Why Piers Morgan Is Demanding $10,000 From 'Daily Show' Host John Oliver -- Here's the Video at the Center of His Demand LA Times
"The Daily Show" interim host John Oliver is on the hook for $10,000 after making an offer on the show about fellow British television host Piers Morgan, reports the Los Angeles Times' Show Tracker.
Oliver was poking fun at Morgan, who once told CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta that he had fallen off a Segway in 2007 after taking prescription Vicodin. The "Daily Show" segment was focused on Gupta's recent turnaround on marijuana, with Gupta making a documentary called "Weed" about the drug.
"I would like to personally offer $10,000 in reward to anyone who can bring me footage of Piers Morgan falling off that Segway," Oliver said.
Morgan provided the footage himself, and aired it on his own CNN show on Tuesday, the Times notes.
"Mock all you want, Mr. Oliver, but, my fellow Brit, your punch line did carry with it a bona fide offer, to anyone, you said, who could produce the video of me falling off a Segway, and by the way, breaking five ribs, collapsing a lung and nearly expiring from life," Morgan said.
He added, "But now it's time for you to suffer pain. Ten thousand dollars worth of pain in fact. I assume the money will be delivered by the end of business day tomorrow. If not, I'll make sure that Mr. Stewart, now he's back from his lengthy movie-making sabbatical, will take it out of your measly little salary."
Here's the clip showing Morgan's Segway mishap: