Boris bloody Johnson – good one, United Kingdom.
Last week, the scraggly-haired Johnson was named the UK’s Prime Minister, which included a meeting with the Queen and other formalities.
That was preceded by his infamous ‘DUDE’ speech, which was somewhat hilarious in its idiocy.
After three weeks off, John Oliver and Last Week Tonight returned with a bang, focusing on how Johnson has succeeded – “not despite his bumbling persona, but often because of it”.
It’s true – these days, having wild hair and sounding like a bumbling idiot seems to be a sound political strategy,
We thoroughly enjoyed Trevor Noah taking the mickey out of Johnson last month, but John’s gone one better.
A taster via Mashable:
Oliver roasts everything from Johnson’s hair and the Olympic flying-fox incident (low-hanging, but always juicy, comedy fruit) and his hobbies (you may or may not recall the cardboard bus interview), to his artfully rumpled personal style (“a cartoon Englishman who dresses like a raccoon that just emerged from David Foster Wallace’s trash”).
“Right there is the key to Boris Johnson: presenting his own lack of preparation so charmingly that you actually doubt he’s unprepared, but he is,” says Oliver. “[…] His bumbling persona is actually a carefully calibrated act.” That’s barely halfway through the 22-minute segment, and it gets better.
It’s a truly savage and clinical takedown in classic Oliver style, and it’s a must-watch, whether you know what a “no-deal Brexit” is or not.
Like we said, make a little time and settle in for the roasting, and be sure to check out the spot-on Hugh Grant impression at the 19-minute mark:
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