", Mayor Mark Boughton at the ribbon cutting of the "John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant," as featured on HBO's "Last Week Tonight.". “I was pretty impressed with that.”. Danbury… Besides Oliver, about a half dozen crew members came, Boughton said. UConn and Yale last played in 1998, when the Huskies won by 42 points in New Haven and the Connecticut rivalry went on hiatus. Oliver told Boughton that he did not pick on Danbury in his Aug. 16 episode for any particular reason. Oliver offered to donate $55,000 to local charities if Danbury actually followed through with the idea. Image courtesy of HBO/WarnerMedia Sorting out the John Oliver-Danbury, Connecticut Mess "If you're going to forget a … Here's how it happened. John Oliver offers to donate $55,000 if Danbury actually names sewer plant after him By Brittany Bowker Globe Staff, Updated August 31, 2020, 10:12 a.m. Email to a Friend Comedian John Oliver quietly visited Danbury last week for a tongue-in-cheek ceremony to name the city's sewage treatment plant after him. John Oliver knows that keeping one’s eye on the ball leads to great rewards. “We had to be very careful about it.”. She also has covered breaking news for Hearst Connecticut on weekend mornings. Last Updated: 20th October, 2020 12:46 IST John Oliver Has A Sewage Plant Named After Him After Month-long Feud With Danbury Mayor John Oliver recently got his name on the infamous Danbury-based sewage plant which has now been named 'John Oliver Memorial Sewage Plant'. HBO called the city a few days later and O’Brien helped coordinate the visit, she said. That's what HBO producers on "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" told city officials and was the main reason for the privacy and secrecy surrounding the comedian's Saturday, Oct. 10 visit to cut the ribbon at the sewer plant named after him. John Oliver Has Danbury, Connecticut Sewer Plant Named After … DANBURY — John Oliver’s visit to Danbury was his first time leaving his New York City home since the coronavirus pandemic began. Oliver had another appointment afterward, she said. John Oliver throws sludge back at Danbury officials, demands sewage plant be named in his honor Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY 9/4/2020. Colin McEnroe’s script for ‘A Christmas Carol, 2020’. DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Comedian John Oliver made a secret trip to Connecticut last week to help cut the ribbon on a sign naming a sewage treatment plant in his honor. Oliver shared a video of the ribbon-cutting on his show Sunday. ", HBO comedian John Oliver featured an article from "The News-Times" on his Oct. 18 episode of "Last Week Tonight. Oliver offered to donate $55,000 to local charities if Danbury actually followed through with the idea. Graduating from Quinnipiac University in 2016, she served as the editor-in-chief of The Quinnipiac Chronicle, the weekly, student-run newspaper. Danbury officially dedicates 'John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant' | … John Oliver picks a fight with Danbury, catching up with Dr. Nate … Oliver said on his show that he watched the meeting with “bated breath.”. Oliver told city officials he enjoyed the letters from residents in support of the name and loved the video responses from the Danbury Hat Tricks and 8-year-old Caio P. Leaf. HBO's John Oliver Mocks Danbury's Amazon Video - Danbury, CT - Danbury's video pitch has garnered widespread attention, not all of which is positive. “John Oliver works very hard to be funny and, for the most part, the bit succeeded,” Rotello said. DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Comedian John Oliver made a secret trip to Connecticut last week to help cut the ribbon on a sign naming a sewage treatment plant in his honor.. Danbury… It is one of 11 “red alert” municipalities which have experienced at least 15 daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents. On Aug. 22, Danbury, Conn., Mayor Mark Boughton announced a tongue-in-cheek move posted on his Facebook page to rename Danbury's local sewage treatment plant after Oliver following the comedian's expletive-filled rant about the city. For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, John Oliver left New York to officially open the sewage treatment plan named after him. The city got its first indication that Oliver would come to the ribbon cutting when teachers said he had donated to their Donors Chose’ projects. “He said it was totally random,” Boughton said. 25% of all profit made from the sales of this merchandise will be donated to the Danbury … “It was all really in good spirit,” Boughton said. John Oliver Has Danbury, Connecticut Sewer Plant Named After Him October 20, 2020 at 10:32 am Filed Under: Connecticut , Danbury , HBO , John Oliver , Local TV John Oliver called on the mayor of Danbury, Mark Boughton, to follow suit renaming a town sewage treatment plant in honor of the comedian in return for a charitable donation. Just last week, Danbury was named a COVID-19 hotspot. Comedian John Oliver made a secret trip to Connecticut last week to help cut the ribbon on a sign naming a sewage treatment plant in his honor. Image courtesy of HBO/WarnerMedia Sorting out the John Oliver-Danbury, Connecticut Mess John Oliver visits Danbury as city officially renames sewage plant after him . DANBURY - John Oliver's visit to Danbury was his first time leaving his New York City home since the coronavirus pandemic began. Danbury’s City Council voted earlier this month to rename the sewage plant “The John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant,” following a tongue-in-cheek battle that began with an expletive-filled rant against the city on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” in August. “They had a very strict COVID protocol that we had to follow,” Mayor Mark Boughton said. Call this heavyweight feud “The Brutality in the Municipality.” (On second thought, no, don’t.) Newtown man accused of ‘revenge porn’ arrested for violating... ‘Losing the best mayor’: Danbury reacts to Boughton’s exit, Mayor Boughton breaks down giving final speech in Danbury, Bus-converted motor home catches fire in Brookfield. Oliver shared a video of the ribbon-cutting on his show Sunday. That outfit, Boughton said, was a riff off of Jude Law’s character in the 2011 film “Contagion” and the first time the mayor saw the comedian in person. Danbury… ", HBO comedian John Oliver featured Danbury City Council member John Esposito on his Oct. 18 episode of "Last Week Tonight. Here's how it happened. It … Contributed Photo/Screenshot from "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" / contributed, Feds sue Newtown retirement community alleging accessibility shortcomings. “Definitely it gave me a good chuckle with all the things going on in 2020.”.