John Oliver

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John William Oliver (born 23 April 1977) is an English comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host.wikipedia
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Andy Zaltzman

In addition to The Daily Show, Oliver co-hosted the satirical comedy podcast The Bugle (2007–2015) 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 on Comedy Central from 2010 to 2013.
He has worked extensively with John Oliver and their work together includes Political Animal, The Department, and The Bugle.

The Bugle

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In addition to The Daily Show, Oliver co-hosted the satirical comedy podcast The Bugle (2007–2015) 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 on Comedy Central from 2010 to 2013.
The Bugle is a satirical news podcast, created by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman in 2007.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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Since 2014, Oliver has been the host of the HBO series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (often abridged as Last Week Tonight) is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by comedian John Oliver.

The Lion King (2019 film)

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He has also acted on television, most notably in a recurring role as Ian Duncan on the NBC sitcom Community, and in films, notably voiceover work in The Smurfs (2011) and its sequel, and the remake of The Lion King. In 2019, Oliver voiced porcupine Steve in the CGI animation Wonder Park and hornbill Zazu in the remake of Disney's The Lion King.
The film stars the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, as well as James Earl Jones reprising his role from the original film.

The Smurfs 2

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He has also acted on television, most notably in a recurring role as Ian Duncan on the NBC sitcom Community, and in films, notably voiceover work in The Smurfs (2011) and its sequel, and the remake of The Lion King.

Political Animal (radio show)

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In addition to The Daily Show, Oliver co-hosted the satirical comedy podcast The Bugle (2007–2015) 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 on Comedy Central from 2010 to 2013.
Political Animal is a performance and radio show created by British comedians John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman in which various stand-up comedians perform political material.

Christ's College, Cambridge

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Following secondary school, he studied at Christ's College, Cambridge.
Some of the college's other famous alumni include comedians Sacha Baron Cohen, John Oliver and Andy Parsons, Lord Louis Mountbatten of Burma, South African Prime Minister Jan Smuts, historian Simon Schama, theologian William Paley and the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.

The Daily Show

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He came to wider attention for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as its senior British correspondent from 2006 to 2013.
Jason Jones traveled to Iran in early June 2009 to report on the Iranian elections, and John Oliver traveled to South Africa for the series of segments "Into Africa" to report on the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The Smurfs (film)

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He has also acted on television, most notably in a recurring role as Ian Duncan on the NBC sitcom Community, and in films, notably voiceover work in The Smurfs (2011) and its sequel, and the remake of The Lion King.

Richard Ayoade

Oliver's contemporaries in the troupe included David Mitchell and Richard Ayoade.
He and Footlights vice-president John Oliver wrote and performed in several productions together, appearing in both Footlights' 1997 and 1998 touring shows: Emotional Baggage and Between a Rock and a Hard Place (directed by Cal McCrystal).

List of Mock the Week episodes

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He was a frequent guest on the first two series in 2005 and 2006, appearing in 7 out of 11 episodes.

David O'Doherty

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At the Festival and similar venues, Oliver frequently worked with other members of the Chocolate Milk Gang, a group of comedians who often collaborated and performed with one another, including Daniel Kitson, Russell Howard, David O’Doherty, and Alun Cochrane.
in 2006 and 2008 he performed as part of the Honourable Men Of Art at the Edinburgh Fringe, along with Daniel Kitson, John Oliver, Andy Zaltzman and Alun Cochrane.

Community (TV series)

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He has also acted on television, most notably in a recurring role as Ian Duncan on the NBC sitcom Community, and in films, notably voiceover work in The Smurfs (2011) and its sequel, and the remake of The Lion King.
Additionally, John Oliver, who played Professor Duncan throughout the first two seasons, reprised his role in season 5 for multiple episodes.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

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CBS discussed the possibility of Oliver replacing Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show.
John Oliver was also reportedly approached by CBS as a possible Late Late Show host prior to his signing a contract with HBO, as were Neil Patrick Harris and James Corden.

The Love Guru

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In 2008, Oliver was given his first film role, playing Dick Pants in The Love Guru.
The Love Guru is a 2008 American romantic comedy film directed by Marco Schnabel in his directorial debut, written and produced by Mike Myers, and starring Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake, Romany Malco, Meagan Good, Verne Troyer, John Oliver, Omid Djalili, and Ben Kingsley.

Mark Rutherford School

As a child, Oliver was educated in Bedford at the Mark Rutherford School.

John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show

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In addition to The Daily Show, Oliver co-hosted the satirical comedy podcast The Bugle (2007–2015) 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 on Comedy Central from 2010 to 2013.
Hosted by British comedian John Oliver, the show featured new material by both up-and-coming and established comedians.

David Letterman

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Oliver has said that among his comedic influences are: Armando Iannucci, David Letterman, Monty Python, Peter Cook, Richard Pryor, and Jon Stewart.
Several late-night hosts have cited Letterman's influence, including Conan O'Brien (his successor on Late Night), Stephen Colbert (his successor on The Late Show), Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, John Oliver, and Seth Meyers.

Mock the Week

Prior to joining The Daily Show, Oliver was making appearances on British television as a panellist on the satirical news quiz Mock the Week.

List of The Lion King characters

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In 2019, Oliver voiced porcupine Steve in the CGI animation Wonder Park and hornbill Zazu in the remake of Disney's The Lion King.
(He is voiced by Rowan Atkinson in The Lion King; Jim Piddock in Timon and Pumbaa's Jungle Games and The Lion King Simba's Mighty Adventure; Michael Gough in Timon & Pumbaa; Edward Hibbert in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and The Lion King 1½; Jeff Bennett in The Lion Guard; and John Oliver in the 2019 film).

Wonder Park

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In 2019, Oliver voiced porcupine Steve in the CGI animation Wonder Park and hornbill Zazu in the remake of Disney's The Lion King.
The film stars the voice talents of newcomer Brianna Denski, and Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Garner, Ken Hudson Campbell, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Mila Kunis, John Oliver, Kath Soucie, Norbert Leo Butz, and Kevin Chamberlin.

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Oliver executively produced the show along with Avalon Television's Richard Allen-Turner, David Martin, James Taylor and Jon Thoday.
The company has discovered many acts who have become household names including Frank Skinner, David Baddiel, Harry Hill, Al Murray, Russell Howard, The Mighty Boosh, Stewart Lee, Lee Mack, Dave Gorman and John Oliver.

Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption

Oliver has also founded and legally incorporated a church, Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption, to demonstrate how easy it is to qualify as a church and receive tax exempt status in the United States.
Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption was a legally recognized church in the United States, established by comedian and satirist John Oliver.

William Boyd Carpenter

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His uncle was the composer Stephen Oliver, and a paternal great-great-grandfather was William Boyd Carpenter, Bishop of Ripon and court chaplain to Queen Victoria.

Donald Trump (Last Week Tonight)

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Oliver's February 2016 segment on presidential candidate Donald Trump received over 85 million views on Facebook and YouTube within a month, and was reportedly the "most watched piece of HBO content ever".
During the 22-minute segment, comedian John Oliver discusses Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and his career in business.