Daily Camera (Boulder)

John Oliver

- Danbury, CT · Connecticut · HBO · John Oliver

It’s of­fi­cial. Ev­ery time res­i­dents of Dan­bury, Conn., flush, they will be send­ing their spe­cial de­liv­er­ies to the John Oliver Me­mo­rial Sewer Plant.

The City Coun­cil voted 18-1 Thurs­day night to re­name the sewage plant af­ter the co­me­dian, who be­gan a tongue-in-cheek bat­tle with Dan­bury when he went on an ex­ple­tive­filled rant against the city on HBO’S “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” in Au­gust.

Mayor Mark Boughton didn’t waste any time re­spond­ing on so­cial me­dia. He posted a video of him­self at the sewage plant say­ing the city was go­ing to name it af­ter Oliver.

“Why?” the Repub­li­can mayor asked. “Be­cause it’s full of crap just like you, John.”

That drew a de­lighted re­sponse from Oliver, but he went off against the city again be­cause Boughton later said he was just jok­ing.

Oliver upped the stakes on his Aug. 30 show by of­fer­ing to do­nate $55,000 to lo­cal char­i­ties if Dan­bury ac­tu­ally fol­lowed through with re­nam­ing the plant.

“I didn’t know that I wanted my name on your (ex­ple­tive) fac­tory but now that you floated it as an op­tion, it is all that I want,” Oliver said.

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