John Oliver is a correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."

John Oliver was born and raised in England, Great Britain, in the year of punk 1977. Oliver's passport lists his occupation as "comedian" and, as we all know, passports never lie.

Oliver has worked as a stand-up comedian around the UK entertaining and irritating audiences in equal measure for the last 7 years and has regularly taken shows to the Edinburgh Festival.

With his friend and long time collaborator Andy Zaltzman, Oliver wrote and starred in three seasons of "The Department" for BBC Radio 4. The series centered around a three man think tank which each week solved one of the world's major problems. Hopefully one day it will be available on CD but, as things stand, it looks like that will be the same day that you can first don ice skates and pirouette across the fiery rivers of hell. Zaltzman and Oliver also wrote and presented "Political Animal" linking the satirical material of various stand-ups with sketches including firing themselves out of a water canon at a crowd of protestors; contracting bird flu and getting into a gun fight with the Queen.

In the course of his career, Oliver has received no awards worth mentioning but did receive a letter of complaint from Buckingham Palace, which is clearly a lot better.

When "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" came knocking at his door, Oliver flung it open and jumped into their arms with a relish which made all parties slightly uncomfortable. Oliver is very pleased to ply his trade in your country. And, to be honest, he had all but burnt his bridges in his own native country.




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