John Oliver is a Actor British born on 23 april 1977 at Birmingham (United-kingdom)
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Birth name John William OliverNationality United-kingdomBirth 23 april 1977John William Oliver (born 23 April 1977) is a British comedian, political commentator, television host, and occasional actor. He is widely known in the U.S. for hosting HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He also co-hosts the satirical comedy podcast The Bugle and hosted John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central. In 2013, Oliver spent eight weeks as the guest host of The Daily Show. Oliver then left the show at the end of 2013 and began hosting Last Week Tonight on 27 April 2014. He plays a recurring character, Professor Ian Duncan, on the television series Community.
(42 years) at Birmingham (United-kingdom
Primetime Emmy Award
He has worked extensively with Andy Zaltzman; their body of work includes hundreds of hours of satirical podcasts and radio broadcasts, including series such as Political Animal, The Department, and The Bugle.
As of 2010, Oliver lives in New York with his wife Kate Norley, an Iraq War veteran who served as a U.S. Army medic. Oliver has said that they met at the 2008 Republican National Convention; he was doing a piece for The Daily Show and Norley was campaigning with Vets for Freedom. She and other veterans hid Oliver, the other correspondents, and the camera crew from security. Oliver is a fan of both American and British sports and supports the New York Mets and the New York Jets.
Oliver's immigration status placed certain constraints on what he could do in his adopted country, but also provided him with comedy material as he poked fun at the opacity and occasional absurdity of the process of obtaining U.S. residency. Oliver was one of the many writers on the picket lines during the Writers' Guild strike which brought The Daily Show to a halt, yet he appeared on the show upon its resuming production on 7 January 2008. During a sketch, he pointed out that he was then in the U.S. on a visitors' visa that requires him not to strike while the show is in production and violation of the terms of the visa would be grounds for deportation. When asked about his residency status in early 2009, Oliver said, "It's an ongoing, and slightly unsettling, battle to be honest. I tried engraving 'Give me your tired, your poor, and your aspiring comic performers' into the base of the Statue of Liberty, but apparently that's not legally binding." In an episode of The Bugle released 31 October 2009, Oliver announced he "finally got approved for [his] green card" (for U.S. residency), noting that now he can "get arrested filming bits for The Daily Show". Oliver says he was given a scare when applying at the United States embassy in London, when an immigration officer asked, "Give me one good reason I should let you back in to insult my country," followed by, "Oh, I'm just kidding, I love the show." Since then, he referred to Americans as "us" or "you" as each segment demanded.