John Oliver Spells It Out: “tech’s best cartoon villain goes to…”

John at the crunchies

Former Daily Show correspondent John Oliver probably won’t be hosting the tech industry awards annual show Crunchies again. He started with a “F*** you” and followed with stuff like:

“It’s an honor to be in a room with such high-functioning nerds”

“It seems like it’s an award show where the tech industry celebrates and quietly criticizes each other,” he said. It’s like “Nobel prizes given out in an atmosphere of high school bitchiness. That’s how you all sound to me.”

“You’re no longer the underdog!” Oliver exclaimed. In fact, he pointed out, the tech community in San Francisco had become so powerful that they were “pissing off an entire city – not just with what you do at work, but how you get to work!”

“You’re accused of over-gentrifying a city that was already the most expensive city to live in!” said Oliver, explaining that San Francisco had been gentrified so many times, it might even go full circle to turn back into a “sh**hole.”

“the modern-day “Wolf of Wall Street” would take place in San Francisco – with 100% of the wealth, but only 10% of the sex”

I have to say this guy is hilarious and brave. It is the truth he spoke in front of the big players that makes me admire his performance. Way to go John!

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