John Oliver: Every Single 2016 Candidate ‘Would Be, Tragically, Good for Comedy’


If you’ve watched any of John Oliver‘s Last Week Tonight, you know the HBO host has a pretty bleak view of American politics, so it comes as no surprise that he finds great tragedy in the comedy of the upcoming presidential election.

Oliver spoke with reporters at the Veterans Day Concert for Valor yesterday, and one reporter asked him about 2016. Oliver clearly wasn’t terribly interested in discussing it, but did have one thought nonetheless:

And seeing as how Oliver’s managed to wring comedy out of some of the most tragic issues of the day, maybe American elections will end up being one of the least upsetting things he ends up joking about…

Oliver did also get to talk about more substantive issues, like how he considers the Veterans Affairs administration to be a “navigational nightmare.” (Oliver’s wife Kate is an Iraq War veteran.)

[h/t HuffPost]
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