You guys, John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” bought Russell Crowe’s leather jockstrap from “Cinderella Man” for $7,000. Yes, that really happened — and it was only the start of their late-night spending spree.
The premium-TV talk show purchased additional killer (or “pointless,” in Oliver’s words) Crowe memorabilia from the actor’s divorce auction — and the HBO host wants to donate it all to the last remaining Blockbuster Video store in Anchorage, Alaska. All the manager there needs to do to claim this stuff is to call within 48 hours. No word on who would be on the hook for shipping costs.
Oliver also nabbed Crowe’s vest from “Les Miserables” and his hood from “Robin Hood,” among other set souvenirs. Clearly, the budget over at “Last Week Tonight” could use an audit.
Watch the “Daily Show” alum’s show and tell segment via the video above, and check out more from Oliver’s Sunday episode here.
Following that hyperlink above will take you to the meat and potatoes of last night’s “Last Week Tonight” episode, in which Oliver explained to rapper Cardi B where he “f—ing tax money” was going. And speaking of potatoes, the HBO personality also did something pretty gross with the root vegetable that you won’t want to miss.