John Oliver

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John Oliver
John Oliver November 2016.jpg
Oliver in November 2016
Birth nameJohn William Oliver
Born (1977-04-23) 23 April 1977 (age 43)
Erdington, Birmingham, England
  • Stand-up
  • television
  • film
  • books
Alma materChrist's College, Cambridge
Years active1998–present
Kate Norley (m. 2011)

John William Oliver (born 23 April 1977)[2] is an English comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor and television host. In 2014, Oliver began hosting the HBO series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Oliver's work in Last Week Tonight has become very popular. His work has had a large impact on American culture and politics, which has been called the "John Oliver Effect".[3]

In 2019, he will star as Zazu in the 2019 drama-live action remake The Lion King.

References[change | change source]

  1. Lewis, Hilary (12 November 2015). "John Oliver Baby News: 'Last Week Tonight' Host, Wife Welcome Son". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  2. "John Oliver Biography: Political Scientist, Radio Personality, Actor, Comedian, Writer, Television Personality (1977–)". (FYI / A&E Networks). Archived from the original on 7 November 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  3. Luckerson, Victor (20 January 2015). "How the 'John Oliver Effect' Is Having a Real-Life Impact". TIME. Retrieved 28 August 2015.

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