John Oliver

John Oliver

John Oliver has been a writer and correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart since 2006. ...

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Updated January 13, 2014
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Catch The Daily Show, weeknights at 11.30pm exclusively on Comedy Central Extra. Here’s who is lined up for this week. ...
Catch The Daily Show, weeknights at 11.30pm exclusively on Comedy Central Extra. Here’s who is lined up for this week....
Catch The Daily Show, weeknights at 11.30pm exclusively on Comedy Central Extra. Here’s what, or rather, who, is lined ...
Catch The Daily Show, weeknights at 11.30pm exclusively on Comedy Central Extra. Here’s what, or rather, who, is lined ...
The Daily Show may be in the market for a new Special British Correspondent as long-time writer and contributor John ...
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is back... with Jon Stewart! The host of the series since 1999 and undisputed king of ...
After a glorious summer hosting The Daily Show, John Oliver will take the hosting seat for the last time tonight as he ...
The Mayor of London asked and we delivered. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart arrives in the UK on Comedy Central Extra ...
We know there’s a huge Daily Show fan base here in the UK but most of you can’t access the US video clips. Argh! Here’s ...
Comedy Central host, Jon Stewart received over half a million users’ votes in the poll for AskMen.com. Users voted for ...
President Obama's appearance will occur during the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series' week-long trip to ...
The Daily Show host Jon Stewart will be hosting the third biennial Comedy Central US’s all-star benefit for autism. ...
British comedian John Oliver is to front his own stand-up show in America. His success on The Daily Show With Jon ...

Full Biography

John Oliver has been a writer and correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart since 2006.



As a result of his popularity on The Daily Show, Comedy Central asked John to write and star in his own one hour stand-up special, Terrifying Times, which premiered in April 2008 and was subsequently released on DVD.



John has had multiple Writers Guild and Emmy nominations for his writing on The Daily Show and in 2009 won the Emmy Award for Best Comedy Writing in a Comedy or Variety Series.



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John alongside long term writing partner Andy Zaltzman, co-writes and stars in The Bugle; an ongoing series of satirical news podcasts, in association with The Times newspaper.



With Zaltzman, John has also co-written and hosted the BBC Radio 4 show Political Animal. Based on their satirical live stand-up show, a third series was broadcast in 2009.



John has additionally written and starred in three series of The Department (BBC Radio 4) alongside Chris Addison and Zaltzman.

In 2008 John starred in the Mike Myers’ movie, The Love Guru (don't hold it against him) and is currently appearing in a recurring role in the NBC series Community.



TV credits on this side of the pond include Mock the Week, Bremner, Bird and Fortune, "The Last Word, Green Wing, Chambers, People Like Us and Ardal O'Hanlon’s My Hero.



In January 2010 John hosted his own six episode series for Comedy Central in the States, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, where John performed stand-up along with some of his favourite comedians.



John also regularly performs his stand-up comedy act at colleges and comedy venues throughout the United States.