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John Oliver

Comedian John Oliver
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Profession: Comedian

Nationality:
England
English

Why Famous: Initially a stand-up comedian, John Oliver rose to fame for his work on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart".

Since 2014 he has gained widespread acclaim for his HBO show "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" and for which he was won 6 Emmys and a Peabody award.

He is also a co-host on the podcast "The Bugle".

Born: April 23, 1977
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
Age: 43 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus

Historical Events

  • 2014-04-27 "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" late-night talk and news show fronted by John Oliver premieres on HBO
  • 2018-06-22 Comedian John Oliver is blocked on Chinese social media after parody of Chinese leader Xi Jinping

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