John Oliver and Jimmy Fallon's shows are basically at opposite ends of the late night spectrum: One specialises in furious deep dives into the often-hidden issues eating away at the foundations of American life, and the other in celeb dance challenges and game segments that are harmless fun at best and, at worst, nugatory and overproduced insults to the intelligence of both his guests and his audience. But even Fallon shouldn't have been quite so surprised when Oliver brought a little of that Last Week Tonight heat to his Tonight Show appearance on Monday night.
Before their Zoom interview, Oliver joined Fallon in a game called Hey Robot, where the two were aiming to get Alexa to say a certain word — like "Liverpool" or "Leprechaun" — by asking just the right question. It went well enough, until Oliver's crucial error of asking an American-based Alexa about "the greatest football team" when he didn't mean the kind of football involving helmets and shoulderpads. The Liverpool F.C. superfan took that one personally, and went on to take digs at Alexa's "rotten heart." Read more... More about Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon , Entertainment , Big Tech Companies , and Talk Show