John Oliver is not a fan of New Year’s Eve. The comedian’s show Last Week Tonight is still on hiatus until 2015 but the talk show host detests NYE parties so much that he decided to make a brief return to YouTube this morning.
Oliver says: “New Year’s Eve is the worst. It combines three of the least pleasant things known to mankind: Forced interaction with strangers, being drunk, cold and tired and having to stare at Ryan Seacrest for five solid minutes, waiting for him to tell you what the time is.”
If you’re trying to avoid a terrible New Year’s Eve party, whether it’s at a bar, a restaurant, or a friend’s house, John Oliver has the perfect excuse: Just tell them you’re going through a cleanse.
Oliver said: “OK, that’s not really an excuse. But there won’t be any follow up question because no one wants to talk about your stupid cleanse.”
So what should you do on New Year’s Eve? Well, John Oliver suggests that you sit at home and watch all five Die Hard movies before going to bed at 11:45.
John Oliver has uploaded a few mini clips during the show’s winter hiatus. Last Week Tonight will return to HBO on February 8, 2015, just in time to poke fun at Valentine’s Day.