In Connecticut, John Oliver is now No. 2 in comedy.
The Danbury Metropolis Council voted this week to call a sewer plant after the potty-mouthed “Final Week Tonight” comic as a response to him making the city the butt of his jokes.
“Congratulations, Mr. Oliver,” the town’s mayor, Mark Boughton mentioned, in response to the Information-Instances. “You now have a poop plant named after you.”
Native lawmakers voted 18 to 1 on Thursday evening to approve the “John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant” after the British funnyman went on a curse-laced comedic rant, calling the suburb mind-numbingly uninteresting again in August.
“If you will neglect a city in Connecticut, why not neglect Danbury as a result of — and that is true — f–okay Danbury,” Oliver mentioned on the section, which aired Aug. 16.
It’s nonetheless not clear why Oliver selected to single-out Danbury — however he sarcastically quipped that the suburb boasts a “charming railway museum” and a “historic Hearthstone Fortress” earlier than declaring: “Danbury Connecticut can eat my complete a—.”
He added, “[It’s] a tragic, empty void the place hope goes to die.”
The week after the present aired, Boughton pooh-poohed the comic as he floated the sewer plant concept.
“We’re going to rename [the facility] the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant,” Boughton mentioned in a Fb video. “Why? As a result of it’s filled with crap identical to you, John.”
Oliver responded on Aug. 30 by difficult the city to do it — and providing to donate $55,000 to native charities if it truly adopted by way of.
“Now that you simply floated it as an possibility, it’s all that I would like,” Oliver mentioned.
Town council quickly acquired roughly 100 letters in assist of the title — however some council members weren’t satisfied on Thursday.
Councilman John Esposito mentioned that whereas Oliver’s jokes clearly stink, he can’t assist the brand new sewer title.
“I personally don’t discover something humorous about insulting our group,” he mentioned after voting towards it. “Sorry to be a celebration pooper right here. That’s simply actually how I really feel.”
However councilman Roberto Alves delighted in taking the piss out of Oliver.
“This was a much-needed snort,” council member Roberto Alves advised the paper. “If John Oliver desires a poop manufacturing unit named after him, in his personal phrases, ‘cool.’ ”
Different metropolis officers, together with deputy company counsel Laslo Pinter, mentioned the title ought to be thought-about purely “ceremonial.”
Reps for Oliver and HBO didn’t return requests for remark Friday.
With Publish Wires