John Oliver Defends IRS With One Direction Jokes, Michael Bolton Performance (Video)

April 13, 2015 2:51 PM

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The Last Week Tonight host tackled the topic of the underappreciated department on Sunday, showing viewers a different side — particularly, one that's covered in brown sugar, dust and mustard and compared to the Gestapo by Maine Gov. Paul LePage.

"Those people are the physical equivalents of Ambien!" said Oliver, highlighting clips from the IRS' YouTube page in which they discuss their positions. "There is a weird kind of heroism to doing jobs that are that boring, because not only could I not do that job, I can barely listen to them talking...

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