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Billy Eichner investigates: Do gay people care about John Oliver?

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John Oliver is a Cambridge-educated political commentator and comedian, but Billy Eichner is here to remind us he’s got nothing on Wendy Williams — at least when it comes to the gay community.

In a hilarious clip from Eichner’s Billy on the Street, the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver host joins him to find an answer to a fascinating question: Do gay people care about John Oliver?

Unfortunately for Oliver, it seems gay men (or at least the gay community in New York City) don’t particularly care about the British comedian, especially not in the way they do about Debra Messing. In fact, one man even does his best Mariah Carey with a distracted, “I don’t even know who that is.” Let it be known that they do love talk show queen Williams, though.

Even so, Oliver does manage to track down a few fans (“I love John Oliver!” says one man), but despite his cleverness and quality work on HBO, he’s still not “fierce” like Cookie from Empire.

Watch the full clip above. Billy on the Street airs Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET on truTV.

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