Danbury Mayor Accepts John Oliver’s Offer to Rename Sewage Plant for $55,000
The latest exchange in the ongoing, very comical "war of words" between the host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver, and the Mayor of Danbury, Mark Boughton, now leaves the ball, once again, in Oliver's court.
In fact, if Mayor Mark has his way, this whole saga, which has gone on for nearly a month now, will come to a triumphant end with a local appearance from John Oliver himself, if and when the Emmy Award-winning comedian becomes the namesake of Danbury's sewage plant.
On Sunday morning (September 6) Boughton took to social media, emerging from a Porta Potty with another video, addressing Oliver's declaration that he would donate $55,000 to various Danbury charity organizations if Mayor Mark came through on his promise to rename the city's $110,000,000 sewage plant to "John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant."
In the video, the jovial mayor explains that he'll gladly rename the plant, but only under one condition -- John Oliver must be here in Danbury, at the sewage plant, for an official ribbon cutting. Watch:
As you can see in the video, Danbury has a contingency plan should Oliver not oblige. Mayor Mark says that he's been in talks with "the two Jimmys and Noah," referring to John Oliver's competitors in the late night television world, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Trevor Noah, and that instead of the sewage plant, he can simply honor the HBO personality by naming a Porta John, "The John Oliver S--t House."
If you need to catch up, follow along with the following articles that break down the complete timeline of the Danbury/John Oliver saga:
- HBO's John Oliver Says 'F--k Danbury,' Offers a 'Thrashing' to Residents
- Danbury Boxing Promoter Issues Challenge to John Oliver
- Danbury's Hockey Team Sends Warning to Comedian John Oliver
- Danbury Mayor Responds to John Oliver's Angry Danbury Rant
- John Oliver Responds: 'Your Move Danbury'
- Danbury Mayor Seriously Considering Accepting John Oliver's Offer