John Oliver as Ben Elton

Glad I’m not the only one to realize that North Americans are oblivious to the fact that John Oliver is really a “mini-me” Ben Elton, but without the talent, even though I thought, in the day, Elton as a stand-up, was tiresome. This said, I concede we needed a foil like BE. BE was a superb writer for The Young Ones and Blackadder and for that we should be grateful.