John Oliver Explains That Adam Driver Shout-Out at the Emmys: ‘His Presence Was Felt Throughout Our Script’

John Oliver Explains That Adam Driver Shout-Out at the Emmys: ‘His Presence Was Felt Throughout Our Script’
The staff of John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” extended its obsession with Adam Driver on Sunday’s Emmys as show writer Chrissy Shackelford gave the actor a shout-out while accepting the award for writing in a variety talk series.

“He knows what he did, and we know what we’d like him to do,” Shackelford said, no doubt baffling anyone who has not been following the HBO series’ ongoing fixation with the “Star Wars” actor over the last season.

Once backstage after accepting his sixth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Oliver explained that his team decided to give Driver an on-air mention at the Emmys. “His presence was felt throughout our script,” Oliver said Sunday. “We had said that we wouldn’t do the joke again, and we have done it again. And if he’s mad about it, that’s what we’re really looking for.
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