John Oliver Takes on WWE's Immigration Heel
With a little assist from Mick Foley
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jun 19, 2013 12:00 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Immigration is a big issue for John Oliver—given that he is himself an immigrant—so when he heard that villainous WWE manager Zeb Colter had complained of "foreigners sneaking across our borders like rats in the streets," he got a little offended. But when he saw a clip in which Zeb was said to be angry over Oliver's own takeover of the Daily Show it got personal.

The result: A segment you have to see to believe, in which Oliver ripped off his suit's sleeves, threw a gold-plated belt over his shoulder, and told Colter that if he wanted "to go after immigrant rats, then he better be prepared to get gnawed on, because we've got teeth!" He was then joined onstage by Mick Foley himself. "Immigrants do our toughest, dirtiest jobs," Foley declared. "Do you have the gall, the stones, to step into a basic cable talk show host chair if your boss goes away for the summer?!" The two then threatened to take out some folding chairs, unfold them, sit down, and "discuss the complexities of immigration reform with you."

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Jun 23, 2013 4:52 PM CDT
This was hilarious :) Daily Show, you've found your successor to Jon Stewart :) Long live John Oliver! :)
Jun 20, 2013 1:37 PM CDT
The real rats are on Wall St. John Oliver' quick delivery is hilarious. Stewart can take his time getting back. The Daily Show is in good hands.
Jun 20, 2013 10:54 AM CDT
Notwithstanding John Oliver and Mick Foley as comedic cretins, the immigration debate will be studied and debated by people motivated by greed and complex special interest group agendas! And, the matter of immigration reform becomes far more complicated by converging viewpoints! California is a good example of how NOT to remedy this problem. Avoid that pitfall!