John Oliver, host of "Last Week Tonight" on HBO, is a notorious Mets fan. But he didn't grow up in Queens.
Rather, Oliver is originally from England, but when he moved to the U.S. in 2006, he adopted the Mets as his baseball team.
Of course, he could have picked the Yankees, who at the time were 26-time World Series champions. But Oliver knew of the Yankees' reputation and what rooting for them entailed -- and that was before he blasted their ticket policies in 2016.
"As a real sports fan in England, I knew it's just not acceptable to come to America and support the Yankees," Oliver told Pix 11 on Sunday while watching the Mets beat the Tigers. "It's just not OK. By default, I was a Mets fan because I knew being a Yankees fan was the wrong thing to do morally."
Oliver said when he joined "The Daily Show," then-host Jon Stewart "made it pretty clear that being a Mets fan was mandatory."
He isn't the only famous comedian who is a Mets fan. Ever hear of someone named Jerry Seinfeld?