John Oliver says affairs are 'unCanadian' in sketch mocking Ottawa
WARNING: Video contains graphic language
Canadian news is yet again providing fodder for American late-night TV. But this time Rob Ford is nowhere to be seen.
Earlier this month, hackers claimed to have stolen confidential customer information, including names, nude photos and credit card information, from users of Ashley Madison, a Canadian-owned website connecting people looking to have an affair.
That could be a big problem for residents of Ottawa, since a previously released figures from the site claimed roughly one in five residents are on the service.
Last Week Tonight host John Oliver tackled the subject in a segment Sunday night.
Cheating on your spouse is "downright unCanadian," Oliver says in the sketch, referring to Ottawa as "the city that fun forgot."
To the people of Ottawa, he says: "Look to your left. Look to your right. Both of those people are on AshleyMadison.com, and so are you. That's a fact."
Oliver urges Ottawans to stop all the cheating, encouraging them to rekindle romance with their spouses by exploring their beautiful city, "the Canadian capital of romance."
What follows is a not-so-serious promotional video for Ottawa with voiceover from Canadian-born comedian and former The Daily Show correspondent, Jason Jones.
<a href="https://twitter.com/iamjohnoliver">@iamjohnoliver</a> I teach this guy the A to Zed's of Canuckistan and all he gives me is a lousy toonie!—@jonesinforjason
Oliver previously mocked Canada for the Senate expenses scandal, a story he said "couldn't be any more Canadian if public money was used to get Drake to drink maple syrup on Niagara Falls."