John Oliver's show parodies GOP's ridiculous millennial ads

Meet Josh, a hipster Republican, just like Scott Greenberg

By Prachi Gupta
March 22, 2014 1:38AM (UTC)
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Still more than a month away from its premiere, former "Daily Show" correspondent John Oliver's upcoming HBO program, "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," is already making waves in the comedy world. On Thursday, the show released two videos parodying the GOP's ridiculous attempt to appeal to Millennial hipster pesky young whippersnappers

In the ads, "Last Week Tonight" web producer Josh Gondelman plays Scott, a self-contradicting, subtly cool 20-something who represents the GOP's thinks young people are like. Boasting thicker stripes and a tighter leather jacket, Gondelman demonstrates what was so "cray cray" about the GOP's effort. Boom shakalaka.


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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