The Hungarian election was one of the highlights of HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, reports HVG.hu. The comedian called Prime Minister Viktor Orbán a right-winged populist who could easily be called a dictator, but the Juncker slap and the famous joke party’s Kétfarkú Kutya Párt [Two-tailed Dog Party] chicken interview also came up during the show.
HBO’s series called Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has been on the air since 2014. It is an American late-night talk and news satire television show hosted by English comedian John Oliver. The show focuses on current events, news, public life and societal problems not only in the United States but from all over the globe. On the show’s Sunday episode (8 April), John Oliver spent almost five minutes discussing (and ruthlessly criticising) the Hungarian election and Orbán’s victory that took place on the same day.
The comedian called Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán a right-winged populist who might as well be called a dictator.
He recalled the infamous occasion when President of the European Commission, Luxemburgish Jean-Claude Juncker greeted Orbán as a dictator to his face, in public, then he served Orbán with a playful slap on the face during an EU summit back in 2015. According to John Oliver, calling Orbán a dictator to his face was “absolutely amazing.”
The English talk show host also talked about Jobbik’s anti-Semitic past and how left-winged parties were willing to support Jobbik “out of a sheer spite of Orbán.” The many fake parties that emerged before the election, and the popular joke party Kétfarkú Kutya Párt [Two-tailed Dog Party] also came up.
You can check out Last Week Tonight’s YouTube channel here, and watch the segment about the Hungarian election below.
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