John Key's admission that he wees in the shower to a morning radio show is the "greatest political interview of all time," according to John Oliver.

Last week, Key took part in Hauraki Breakfast's game 'Thank You For Your Honesty' in which hosts Matt Heath, Jeremy Wells and Laura McGoldrick grill participants with a series of 10 silly, often rude, questions, which they then have to answer truthfully.

Key admitted that he'd stolen stuff, did wees in the shower and that he didn't think the Virgin Mary was a virgin. However, he didn't "trim his downstairs" and neither had he sent a "dick pic".

British comedian and Last Week Tonight host John Oliver joked the segment was "the greatest political interview of all time".

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In the latest episode of his HBO show, Oliver called it "one ray of pure joyful light" after a bleak news week.

"I don't know what I love the most there. The fact he felt qualified to weigh in on the Virgin Mary, the fact he confessed to theft and shower urination, or the admission that he does not trim his pubic hair," he said.

Oliver also had time for a major jab at Key for taking part in the interview.

"I actually think the only time he might have lied was regarding the dick pic question, because of course he has sent one. When you're Prime Minister John Key, every pic you send is a dick pic."

Prime Minister John Key with Hauraki Breakfast hosts Matt Heath, Laura McGoldrick and Jeremy Wells.
Prime Minister John Key with Hauraki Breakfast hosts Matt Heath, Laura McGoldrick and Jeremy Wells.
Prime Minister John Key with Hauraki Breakfast hosts Matt Heath, Laura McGoldrick and Jeremy Wells.
Prime Minister John Key with Hauraki Breakfast hosts Matt Heath, Laura McGoldrick and Jeremy Wells.

It's not the first time Key has found himself mocked by Oliver.

During the scandal that erupted after Key apologised for tugging on the ponytail of a waitress, Oliver said Key couldn't pass any dangling hair without pawing at it.

"He's more cat than Prime Minister at this point."

Oliver's show has previously had a go at Key and the National Party when it was called out over the similarity between its campaign song and an Eminem track, and he has also had a crack at the flag debate.

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- nzherald.co.nz