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John Oliver may live in America, but it still feels strange for him to be one of the faces of New York, he told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday.
PHOTOS: Inside THR’s Most Powerful People in NY Media Bash
When asked what it was like to be a British person on the cover of the New York Power issue, HBO’s newest addition replied: “It feels very weird. It feels like I shouldn’t be on the cover of it. But I appreciate it.”
As for the meaning of the word “power” to the Last Week Tonight host, the self-depreciating Brit quipped, “You are asking a British person what I think of ‘power’ so I think of the early 18th century because that is the last time we [England] had any,” he said, revealing his dry humor.
STORY: John Oliver on the Luxurious ‘Freedom’ of HBO, His Complicated Relationship With NYC
Oliver, who appears on the cover of the May 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine, made his comments at a bash celebrating THR‘s 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media list.
Click here for a glimpse inside the party.
And read surprising moments from the bash here, for an account of Alec Baldwin cordially chatting up Megyn Kelly and Patrick Stewart posing with Oliver.
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