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John Oliver            

Emmy-Winning Comedian, Best Known for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" & "Last Week Tonight"

John Oliver is a comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. Oliver started his career as a stand-up comedian, both in the United Kingdom and United States. He came to wider attention for his work on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" as its senior British correspondent. Oliver won three Primetime Emmy Awards for his work as a writer on "The Daily Show" and was its guest host for an eight-week period.

In addition to "The Daily Show", Oliver co-hosted the satirical comedy podcast "The Bugle" with Andy Zaltzman, with whom Oliver had previously co-hosted the radio series "Political Animal", and hosted "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show". He has also acted on television, most notably in a recurring role as Ian Duncan on the NBC sitcom "Community", and in films, The Smurfs and The Lion King.

Since 2014, Oliver has been the host of the HBO series "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver". He has received widespread critical and popular recognition for his work on the series, whose influence over US culture, legislation, and policymaking has been dubbed the "John Oliver effect". For his work on "Last Week Tonight", Oliver has won eight Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards and was included in the 2015 Time 100.

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John Oliver Kept Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' Ratings High While ...

When John Oliver signs off at the conclusion of his brief tenure as The Daily Show host on Thursday night, he can give himself a pat on the back. Many had ...

John Oliver Returning to 'Community' for Season Five | Movies News ...

John Oliver will be rejoining the cast of Community for its fifth season. Oliver is set to reprise his role as Professor Ian Duncan, according toThe H.

John Oliver Leaving 'The Daily Show' To Star In HBO Talk Show

John Oliver is ending his longtime stint on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" to star in his own weekly talk show on HBO, according to multiple reports.

John Oliver's 'Last Week' is back this week

John Oliver returns Sunday for a third season of HBO's Last Week Tonight, and after landing an interview with fugitive Edward Snowden and forming his own church, it will be a tall order to top the second.

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