John Oliver Reveals Origin Of ‘Last Week Tonight’ Adam Driver Obsession To Seth Meyers

John Oliver Reveals Origin Of ‘Last Week Tonight’ Adam Driver Obsession To Seth Meyers
Throughout the seventh season of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver introduced a running bit about actor Adam Driver. In nearly every episode he would admit his obsession with Driver and talked about the wildly inappropriate — and creepy — things he would want the Star Wars actor to do to him. It all came to a head when Driver appeared on the season finale — and it was quite funny. Nonetheless, where did this obsession come from? Oliver revealed the origin of the bit Wednesday night on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

“The initial seed was one of our writers writing a very weird joke out of absolutely nowhere,” Oliver told Meyers. “The water on the seed…was feeling real resistance from the audience. It felt like only 40 percent enjoyed it.”

Even though the audience wasn’t responding to it, Oliver doubled down and they did a callback a few weeks later. “They
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