“The great thing about Kimmel is that he’s obviously funny but also you’re confident that there’s this low-lying contempt for the whole event,” Oliver said on Monday’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers” after Kimmel fronted the 95th Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday night.
Kimmel somehow “doesn’t poison the room with that visible contempt and that is a kind of magic trick I couldn’t do,” continued Oliver, the host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight.”
“I could not at any point say, ‘It’s going to be a magical night.’ It’s not, though, is it?” he added. “These are some of the most over-praised people on earth and we’re going to give them shiny trophies like they’re dogs.”
And the rest of Oliver’s interview with Meyers here: