If John Oliver wasn’t already a well-known figure in Trinidad and Tobago, four minutes on Tuesday night turned him into a household name.
The Last Week Tonight host has been having a field day with FIFA’s widespread corruption scandal. But downing a Bud Light Lime on his show in the wake of Sepp Blatter’s resignation isn’t all he’s doing to right the wrongs in his beloved sport.
After getting his hands on former FIFA vice president Jack Warner’s lengthy and incoherent video – which the indicted exec aired during time he purchased on Trinidad and Tobago’s TV6, and hilariously threatened to drag literally everyone involved in the corruption down to the depths of hell with him – Oliver decided to offer up a rebuttal, buying time of his own on the channel (and interrupting a rerun of Mike & Molly in the process).
Oliver used his four minutes of Trinidadian TV to beg Warner to release absolutely everything in his possession, probably because he wants more juicy details to make fun of on his show. With stories like how Chuck Blazer rented a $6,000-per-month apartment in New York’s Trump Tower solely for his cats, though, who can blame him?
In typical Oliver fashion, he also worked in some fighting words before his segment came to a close.
“Right now, Jack, everybody hates you,” Oliver said, hoping that Warner was glued to his television waiting for another episode of Mike & Molly to start. “I mean, literally everybody. I think it’s something to do with you seeming like an absolutely terrible human being.”
I’m sure I speak for HBO in saying that was money well spent.