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John Oliver



Biography

John Oliver is an Emmy and Writer's Guild Award-winning writer. His HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, presents a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events to an audience averaging over 4 million viewers weekly. The show started its third series in February. When on occasional breaks from the show, John returns to his first love of stand-up and performs at sold out venues around the world.

From 2006 to 2013, John was a correspondent and guest host on the multi-award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, guest-hosting the show for two months during Jon Stewart's absence in 2013.

In 2008, John wrote and starred in his first Comedy Central special John Oliver: Terrifying Times. Following its success, John went on to host four seasons of his own stand up series for Comedy Central, John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show.

Prior to 2006, John worked in the UK, with a string of television appearances and sold-out solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. John also co-wrote and co-presented the weekly satirical podcast The Bugle with long-time collaborator Andy Zaltzman. Since its inception in 2007, the podcast grew to attract over 500,000 downloads a week.

John had a regular guest role on NBC's sitcom Community, was the voice of Vanity Smurf in The Smurfs movie and its sequel The Smurfs 2, and has appeared in The Simpsons as Marge and Homer's next-door neighbor, Booth Wilkes-John.
John Oliver