We’ve all got something that is keeping us going through the current COVID-19 crisis. For some, it’s comics or binge-watching your fave TV show. For others, its zoom chats with friends. But for John Oliver, it is the strong and stoic silhouette of Adam Driver. Over the last few weeks, Oliver has used Last Week Tonight to highlight just how strong his feelings for the Star Wars actor are.
The writers on the show are clearly enjoying this recurring bit as they’re getting to come up with stunning lines like this one:
“Choke slam me to hell you nasty shed. Jam your mandible claw down my throat you irredeemable steer.”— Braddington 🔜 SWCE (@bradwhipple) May 18, 2020
I. CANT. BREATHE‼️😂 pic.twitter.com/pmuge49zVx
The monologues have slowly been getting more Driver focused, with mentions of the actor popping up each week.
No matter what the topic, Oliver manages to bring it back to ol’ Adam.
Sometimes Oliver just puts together random words that somehow still end up fitting.
John Oliver is at it again 😂 pic.twitter.com/HhD8s6w4Si— Adam Driver UK (@AdamDriverUK) May 4, 2020
It’s not just that Oliver thinks that the actor is hot—he definitely also wants Driver to do bad things to him.
I have to say that @iamjohnoliver’s love of Adam Driver (and Cat!Adam Driver) is what’s getting me through this pandemic. @LastWeekTonight pic.twitter.com/OQlAdWjnZL— Adrienne Enderle (@alwaysadrienne) May 4, 2020
This Twitter user has done a very impressive job of collecting some of Oliver’s best Driverisms here:
Oliver himself has wondered if he’s crossing some lines here. Driver is a private person and this obsession is beginning to become a very big part of Oliver’s self-isolation schtick. Surely the end game here is to have Driver make an appearance on the show. The actor has proven time and time again that he has a good sense of humor so maybe it could happen. We would personally love to see Driver turn up, maybe just to ask Oliver to stop… or even better to physically dominate him and make his dreams come true.
Whatever happens next we’re glad Oliver has found his own personal—and relatable—coping mechanism during this trying time.