The host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” tracked Danbury on his August 16 show during a section on jury races. In Oliver’s anti-Danbury rant, the host noted he knew only three things about the city of Connecticut: “USA Today ranked it the second best city to live in in 2015. It was once the center of the American hat industry, and if you are So from there you have a constant invitation to let John Oliver beat you up, including kids, (expletively) you, “Oliver said.
“We’re going to rename it the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant,” Mayor Boughton said on the Aug 22 video with the plant behind him. “Why? Because it’s full of (expletive) things just like you, John.”
A second Olivery tirade about Danbury followed, after which Oliver said he would donate $ 55,000 to charities in the City of Connecticut if the mayor keeps his vow to name the sewage plant after him. If Boughton didn’t respond, Oliver threatened to donate the money to neighboring towns.
“Don’t do that to Danbury,” warned Oliver.
The Mayor of Danbury accepted on Sunday, but on one condition.
If the host didn’t take the offer, Boughton said he had already spoken to the “two Jimmys and with Noah” and referred to nightly rivals Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah.
Oliver has not responded yet. His show lasts two weeks.