‘F**k You, 2016’: It’s Not Just Trump, John Oliver Blames The Year

Oliver managed to address the serious conversation around Trump’s election and tickle the funny bones as well.

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‘F**k You, 2016’: It’s Not Just Trump, John Oliver Blames The Year

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After Donald Trump’s unexpected win, popular comedians, many of whom didn’t think he’d actually be elected, throughout the United States (US) wasted no time in disguising their disappointment as jokes.

Comedian John Oliver, in the latest episode of his show ‘Last Week Tonight’, encompassed everything people have been thinking and feeling after Trump became the US President-elect. He managed to address the serious conversation around his election and tickle the funny bones at the same time.

Making his disappointment with the result clear, he said that “instead of telling little girls that they too can become president, we're telling that no grandpa is racist enough to become the leader of the free world.”


He exemplified everything he thought would be wrong in having Trump as the US President. Calling him a “misogynist internet troll”, he said that people should be careful with the “give him a chance” rhetoric lest it feeds into the “normalisation” of his narrative.

He highlighted Trump’s “lies”, saying that people in the country now have to stand up for each other since Obama is no longer going to be there to care about US citizens’ rights.

Ending the video, he echoed the thoughts of everyone not just in US but around the world. He had a message for this year, ‘F**k You 2016’, listing the many things that make 2016 awful.


How US Comedians Reacted to Trump’s Election

For every daily and weekly comedy show in US, the hot topic without a surprise was Trump’s election.

Saturday Night Live, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee were among the many who reacted to the event on their respective shows.

Here’s Dave Chappelle’s monologue on Saturday Night Live.

Seth Meyers attempted to put a funny spin on the situation and it struck a chord with many.

As the year ends, one thing all of these comedians along with the whole world will agree on is that 2016 was shitty!

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Topics:  Jimmy Kimmel   Jimmy Fallon   John Oliver 

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