Video: Comic John Oliver's Ludicrous Art Show Coming to Detroit

August 30, 2021, 1:52 AM by  Allan Lengel

John Oliver, the British-American comedian who hosts HBO's "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver," brings a tongue-and-cheek art show to Detroit in November that includes a painting of TV host Wendy Williams eating a lamb chop.

The show, which runs from Nov. 30 to Dec. 21 at the William V. Banks Broadcast Museum at 3146 East Jefferson Ave., is part of a five-city tour. The show will donate $10,000 to each museum, plus an additional $10,000 to a local food bank. Other stops are Chicago, San Francisco, Baltimore and Grand Rapids, Minn.

The art will also include a painting of loving, interwined rats, of which Olver says: "It's like if Monet had a furry period."

It's a way to help museums struggling during the pandemic, he explains says in the video below. 

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