VIDEO: HBO’s John Oliver turns NBC4’s Pat Collins into a beat poet

WTOP's Jason Fraley joins NBC4's Pat Collins at The Dubliner in D.C. (WTOP/Ginger Whitaker)

Hey, even HBO producers are into Pat Collins’ quirky reporting style.

John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” — a weekly news comedy in the vein of “The Daily Show” but with lots more cussing — edited together strings of footage that showcased Collins’ unique way of presenting stories with some rhythmic additions.

Collins occupies a special place in D.C. news. And, it’s always fun to remember that time he dressed as a grape to interview a local student suspended for wearing a banana costume.

Watch the segment below.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Writer/Editor for He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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