John Oliver: American politics a 'circus of crazy'

John Oliver: American politics a 'circus of crazy'
In this Nov. 25, 2013 file photo, Host John Oliver arrives at the 2013 International Emmy Awards Gala at the New York Hilton, in New York. Oliver spoke to a meeting of the Television Critics Association about his upcoming HBO comedy series. (Photo by Evan Agostini/InvisionAP, File)
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — British-born John Oliver says his adopted America is a comedy feast.

As Oliver puts it, American politics is a "circus of crazy" that is unmatched in the world.

The former Comedy Central star was promoting his upcoming HBO series at a Television Critics Association meeting Thursday.

Oliver honed in on one particular politician, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, after learning she was to host a Sportsman Channel breakfast for the TV group. Palin was recently announced as the host of a new channel series, "Amazing America with Sarah Palin."

A smiling Oliver predicted that the onetime GOP vice presidential candidate would do to sports what she did for politics. He didn't elaborate.