Keep Quiet and Don't Carry On

  • Aired:  07/17/12
  •  | Views: 49,046

A London performance by Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney is cut short when residents enforce a noise curfew, prompting a nightcapped John Oliver to follow suit. (4:10)

RECORDING.

(LAUGHTER) OF COURSE YOU DON'T ALWAYS NEED PEER PRESSURE, SOMETIMES YOU CAN

BEND AMERICANS TO YOUR WILL WITH BRUTE FORCE AS WHAT HAPPENED TO AN ICON IN LONDON.

>> BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, PAUL McCARTNEY.

OVER THE WEEKEND THEY THRILLED FANS AT A CONCERT IN LONDON.

THAT IS UNTIL ORGANIZERS PULLED THE PLUG (AUDIENCE REACTS)

>> Jon: YOU (BLEEP)ED WITH THE WRONG DUDE.

(LAUGHTER) THEY CUT SPRINGSTEEN'S MIC THREE HOURS INTO THE SHOW?

THAT'S HALF TIME!

HOW COULD YOU DO THIS?

>> APPARENTLY THE FOLKS WHO LIVE HERE IN THE AFFLUENT NEIGHBORHOOD SURROUNDING HYDE

PARK WHO HAVE DEMANDED A NOISE CURFEW AND THIS CONCERT HAD GONE PAST THE TIME LIMIT PROMPTING

SOMEONE TO SHUT THEM DOWN.

>> Jon: OH, IT WAS ANGRY OLD RICH PEOPLE.

(LAUGHTER) CAME OUT OF THEIR HOUSES AND WENT "YOU KIDS!

TURN DOWN THAT!" OH, I'M SORRY, YOU'RE 70.

I DIDN'T REALIZE.

(LAUGHTER) LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING,

ENGLAND, NOBODY PUTS BRUCEY IN A CORNER!

SPRINGSTEEN GETS TO SING AS LONG AS HE WANTS AS LOUD AS HE WANTS

AND THERE'S NOTHING THAT YOU OR ANYBODY ELSE CAN DO... CAN DO...

BE WHAT'S THIS?

>> BE QUIET, JON!

BE QUIET!

KEEP IT DOWN.

>> Jon: WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

>> IT'S NIGHT, JON.

BRITAIN HAS GOT THE OLYMPICS COMING UP.

WE NEED OUR REST!

NEXT WE LOSE EITHER THE TWO BRONZE MEDALS WE'RE HOPING FOR.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: WHICH EVENT DO YOU GET THE BRONZE IN?

>> WHICH EVENTS?

JAVELIN AND SYNCHRONIZED SINKING.

>> Jon: SWIMMING.

SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING.

>> REALLY.

(BLEEP) THERE GOES ONE BRONZE.

LOOK, YOU'RE BEING TOO LOUD.

CUT HIS MIC.

CUT HIS MIC NOW.

>> Jon: DON'T YOU DARE!

>> CUT IT!

YOU BE QUIET NOW.

YOU BE QUIET!

NO, BE QUIET!

YOU'VE BEEN TOO NOISY.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

NO, NO, NO.

>> Jon: THIS IS AMERICA.

>> NO, NO, NO.

>> Jon: WE DON'T LET BRITISH PEOPLE TELL US HOW LOUD WE CAN BE.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE) A LITTLE BIT BREEZYN'T N HERE,

ISN'T IT, OLIVER?

WHO THE HELL DO YOU PEOPLE THINK YOU ARE CUTTING OFFSPRING AND SEEN THE'S MIC?

HE'S THE BOSS.

>> OH, YEAH, WELL, WE HAVE THE QUEEN, JON.

THE ACTUAL QUEEN.

AND YOU DO NOT KEEP HER UP PAST HER BEDTIME.

>> Jon: OH (BLEEP)

>> LET ME TELL YOU...

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE) IT'S GETTING REAL NOW.

JON, LET ME TELL YOU....

>> Jon: ♪ ♪ (SINGING)

>> IF SHE DOESN'T GET 15 HOURS UNINTERRUPTED SLEEP SHE'S A (BLEEP)ING MONSTER!

SO YOU KEEP YOUR VOICE DOWN!

>> Jon: ♪ COME TAKE MY HANDS ♪

>> KEEP IT DOWN!

>> Jon: IF THE QUEEN EVER COMES TO NEW JERSEY, BUDDY...

>> OH, JON, THE QUEEN IS NEVER COMING TO NEW JERSEY.

(APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: WHY NOT?

>> I'LL TELL YOU WHY.

I'LL TELL YOU WHY, JON, BECAUSE THE QUEEN IS A LADY WHO HAS NO BUSINESS ASSOCIATING HERSELF

WITH HUMAN FILTH.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)

>> Jon: I HEAR OTHERWISE.

LISTEN, IF SHE DID, WE'D NEVER TURN HER T MIC OFF.

YOU KNOW WHY?

BECAUSE THIS IS AMERICA.

WE'RE ABOUT FREEDOM.

ONE NATION INDWIZABLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

AND THAT FREEDOM...

>> OH, THAT'S NICE, JON.

FREEDOM?

FREEDOM, REMIND ME, WHAT SOLDIERS ARE YOU ALLOWED?

(APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: (BLEEP)

>> QUIET!

JOHN OLIVER, EVERYBODY.

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