarshark 1

    I think that pizza should have had grated cheese on it to provide that balance the good diet needs. Isn’t that a great example of trying to talk down to the masses that John Key did so well.

    The peoples never thought why is that sleek swimming pool seal from that fancy aquarium doing those circus tricks? And probably they won’t twig to why Bill is being filmed taking his manly form down and up paths, seen from a long distance away and then making pizzas. Or says he is. I suppose being very religious he can’t be seen swigging alcohol from a bottle, but look out for the next interesting condescension from the high table.

  2. The decrypter 2

    Naa-not at all savaged, just a wee bit of banter that comes with this job. Johns got his job to do as have I, –and the National team. In reality he would love to, and maybe will one day come to live in in our paradise. H’d be most welcome by ordinary day to day fair minded kiwis.

  3. newsense 3

    I almost think this is part of a paid for PR campaign. After all JK went on Leterman right? This results in lots of humanising soft ball coverage here and shared videos and almost none of it about campaign issues.

    I mean I don’t think any of this has hurt Joyce, English or Key.

    runs and makes pizza? Wicked sick burns must have the PM make over team high fiving.

  4. Tamati Tautuhi 4

    Bill English really needs to go on the John Oliver Show, it would be great marketing for National for the up coming 2017 Election ?

    • Sacha 4.1

      byo dildo.

    • AmaKiwi 4.2

      The tourism industry hates this. They promote us as a high quality destination with fresh quality foods, fine cuisine, and prize wining wines. Would you like more tinned pineapple on your Fonterra-cheese-free tinned spaghetti pizza?

      Back to the sticks with English, the country bumpkin.

  5. Not bothering to try to intellectualize it , Olivers dry razor English wit ( no pun intended) always has me laughing and smirking in agreement. It has been a long , long time since we have had such naked ( again no pun intended ) raw sending up of politicians and their party’s in this country . McPhail and Gadsby being one of the last.

    One of the first casualties in ‘a thug quasi totalitarian’ state is political comedy and satire .

    And that sentence gains even more validity in light of Ngaro’s recent thug threatening of the Salvation Army , John Campbell and Willie Jackson.

    Nothing to hide , nothing to fear?

    Then give us back our funds for a truly free state media so we can bring back our comedians – they have a backlog of 33 years of neo liberalism as material to have us all in stitches with.

    • Tamati Tautuhi 5.1

      McPhail and Gadsby would have been locked up along time ago under this regime.

    • Sacha 5.2

      NZ’s intellectual property laws do not have protection for parody or satire, unlike the US. Media have responded accordingly to manage their risk of being sued by thin-skinned pollies. Gareth Hughes had a member’s bill to fix that a few years back without success.

    • Richard Christie 5.3

      Olivers dry razor English wit ( no pun intended) always has me laughing and smirking in agreement.

      Each to his own, I find his humour weak and mostly puerile. It is often scatological and full of pre-pubescent double entendre.

      All the same, I appreciate and agree with most of his social and political comment.

      But his humour, not so much, I left that behind in the third form.

  6. Tamati Tautuhi 6

    Oliver is quite clever really hope he covers the NZ Election it could be quite interesting ?

  7. Sanctuary 7

    Oliver’s piece is a timely reminder of how tamed and sycophantic our local media entertainment is. This countries democracy is screaming out for ego puncturing political comedy.

  8. dv 8

    I am surprised he hasn’t done a piece on Burrows and Bennet dildo defence for running over the foot of a protester.

  9. adam 9


    Love to John Oliver.

    Just so darn funny.

    That said, loving how the Tory fan boys and trolls are trying it on, on the YouTube comments section.

  10. Enough is Enough 10

    He is quite brilliant isn’t he.

    He has turned something reasonably benign and boring into comedy gold.

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