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John Oliver

Emmy-Winning Comedian, Best Known for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and HBO's "Last Week Tonight"

John Oliver was born in Birmingham, UK. In 1998 he graduated from Christ’s College, Cambridge. Oliver first appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2001 as part of “The Comedy Zone,” a late-night showcase of newer acts. He performed his debut solo show in 2002 and returned in 2003. In 2004 and 2005, he collaborated…

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John Oliver was born in Birmingham, UK. In 1998 he graduated from Christ’s College, Cambridge. Oliver first appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2001 as part of “The Comedy Zone,” a late-night showcase of newer acts. He performed his debut solo show in 2002 and returned in 2003.

In 2004 and 2005, he collaborated with Andy Zaltzman on a double act and co-hosting “Political Animal,” with various acts performing political material. Jon Stewart was apparently told about Oliver by a friend, the English comic Ricky Gervais, whom Oliver did not know.

Oliver joined “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” as its Senior British Correspondent in July 2006. “I’ve always striven to be both an entertainer and an irritant. I think that’s why I feel so at home on ‘The Daily Show,'” quipped Oliver in a January 2009 interview. The writers of “The Daily Show” won an Emmy in 2009 for “Best Comedy Writing In A Comedy or Variety Series.”

After relocating to New York City for “The Daily Show,” Oliver began performing stand-up in small clubs around the city, later moving on to headline shows in larger venues. Oliver’s first stand-up special — entitled “John Oliver: Terrifying Times” — debuted on Comedy Central in April 2008.

Outside of “The Daily Show,” Oliver appeared in a recurring role on the NBC comedy “Community” as Dr. Ian Duncan, a psychology professor, from 2009-2011. He also co-hosted “The Bugle,” a weekly satirical comedy podcast with Andy Zaltzman.

Oliver lives in New York City with his wife, an Iraq War veteran.

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