- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 2:36PM
Well, we've done it again! We are world famous and we getting ripped apart for it!
The news comedian opened the latest episode of his hit HBO show Last Week Tonight by addressing the court battle playing out in the High Court in Wellington.
Lawyers are arguing whether a rip-off of Eminem's Lose Yourself was used for a National Party campaign ad in the 2014 general election.
Oliver quickly found the funny side.
"The track they used is literally called 'Eminem-esque'," he quipped. "If you're going to rip off someone else's work, maybe don't include the name of the person you're ripping off.
"Call it something less obvious, like 'This may or may not be copyright infringement'."
Oliver ended the segment by saying, "There is nothing I want more than to spend the rest of the show breaking down what is projected to be a six-day court case," but he instead had to move onto other news.
Oliver has often poked fun at New Zealand in his show, covering the flag referendum, Steven Joyce being hit in the face by a dildo, and John Key and the ponytail incident.
His Eminem bit opened a show which mostly dealt with the issue of net neutrality, something Oliver covered back in his first season with great success.
- This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.