Adam Drivers Final Week Tonight Cameo Defined By John Oliver

This Adam Driver sure knows how to spice up a late night show.


Season 7 of HBOs Last week tonight with John Oliver Maybe we made it, but we’re still thinking of that incredible finale episode in which a surprise cameo (for the audience) from none other than Adam driver. The driver’s appearance last week tonight was the cap for a year-round running joke that revolved around the host John Oliver To make absurdly descriptive statements about all the ways in which he wanted to war of stars Actor to rock his body better than a Justin Timberlake Song. The driver eventually showed up in the season seven finale to confront Oliver about his comments and encourage Oliver to maybe go outside, get some fresh air, and stop focusing on him – all of which led to the satisfying payoff To see Oliver blow up in 2020.

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How exactly did Driver’s Cameo come about? Oliver had the opportunity to explain himself in a recent interview with Seth Meyers to the Late night with Seth Meyers. Things got very lighthearted when Meyers turned the conversation towards the driver’s role in the season seven finale. When asked how it all came together, Oliver began: “The first seed was one of our authors who wrote a very strange joke that got absolutely nowhere. Then the water felt on that seed – back when we got one in March Audience had – real resistance from that audience to the joke. It felt like they enjoyed 40% of it. It joined in my head, “Oh, let’s try again,” so we did it a few weeks later as a callback and [the audience] weren’t really happy to have it back. At that point it became something of an obsession [with] our employees. A couple of months later we kind of broke it. One of the writers had written something saying, “I don’t know if he would enjoy this,” and that was as kind of a bond as we could put it on. “”


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Oliver went on to explain to Meyers that the Last Week Tonight team decided to take a risk and see if Driver was interested in upgrading the bit with an actual appearance. According to the Last Week Tonight host, “At that point we reached out to him and said, ‘I don’t know if you know what we did. There is no easy way into this conversation. We have you have some comments given to you and would you, hypothetically, be interested in responding towards the end of the year? ‘The message came back from him saying, “He heard about it, he thinks it’s very strange and he’s in.” So we thought,’ Great ‘ and we didn’t know what we were going to do, but at least at that point we had an end in sight. As it turned out, the end was him calling the show and that explained ways he was going to destroy me. ”

The driver’s appearance last week tonight is one for the history books. Not only did it pay off well, but it also provided Driver with a chance to jokingly tell Oliver that he was an “unbaked gingerbread boy” who, if nothing else, should make you laugh by 2021.

All episodes of Last Week Tonight starring John Oliver, season 7 are now available to stream on HBO Max. Check out Oliver’s interview with Seth Meyers below. For more information, check out our roundup of the best movies on HBO Max.


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