Tony Abbott
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott walks up a staircase after arriving aboard the U.S. Navy's USS Blue Ridge as it enters Sydney Harbour, Australia, July 3, 2015. The ship is in Australia to participate in the joint military exercise with Australian forces named 'Talisman Sabre' which begins next week. Reuters/Tim Hunter

The Emmys 2015 red carpet turned serious for a moment when political commentator John Oliver shared his thoughts about Australia’s former Prime Minister Tony Abbot. The British comedian got candid during the live red carpet interview when asked about thanking Australia for his show material.

In the video interview shared by, Oliver is seen giving a toast to Abbot being ousted as Australian Prime Minister by Malcolm Turnbull. “Ding Dong Tony is dead. Let me pour a little out,” he tells Studio 10’s Angela Bishop before spilling a drop of his drink to the ground.

“There we go. Pour a little out for Tony Abbot,” he adds.

Oliver, known for his work as host for HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” and on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” was asked if he would thank Australia for his material for his show if ever he wins an Emmy. The 38-year old said he won’t win an Emmy but still thanked Australia ahead of the awards ceremony, where he specifically talked about Abbot’s time in office as Australia’s Prime Minister.

“I will thank Australia right now. I don’t know what the point of Tony Abbott was, but it was fun while it lasted. It was like taking heroin: it was incredibly exhilarating, and it was right that you stopped,” he says.

Oliver is not the only Hollywood personality who has spoken up against Abbot. Jack Black once criticised the former Australian Prime Minister for his stance on gay marriage. According to, it was during an interview with Dan Debuf and Maz Compton from “2Day Hit 104” that Black shared his opinion about Tony being against gay marriage.

“I personally think the guy’s living in the stone ages though. The movement of the world is heading towards equality for all people, all sexual preferences,” Black said.

Abbot was ousted by Malcolm Turnbull last week as Australia’s Prime Minister after the Liberal Party won by over ten votes to Abbot’s 44. Since then Tony has received various hilarious memes on social media from netizens who want to say their goodbyes to the former PM.

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