Comedian John Oliver made a dig at the late Queen Elizabeth II, saying she’s now “looking up” at the late Princess Diana.
The “Last Week Tonight” host’s jokes about the late monarch’s death were recently censored by British broadcaster Sky, a decision Oliver slammed.
During Sunday’s episode of his show — which took home the 2022 Emmy for Outstanding Variety Talk Series — the British comic didn’t pass up another opportunity to take aim at the monarchy in the form of comedy.
In his monologue, Oliver blasted President Joe Biden for saying the COVID-19 pandemic was “over.”
Calling Biden’s announcement “irresponsible” and “complete bulls–t,” Oliver said “you can’t just declare something and make it a reality.”
“If I declared, ‘The Queen is alive,’ that doesn’t make it true. We all know she’s in the afterlife right now looking up at Diana,” he said.
During an appearance on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” last week, Oliver said it was “s–tty” to have his speech about the late Queen censored in his homeland.
“All we said was that Britain is still mourning the shocking loss – right? – of a 96-year-old woman from natural causes. It’s literally not a joke,” he said.
“Scientifically, it’s not a joke. That’s just a fact with a kind of dick-ish inflection, that’s all it is. And yet they cut it out, which is pretty s–tty because apparently, all we’ve heard all week is the Queen had this incredible sense of humor.”
“Just nonstop. Oh, she was so funny. Seth, she was so funny. The Queen, she was razor sharp,” he added.
Her Majesty The Queen died “peacefully” on Sept. 8. She was 96.