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Reggie Watts Has Joined Peter Serafinowicz for His World Cup Broadcasting

"And looks like an almost goal. If that whole goal system would have been moved over maybe thirty more feet, we would have been looking at a goal."

-Reggie Watts doing World Cup commentary alongside Peter Serafinowicz on his Mixlr account, where Serafinowicz has been providing comedic commentary for the games for the last week.

Peter Serafinowicz Does Wonderful World Cup Commentary

Comedian Peter Serafinowicz (Look Around You, Running Wilde) has been providing live commentary on recent World Cup matches via his account on the website Mixlr, despite not  being familiar with soccer and apparently analyzing a different sport.

Here's a bit from his recent commentary on the US-Ghana match (via Sports Illustrated):

Well I’m afraid this game has entered rather boring territory again. … I’m looking at the clock and it’s 59:30 and I’m thinking, “Goodness gracious. 60 minutes in, I mean, two-thirds of the way in and still, what a boring game.

What a game. We’ve had sad goals, happy goals, people jettisoned into the sea.

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John Oliver Breaks Down the Evil Underbelly of FIFA

In a glowing example of The Sausage Principle, John Oliver skewered FIFA and their history of greedy and "cartoonishly evil" practices against countries that host the World Cup in Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight — more specifically their decision to change some laws around and build an unneeded $270 stadium-turned-giant bird toilet in this year's host country Brazil.