07/17/2013 09:43 am ET

John Oliver Rips Senate Filibuster Reform Battle, Harry Reid's Boring Baseball Analogy (VIDEO)

On Tuesday night's "Daily Show," John Oliver took aim at the ongoing filibuster reform battle in the Senate, but more importantly, he did his best to make it not so terribly boring.

Oliver was surprised to learn that nearly half of all executive nominee fillibusters (of all time) have been to block Obama-appointed nominees and thoroughly mocked what he referred to as "one of our democracy's quirkiest features."

"When they told us that this was going to be an historic presidency," Oliver said. "I don't think this is what they had in mind."

But when it comes to filibuster reform, he's not so sure that Sen. Harry Reid is the best person to invoke the "Nuclear Option" (A.K.A. "The world's worst Jerry Bruckheimer movie") in part because his baseball analogies put people to sleep.

"It's the world's most boring man, in the world's worst boring place, discussing the world's most boring sport. It's like an Ambien stuffed inside a Lunesta, covered by a bottle of Nyquil. A snore-ducken, if you will," Oliver joked.

Watch the clip above.



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