The announcement is the most recent volley in a disagreement between the host of HBO’s Final Week Tonight and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton.
A Connecticut metropolis gained’t waste a possibility to get a sizeable donation from comic John Oliver a few weeks-long joke pertaining to the title of a sewage plant within the space.
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton mentioned on WTNH-TV that he would settle for Oliver’s problem to call the town’s sewage plant after him following Oliver’s provide to donate $55,000 to native charities.
However Boughton mentioned there was one stipulation to the ability’s renaming.
“We do have one very particular situation. You will need to come right here to Danbury and be bodily current after we minimize the ribbon,” he mentioned in a Fb video posted on Sunday.
The announcement was the most recent volley in a disagreement between the host of HBO’s Final Week Tonight with John Oliver and Boughton after Oliver first bashed Danbury on an August 16 throughout a phase on racial disparities in jury choice that was really targeted on different areas of Connecticut.
“When you’re going to overlook a city in Connecticut, why not overlook Danbury?” Oliver mentioned. He completed his rant with a taunt: “When you’re from there, you may have a standing invite to return get a thrashing from John Oliver — youngsters included.”
Boughton adopted up with an August 22 Fb publish that confirmed the mayor in entrance of the town’s sewage plant. “We’re going to rename it the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant,” the Republican mayor mentioned. “Why? As a result of it’s filled with crap similar to you, John.”
Oliver raised the stakes on his August 30 present by providing to donate $55,000 to Danbury-area charities if officers adopted by on naming the plant after him.
The comic performed a video of Boughton saying the provide was a joke and mentioned, “Wait, so that you’re not doing it?” Oliver mentioned he hadn’t recognized that he needed his title on the sewage plant “however now that you simply floated it as an choice, it’s all that I would like.”
A message looking for touch upon Boughton’s demand that Oliver attend the ribbon-cutting was despatched to Oliver’s supervisor.
It was unclear why Oliver first singled out Danbury, a metropolis of about 80,000 in Fairfield County that was as soon as a hatmaking middle.