John Oliver is one of the classic comedian/political critics who has made a living out of making plenty of viewers laugh over the years. The comedian is continuing to make headlines especially with some asking what responsibility he feels for Donald Trump’s Republican campaign run. So, we decided to celebrate all of the accomplishments by looking at the 15 Greatest John Oliver Quotes.
Oliver is a season late night television host and his Last Week Tonight show is a big hit with viewers and critics alike. The varying topics of discussion from politics to plain ole comedic situations are his forte and continue to allow him to perform at his best.
John Oliver has plenty of quotes that are both very honest and insanely hilarious. You can check out our round up of the 15 Greatest John Oliver Quotes below.
15 Greatest John Oliver Quotes
“You don’t need people’s opinion on a fact. You might as well have a poll asking: ‘Which number is bigger, 15 or 5?’ or ‘Do owls exist?’ or ‘Are there hats?'”
“It was like falling in love with a girl who was just throwing up all over herself — softly holding her hair back and whispering to her that everything was going to be alright. To me, that’s what the last eight years were like, here in America: projectile vomiting all over yourself as the rest of the world rubbed your back, saying, ‘Sssshhh, that’s it. Let it all out.'”
“Australia turns out to be a sensational place, albeit one of the most comfortably racist places I’ve ever been in. They’ve really settled into their intolerance like an old resentful slipper.”
“Drug companies are a bit like high school boyfriends, they’re much more concerned with getting inside you than being effective once they’re in there.”
“I took a tip from your history books, and, the day after election day, I got a truckload of Dr. Pepper and just drove it straight into Boston Harbor. See how you like your favorite beverage being drowned.”
“Stand-up comedy seems like a terrifying thing. Objectively. Before anyone has done it, it seems like one of the most frightening things you could conceive, and there’s just no shortcut – you just have to do it.”
“I’m always interested in audience interaction. Not so much aggressive audience interaction – I’m genuinely interested in how people see things.”
“The Confederate flag is one of those things that should only be seen on t-shirts, belt buckles and bumper stickers to help the rest of us identify the worst people in the world.”
“Next time there’s a riot somewhere in the world, don’t fire tear gas at people like they’re animals, just release Mike Tyson from the back of a truck so he can walk amongst the crowd and watch people jump back and part like the Red Sea going, ‘Holy s**t! This has gotten out of hand.'”
“My family is from Liverpool, so I have some of those vowel sounds, I’ve got the slack tone of someone from Birmingham, and then I was raised in Bedford, which is just north of London. So my accent, if it’s possible, makes even less sense to a Brit than to an American.”
“Once you learn how to make people laugh, then you get to choose exactly how you want to make them laugh.”
“Having a human conversation is not something I’ve had any training in either as a comedian or as, you know, a human being.”
“I’m like oysters; a few people claim they’re a delicacy, but most people find the idea of putting one in their mouth disgusting.”