The British American comedian expressed outrage at new Prime Minister Liz Truss’ explanation for opposing a proposed windfall profit tax on oil companies, setting up his zinger about the monarch, who died last week at 96.
Said Oliver: “Look, I’m just gonna say this, and you may not like it, but it doesn’t make it any less true: The nicest thing the queen of England ever did for anyone was die the week that woman became prime minister. Because for at least a week, she’s not going to get justifiably destroyed for answers like that.”
Oliver also issued a royal burn of the new King Charles. Pointing to a photo of Elizabeth’s son and successor, the host declared: “Look, things are pretty fucking bleak in the U.K. right now. This fucking guy is about to be on all the money.”