Oliver raised the stakes on his August 30 show by offering to donate $55,000 to Danbury-area charities if officials followed through on naming the plant after him. This video frame grab shows John Oliver from his "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" program on HBO, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. “And we are going to rename it the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant. Capitol Report: ‘Last Week Tonight”s John Oliver delivers smackdown about Danbury, mayor fires back Capitol Report . Danbury, a city in Connecticut state of the United States, has renamed a sewage plant after John Oliver following a spat between the comedian and the town’s mayor. I know exactly three things about Danbury: 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’re from there, you got a standing invite to come get a thrashing from John Oliver, children included. Danbury, Connecticut, OKs renaming its sewage plant for John Oliver — who went on an expletive-filled rant against the city Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, right, announced the move on Facebook on Saturday. Danbury, Connecticut Mayor Mark Boughton is fighting back after John Oliver mocked his town on "Last Week". Oliver said he hadn't known that he wanted his name on the sewage plant "but now that you floated it as an option, it is all that I want.". John Oliver is putting the pressure on Danbury, Connecticut, city officials to make good their tongue-in-cheek threat to name a sewage plant in his honor. John Oliver is putting the pressure on Danbury, Connecticut, city officials to make good their tongue-in-cheek threat to name a sewage plant in his honor.. Should you choose not to take us up on this offer … we certainly have something we've named after you – your own personal porta potty – the John Oliver ----house. The host also ripped Boughton and other American mayors in 2017 over videos they made trying to draw Amazon to their towns. John Oliver has now had a sewer plant named after him, to add to his long list of achievements. Boston medical conference led to 300,000 COVID-19 cases, Biden facing pressure to pick Rep. Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary, Biden to nominate Tai for trade rep and McDonough for veterans affairs, Second gentleman to teach entertainment law at Georgetown, Biden introduces his pick to lead Defense Department, NAACP calls on Biden to appoint a racial equity adviser, Biden to nominate Marcia Fudge to lead HUD, Biden vows to distribute 100 million vaccine doses within first 100 days. "Now look – don't Oliver this up. The Danbury Wastewater Treatment Plant is now officially the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant after residents weighed in with their support and the … “Danbury Connecticut can eat my whole ass.” To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is firing back at John Oliver a week after the comedian took some shots at Danbury on his HBO show “Last Week Tonight.” During a … Video frame grab shows John Oliver from his "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" program on HBO on August 30, 2020. ... “If you’re gonna forget a town in Connecticut, why not forget Danbury?” Oliver asked. John Oliver Secretly Visits Danbury For Sewage Plant Renaming - Danbury, CT - The host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight" called the sewer plant named … It started during a segment where the comedian brought up Danbury … So Mr. Oliver: Come on up to Danbury. DANBURY — HBO comedian John Oliver was six minutes into a Sunday night broadcast decrying the lack of minority representation in juries when he launched into an unusual nonsequitur. Because it’s full of crap just like you, John.” Oliver raised the stakes on his Aug. 30 show by offering to donate $55,000 to Danbury-area charities if officials followed through on … New York Daily News | Oct 20, 2020 at 10:09 AM . After months of back and forth between Last Week Tonight's John Oliver and Mayor Mark Boughton, the HBO star has agreed to come to the Hat City … First published on September 7, 2020 / 6:32 AM. Oliver and the city of Danbury, Connecticut, have been going back-and … John Oliver Has Danbury, Connecticut Sewer Plant Named After Him October 20, 2020 at 10:32 am Filed Under: Connecticut , Danbury , HBO , John Oliver , Local TV Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, right, announced the move on Facebook on Saturday. “If you are going to forget a town in Connecticut, why not forget Danbury because, and this is true, fuck Danbury,” Oliver began his rant on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, citing issues with jurors in a few Connecticut towns including Danbury. F**k you.” John Oliver offers to donate $55,000 if Danbury actually names sewer plant after him By Brittany Bowker Globe Staff, Updated August 31, 2020, 10:12 a.m. Email to a Friend DANBURY – John Oliver has asked Mayor Mark Boughton to follow up on his joke to rename a city wastewater treatment plant after the comedian. HuffPost is part of Verizon Media. In the midst … The Danbury City Council voted this week to name a sewer plant after the potty-mouthed “Last Week Tonight” comedian as … Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. / CBS/AP. If you're a fan of HBO's 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' you may have caught last Sunday's episode. The feud between the Mayor of Danbury Mark Boughton and Oliver came to a point where Oliver talked about Danbury on his TV show. DANBURY, Conn. — A Connecticut city won’t waste an opportunity to get a sizeable donation from comedian John Oliver about a weeks-long joke pertaining to the name of a sewage plant in the area. The dust storm began on the Aug. 16 episode of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” in which the eponymous host offered a segment highlighting problems with the jury selection system. "We do have one very specific condition. Comedian John Oliver quietly comes to Danbury for sewer plant naming. It was unclear why Oliver first singled out Danbury, a city of about 80,000 in Fairfield County that was once a hatmaking center. Oliver and the city of Danbury, Connecticut, have been going back-and … ", Boughton followed up with an August 22 Facebook post that showed the mayor in front of the city's sewage plant. The announcement was the latest volley in a war of words between the host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" and Boughton after Oliver first bashed Danbury on an August 16 during a segment on racial disparities in jury selection that was actually focused on other areas of Connecticut. On Aug. 22, Danbury, Conn., Mayor Mark Boughton announced a tongue-in-cheek move posted on his Facebook page to rename Danbury's local sewage treatment plant after Oliver following the comedian's expletive-filled rant about the city. A "feud" between John Oliver, host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver," and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton results in some publicity for the city – and cash for Connecticut charities. The Connecticut city formerly best known as “dirty Danbury” – perhaps previously best known for the name of the nearby women’s prison where “Orange is the New Black”‘s author served her sentence – is back in the headlines this week after announcing that it plans to name its new sewage treatment plant after HBO comedian John Oliver. "Fifty-five thousand dollars? Danbury, Connecticut will name sewage plant after John Oliver But we can't help but wonder where this rivalry came … DANBURY — John Oliver has continued his trash talking of the city, where Mayor Mark Boughton says he wants to rename the sewage plant after the comedian. The last long-shot chance for Trump allies to challenge election results, Wisconsin court rejects Trump campaign's recount challenge, 106 House Republicans back Texas challenge of election results, California Privacy/Information We Collect. It’s unclear what prompted Oliver to go off on Danbury. "And I gotta tell ya," he continued. DANBURY, Conn. — A Connecticut city won’t waste an opportunity to get a sizeable donation from comedian John Oliver about a weeks-long joke pertaining to … DANBURY — John Oliver has continued his trash talking of the city, where Mayor Mark Boughton says he wants to rename the sewage plant after the comedian. “We are going to rename it the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant,” the Republican mayor said. He then seemingly randomly went off on Danbury. So John Oliver points out some of Danbury’s good points in a satire and Mayor Boughten redirects media attention to the sewage plant. John Oliver Has Danbury, Connecticut Sewer Plant Named After Him October 20, 2020 at 10:32 am Filed Under: Connecticut , Danbury , HBO , John Oliver , Local TV "If you're going to forget a town in Connecticut, why not forget Danbury?" Danbury, Conn., Mayor Mark Boughton (R) had said on Facebook that the city planned to rename its sewage plant the “John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant” after … Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said on WTNH-TV that he would accept Oliver’s challenge to name the city’s sewage plant after him following Oliver’s offer to donate $55,000 to local charities. After Last Week Tonight host John Oliver jokingly insulted the town of Danbury, Connecticut, the town paid him back by naming their sewage treatment plant the John Oliver … In Connecticut, John Oliver is now No. Could people still be infectious after they're vaccinated for COVID-19? You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. John Oliver can't handle the taste of his own medicine. John Oliver didn’t throw his chance to visit a Connecticut sewage plant named after him down the drain. “Because, and this is true, f**k Danbury. 1.8K; 8/23/2020 1:53 PM PT We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. Danbury, CT Fires Back at John Oliver, Names Sewage Plant After Him 'LWT' Host John Oliver Danbury, CT Fires Back ... Names Sewage Plant After Him!!! Because it's full of crap just like you, John.". From its charming Railway Museum to its historic Hearthstone Castle, Danbury, Conn., can eat my whole a**. John Oliver dumped on the wrong Connecticut town. In retaliation, Danbury’s Mayor Mark Boughton released a rebuttal video, saying the city was renaming its new multi-million dollar waste facility as the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant. © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report. John Oliver offers to donate $55,000 if Danbury actually names sewer plant after him By Brittany Bowker Globe Staff, Updated August 31, 2020, 10:12 a.m. Email to a Friend John Oliver has now had a sewer plant named after him, to add to his long list of achievements. Like Guy Fieri's inexplicable hatred for eggs or Dave Chappelle's ill will toward Staten Island, late-night host comedian John Oliver recently unleashed an unfathomable hot take for Danbury, Conn. that has garnered tremendous attention from Connecticut residents, and even the town's mayor, who offered to name a local sewage plant after the British icon. Danbury, Connecticut — Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton  said on WTNH-TV that he would accept Oliver's challenge to name the city's sewage plant after him following Oliver's offer to donate $55,000 to local charities. The comedian played a video of Boughton saying the offer was a joke and said, "Wait, so you're not doing it?" DANBURY, Conn. – A Connecticut city won't waste an opportunity to get a sizable donation from comedian John Oliver about a weeks-long joke pertaining to the name of … Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. "We are going to rename it the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant," the Republican mayor said. "Why? That's a little light for somebody in the one percent. And sit on your throne.". Posted: Aug 23, 2020 / 04:01 PM EDT / … The John Oli ver Memorial Sewer Plant started off as a joke, it started off with Oliver going on his T.V show called “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” and bashing Danbury. 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During a report about jury selection in which Connecticut was featured, Oliver … By Peter Sblendorio. DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city won’t waste an opportunity to get a sizeable donation from comedian John Oliver about a weeks-long joke pertaining to … Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton stands in front of the Danbury Wastewater Treatment Plant in Danbury, Conn., as he announces a tongue-in-cheek move to rename the facility after John Oliver … The British comedian took the piss out of Danbury on his HBO show last week — so officials are naming the local sewage plant after him. 2 in comedy. Oliver, left, had name checked the city in his August 16 episode of Last Week Tonight. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. You must come here to Danbury and be physically present when we cut the ribbon," he said in a Facebook video posted Sunday. Oliver, left, had name checked the city in his August 16 episode of Last Week Tonight. John Oliver visits Danbury as city officially renames sewage plant after him . But a deal is a deal. Danbury, a city in Connecticut state of the United States, has renamed a sewage plant after John Oliver following a spat between the comedian and the town’s mayor.. “We a… He finished his rant with a taunt: "If you're from there, you have a standing invite to come get a thrashing from John Oliver — children included. Oliver said. The Connecticut city formerly best known as “dirty Danbury” – perhaps previously best known for the name of the nearby women’s prison where “Orange is the New Black”‘s author served her sentence – is back in the headlines this week after announcing that it plans to name its new sewage treatment plant after HBO comedian John Oliver. DANBURY, Conn. – A Connecticut city won't waste an opportunity to get a sizable donation from comedian John Oliver about a weeks-long joke pertaining to the name of … Marshal for "uninformed" statement on shooting. 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