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John Oliver on John Key

Written By: - Date published: 10:21 am, March 5th, 2016 - 18 comments
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John Oliver on John Key:

Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver says ‘gigantic clown’ John Key makes great TV

US television host John Oliver has admitted to a “deep fascination” with John Key – and appealed for Kiwi audiences to find him even more footage of the prime minister to mock on his satirical news show.

In an interview with Stuff, Oliver said there were two reasons for Key’s appeal.

“The first is that New Zealand itself is a genuinely interesting country; the second is that John Key is a very odd human being. It’s like a clown car in a circus parade. The car itself is fascinating, but the clown is really the thing that draws your eye. And John Key is nothing if not a gigantic clown.”

Hah Hah NZ – joke’s on us!

18 comments on “John Oliver on John Key ”

  1. greywarshark 1

    Some entertainers make a lot of money., JK places money ahead of other considerations and goals, and so do National. JK is the perfect person for them, and vice versa, and there is room for a bit of vice in there. If it works for JK then he is prepared to do the hard yards and play the fool, or whatever it takes. It is all a magician’s trick, and the credulous, wilfully blind, the democracy deniers and greedy graspers, are happy to watch the show.

  2. weka 2

    Interesting spin from Stuff. I think they completely missed that Oliver thinks Key is an embarassment as the leader of a nation. Let’s all have a chortle about funny old Key instead, good lad.

    • UncookedSelachimorpha 2.1

      Yes, it is spin in Key’s favour. I love JO and he always has quality social and political commentary among the laughs. He is in fact fairly scathing of Key, especially ponytailgate.

  3. ropata 3

    it would be funny if it wasn’t so tragic for all thekids in poverty, Cantabrians with wrecked houses, West coasters killed in mines, and Aucklanders living in bunk rooms and cars … it’s just a game to fjk and his collaborators

    but yeah there’s no shortage of embarrassing public pratfalls by our beloved PM
    falling off stage
    incoherent mumbling as he makes up shit
    three way handshakes
    sculling beer with prince harry
    mincing on the catwalk
    gay red shirt
    leering over liz hurley
    shame on letterman
    shame on the bbc with 100% bullshit
    selfies with max
    hair pulling
    mates with slater farrar and odgers (yuk!)
    cuddling up to all blacks
    being a yuppie tosser in the 80s
    probably contributing to the crash of 87
    doing LIBOR currency shit with Merrill Lynch
    200+ documented lies while in office
    dodgy back room deals with giant corporations

  4. tc 4

    Distract, divert, diffuse and have the DP machine smear, agitate and dog whistle in tandem.

    The joke is on us, our kids their kids etc and this beautiful bountiful country that’s been sold out from under us all.

  5. Sanctuary 5

    Mr. Oliver is British, and I sense that he has worked out his cultural cousins need a hand. Give him the ammunition, and the arsenal of democracy will do the rest.

  6. Incognito 6

    John Oliver loves his KFC and wants to more to feed it.

    KFC=Key Fascination Condition, not to be confused with KDS or KDC.

  7. adam 7

    Key is our Trump.

    It’s Vundabar!!

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