John Oliver now has a sewage plant named after him
DANBURY, Conn. – Comedian John Oliver made a secret trip to Connecticut last week to help cut the ribbon on a sign naming a sewage treatment plant in his honor. Danbury's City Council voted earlier this month to rename the sewage plant “The John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant,” following a tongue-in-cheek battle that began with an expletive-filled rant against the city on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” in August. Mayor Mark Boughton responded to the attack by posting a video of himself at the sewage plant saying the city was going to name it after Oliver "because it’s full of crap just like you, John.”Oliver offered to donate $55,000 to local charities if Danbury actually followed through with the idea. Oliver shared a video of the ribbon-cutting on his show Sunday. “This place takes the worst that humanity can produce, and transforms it into something that we can live with,” Oliver said.
Connecticut city OKs renaming sewage plant for John Oliver
Every time residents of Danbury, Connecticut, flush, they will be sending their special deliveries to the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant. The City Council voted 18-1 Thursday night to rename the sewage plant after the comedian, who began a tongue-in-cheek battle with Danbury when he went on an expletive-filled rant against the city on HBO's “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” in August. He posted a video of himself at the sewage plant saying the city was going to name it after Oliver. Oliver upped the stakes on his Aug. 30 show by offering to donate $55,000 to local charities if Danbury actually followed through with renaming the plant. The mayor added he will be offering tours of the sewer plant for $500 donations to local food pantries.
City won't waste John Oliver's donation, on 1 condition
This video frame grab shows John Oliver from his "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" program on HBO, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (HBO via AP)DANBURY, Conn. A Connecticut city won't waste an opportunity to get a sizeable donation from comedian John Oliver about a weeks-long joke pertaining to the name of a sewage plant in the area. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said on WTNH-TV that he would accept Olivers challenge to name the citys sewage plant after him following Oliver's offer to donate $55,000 to local charities. If youre going to forget a town in Connecticut, why not forget Danbury? Oliver said. We are going to rename it the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant, the Republican mayor said.
John Oliver: Name sewage plant for me, I'll give to charity
DANBURY, Conn. Comedian John Oliver upped the stakes in a tongue-in-cheek spat with a Connecticut city, offering to donate $55,000 to charity if officials follow through on a joke to name its sewage treatment plant after him. Mayor Mark Boughton said last week that Danbury was going to rename the facility the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant, in response to Oliver's expletive-filled rant against the city on a recent episode of HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver." Because its full of crap just like you, John," Boughton said in a video posted on his Facebook page. But then he went off on another rant after playing a video of Boughton saying it was just a joke. Aw (expletive) you, Danbury, Oliver said.
City naming sewage plant after John Oliver
Danbury, Conn., Mayor Mark Boughton announced a tongue-in-cheek move posted on his Facebook page on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, to rename Danbury's local sewage treatment plant after Oliver following the comedian's expletive-filled rant about the city. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)DANBURY, Conn. A Connecticut town's officials are showing comedian John Oliver what they think about his expletive-filled rant about their city they're naming the local sewage treatment plant after him. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton announced the tongue-in-cheek move in a video posted on his Facebook page on Saturday that shows him at the plant. We are going to rename it the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant, the Republican mayor says. And, oh by the way, thanks for showing that Amazon video, Boughton says to Oliver at the end of the video.