English comic John Oliver, best known as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and for Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s NY Stand-Up Show, makes wry observations on American culture and the news from his very British perspective.
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. In 2008 John starred in the Mike Myer’s movie, The Love Guru and is currently appearing in a recurring role in the NBC series, Community and his own series for Comedy Central, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, which is entering its third season in 2012.
John has had multiple Writers Guild and Emmy Nomination for his writing on The Daily Show and in 2009 won the Emmy Award for Best Comedy Writing In A Comedy or Variety Series Alongside long term writing partner Andy Zaltzman, John currently co writes and stars in The Bugle; an ongoing series of satirical news podcasts, in association with The Times newspaper. With Andy Zaltzman, John has 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 Andy Zaltzman.
Further credits include Mock the Week (BBC Radio 2), Bremner, Bird & Fortune (Channel 4), The Last Word (More 4); Green Wing (Channel 4), Chambers (BBC 1), People Like Us (BBC 1) and the Ardal O’Hanlon sitcom My Hero (BBC 1), Love Guru (Paramount Films), Demetri Martins’ Important Things (Comedy Central). John also regularly performs his stand-up comedy act at colleges and comedy venues throughout the United States.
“Wildly funny.” The Telegraph.
"A wonderfully intelligent comic.” Evening Standard
“Comedy for smart people