Oliver is angry at Pence for ruining the one thing he liked about the vice president: Marlon Bundo, the adorable bunny that became a children's author today with the release of 'Marlon Bundo's A Day in the Life of the Vice President.' The book will be promoted with a cross-country tour that includes a stop at the Colorado Springs headquarters of Focus on the Family - a conservative Christian organization that supports conversion therapy for people with not-so-conservative sexual orientations.
"So congratulations, Pence, you even managed to ruin Marlon Bundo," Oliver said yesterday on 'Last Week Tonight' before unleashing his plan to get even. "It turns out, in a complete coincidence, we also wrote a book about Mike Pence's rabbit that has also been published....Now, there are a few small differences between the two books. You'll notice that our rabbit has a bowtie....Also, our story is about Marlon Bundo falling in love with another boy rabbit because our Marlon Bundo is gay."
And that's not just a joke. Oliver published an actual children's book that is actually on sale right now at Amazon. And as if upstaging Pence's book wasn't enough, Oliver is twisting the knife by donating proceeds from the book the charities that Pence undoubtedly loathes.
"All of our proceeds from this are going to The Trevor Project, which provides crisis and suicide-prevention services to LGBTQ youth and to AIDS United, which works to end the AIDS epidemic in the United States. So those are two great reasons to buy this book. Another, is that selling more books than Pence will probably really piss him off. So that is three great reasons right there."
Plus, if you don't like reading, you can go to audible.com and get an audiobook of 'A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo' narrated by Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, Ellie Kemper, John Lithgow, Jack McBrayer and RuPaul.
And if you're not sure why Oliver detests Pence so much, find out why in the clip below. (Our apologies to viewers in Canada, who can't watch the clip due to regional restructions.)