Back in Black - The Sochi Winter Olympics

  • Aired:  01/28/14
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Lewis Black highlights the corruption, terrorist threats and anti-gay laws characterizing the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. (2:55)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

WHEN A NEWS STORY FALLS THROUGHTHE CRACKS, LEWIS BLACK CATCHES

IT FOR A SEGMENT WE CALL "BACKIN BLACK."

♪ >> THE WINTER OLYMPICS HAVEN'T

EVEN STARTED YET BUT I'M ALREADYSURE THEY ARE GOING TO BE ONE

HOT MESS.

IT KICKED IN LAST WEEK WHEN ISAW THE CEREMONIAL 2014 UNIFORMS

FOR TEAM USA.

THAT LOOKS LIKE A CARDIGAN.

[BLEEPED]THE AMERICAN FLAG WITH LEE

GREENWOOD'S (bleep).

THE GAMES ARE BEING HELD INSOCHI, RUSSIA, AND IT TURNS OUT

THAT MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN THEBEST CHOICE.

>> A TOWN BEST KNOWN AS A BEACHRESORT.

IT'S IN THE WARMEST PLACE OFRUSSIA ON THE BLACK SEA.

>> THOSE ARE PALM TREES NEXT TOTHE BRAND NEW SPEED SKATING

ARENA.

IT'S A RUSSIAN CLUB MED.

IT'S LIKE HOLDING THEINTERNATIONAL BACON FESTIVAL IN

IRAN.

WHAT POSSIBLE JUSTIFICATION DIDRUSSIA HAVE TO PICK SOCHI?

SOCHI IS ONE OF PRESIDENTPUTIN'S FAVORITE VACATION SPOTS.

>> THAT'S WHAT I LOVE ABOUTRUSSIAN CORRUPTION THEY DON'T

EVEN TRY TO HIDE IT.

THE ONLY THING IN RUSSIA MOREEXPOSED THAN THEIR CORRUPTION IS

THE PRESIDENT'S NIPPLES.

[ LAUGHTER ]BUT WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THAT

THE OLYMPICS ARE A CELEBRATIONOF THE HUMAN SPIRIT AND A

SHOWCASE OF WORLD UNITY.

>> THREE COUNTRIES GET E-MAILSWARNING OF A TERRORIST THREAT

AT THE SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICGAMES.

>> SOCHI 250 MILES FROM TERRORHOTBED CHECHNYA.

>> 250 MILES FROM CHECHNYA?

EVEN TRIPADVISOR KNEW THAT WAS ABAD IDEA.

[LAUGHTER]WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL?

I'M SURE EVERYTHING IS GOING TOBE FINE.

>> THE U.S. MILITARY HAS PLANSTO PUT TRANSPORT PLANES AT

EUROPEAN BASES ON ALERT AND ISDEPLOYING TWO NAVY SHIPS TO THE

BLACK SEA IN CASE AMERICANS NEEDTO BE EVACUATED.

>> I HOPE THE LEE GREENWOOD(bleep) SWEATERS ARE MADE OUT

OF KEVLAR.

AND FINALLY LET'S NOT FORGETANOTHER LITTLE PROBLEM RUSSIA IS

HAVING WITH CERTAIN PEOPLE THESEDAYS.

>> IN JUNE RUSSIA PASSED LAWSTHAT BANNED PROMOTING GAY RIGHTS

AND PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF AFFECTIONBY SAME-SEX COUPLES.

>> HOW DID THE MAYOR FEEL ABOUTGAY PEOPLE IN SOCHI?

WE DON'T HAVE THEM IN OUR TOWN.

>> I SHOULD KNOW I'VE (bleep)EVERY GUY IN SOCHI AND NOT ONEOF

THEM SEEMED TO ENJOY IT.

JON?

>> Jon: THANK YOU, LEWIS.

LEWIS BLACK, EVERYBODY.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

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