Tax day is Wednesday, and rather than "demolish" or "destroy" everyone's least favorite government agency, the IRS, John Oliver defended it Sunday on "Last Week Tonight."

"The fact is, blaming the IRS because you hate paying your taxes is a bit like slapping your checkout clerk because the price of eggs has gone up," he said. "It's not her fault. She's just trying to help you get out of the store."

IRS employees have a thankless and mind-numbingly boring job, but one that's crucial to our country, and for that, they're heroes, he said.

"There's a weird kind of heroism to doing jobs that are that boring, 'cause not only can I not do their job, I can barely even listen to them talking about it," he said.

To make his point, Oliver invited Michael Bolton to sing an IRS-themed version of "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?" Amazing.