Bedford comedian in toxic row with American mayor

John Oliver (Image: Neil Grabowsky / Montclair Film Festival)
John Oliver (Image: Neil Grabowsky / Montclair Film Festival)

Former Bedford school boy John Oliver has been handed a stinking insult from the city of Danbury, Connecticut, after it announced plans to name a sewage plant after him.

Oliver, who attended Mark Rutherford School, hosts ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver ‘on HBO. He recently broadcast an expletive filled monologue about the US city.

In a recent episode the comedian criticised the jury selection process for lack of diversity in two Connecticut towns, Hartford and New Britain.

But in an apparent unrelated aside, he added: “Because, if you’re going to forget a town in Connecticut, why not forget Danbury?…”

It’s not known why he chose to do add Danbury to the monologue.

Now, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has retaliated by announcing plans to rename the City Of Danbury’s Sewer Plant the ‘John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant’.

Speaking on Facebook he explained: “Why? Because it’s full of crap, just like you, John.”

Oliver had previously made fun of Boughton and other mayors after they released videos trying to pursued Amazon to chose their cities and towns for the location of their second world headquarters.

Boughton’s draws attention to this in this new video, saying: “And, oh by the way, thanks for showing that Amazon video, we did get Amazon here in Danbury.”

John Oliver has yet to comment on the ‘honour’

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