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John Oliver Mocks Matthew McConaughey’s Virtual Motivational Seminar – The Hollywood Reporter

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John Oliver gleefully mocked Matthew McConaughey’s latest digital motivational seminar, titled The Artwork of Livin’, on Sunday’s Final Week Tonight.

McConaughey hosted the free digital occasion April 24 that drew a reported 2 million viewers from around the globe and featured visitors together with Tony Robbins, Dean Graziosi, Marie Forleo and Trent Shelton. It turned out to be the launch of a (not-free) “immersive learning experience” dubbed “Roadtrip: The Highway to More” that prices $397 for viewers who tuned in and is now priced on the non-promotional supply of $497.

In accordance with the Austin American-Statesman, the seminar featured, amongst different issues, McConaughey sharing tales from his memoir, Greenlights, and enjoying a bongo.

“A couple times, McConaughey took to the drum while he read out comments from viewers spilling their secret shames and desires,” the American-Statesman reported. “He paced back and forth toward the camera, often placing himself in extreme Norma Desmond closeup. His hands gesticulated wildly. He cut through his own chicken-fried fortune cookies with that signature smooth-talk snicker. His eyebrows must have logged enough sky-high miles to get their pilot’s license.”

After all, Oliver couldn’t let this slip previous his radar. On Sunday’s Final Week Tonight, the HBO host confirmed a slip from the seminar, which he famous was five-and-a-half hours lengthy.

Within the clip, McConaughey shares a private story: “In 1999, I’d just had a dream that I was floating down a river naked, wrapped up in anaconda sharks, piranhas and crocodiles. And lined along the ridge of the river, there were thousands of African tribesmen each holding a shield and a spear. And it wasn’t a nightmare. Actually, it was a wet dream.”

Replied Oliver: “Wow! What a twist at the end there.”

Talking and gesturing as McConaughey did within the video, Oliver continued: “I know my dream might have contained some pretty dicey racial imagery there, but would it help to know that at the end of it, I ejaculated.”

The Final Week Tonight host then summed up his confusion over the entire thing thusly: “I’m not sure what lesson you’re supposed to learn from it other than if you try to do drugs with Matthew McConaughey, you will die.”



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