John Oliver Does An Olympic-Level Roast Of Rio Coverage

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By now, we’re all pretty aware of the mounting problems that have plagued Rio during this Olympic season. So it was refreshing to see “Last Week Tonight” with John Oliver as he turned his brand of humor to something even more depressing: actual news coverage of the Olympic parade of nations. Oliver took aim at the anchors, who devoted too much time describing the problems facing individual nations as they entered, showing several examples to highlight this point.

The most damning clip came when athletes from Sudan entered, and all the anchors could think to say was:

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All Oliver could do was react like this:

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Oliver then set his sights on Brazil’s acting president Michel Temer, who was greeted with a chorus of boos when he declared the official open to the games.

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Oliver mined Temer for laughs, which was easy, considering the fact that Michel is both an amateur poet and also married to someone 42-years his junior. So please do yourself a favor and check out the poetry and John Oliver.

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