John Oliver on stadium lunacy
On a recent episode of his popular comedic commentary program Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took time to tackle the issue of publicly financed stadiums for privately owned sports teams. Not surprisingly, San Diego was one of his subjects, in particular, a pro-financing rap song that included the lyrics, "San Diego, the finest city/ San Diego, the second-largest city."
Apparently, the sheer limpness of the boast proved too easy a target for the British wag to resist. Later in the piece, Oliver delivered a motivational halftime speech to distraught Charger fans, crying out, "You're the second-largest city in California! You're a solid number two!"
Charger fans took to Twitter to protest, calling the bit "a crappy joke," and saying that Oliver "stinks" as a comedian.