John M. Becker

John Oliver: Conchita Wurst, Michael Sam Make the World a Better Place

Filed By John M. Becker | May 12, 2014 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: comedy, Conchita Wurst, drag, drag queen, Eurovision, gender bending, John Oliver, satire

Late-night comedian and satirist John Oliver devoted a segment of his new weekly HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, to discussing the Eurovision Song Contest and its invariable geopolitical subtexts.

But when it came to winner Conchita Wurst, Oliver spoke from the heart. "That's awesome!" he said. "Is it just me, or between Conchita and Michael Sam, did the whole world feel like it became a better place to live in the last 24 hours?"


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