John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show | Punchline Magazine
People planning to watch John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show may want to reserve their own sofas to assure getting a good seat to this comedy-show equivalent of an all-star game. The lineups for the series, which premieres Friday at 11 p.m. on Comedy Central, are teeming with heavy-hitting headliners. [Read More]
Comedy Central Announces John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show | Comedy Central Insider
Comedy Central officially announced "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" which will premiere January 8 at 11pm / 10c. Oliver opens each of the six episodes and introduces four stand-up guests over the hour. Paul F. Tompkins, Janeane Garofalo, Marc Maron, Brian Posehn, Kristen Schaal and Eugene Mirman close each of their episodes with super-sized sets. Other comics appearing on the series include Maria Bamford, Greg Fitzsimmons, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Nick Kroll, Matt Braunger, Hannibal Buress, P... [Read More]
The Daily Show's John Oliver | No Fact Zone interview
"I did receive a formal complaint from Buckingham palace year ago, for something I did on BBC Radio 4. I tried to get an official copy of the complaint on Buckingham palace letterheads, but I think when they received that request they realized I was not taking the complaint in the spirit it was issued. It's a shame, because if they had capitulated, it would be on my wall right now." [Read More]
Come See a Taping of John Oliver's New Stand-up Show | Comedy Central Insider Blog
Comedy Central has given John Oliver his own show. Even better, you could be in the audience for the taping. [Read More]
The Daily Show's John Oliver | The Boston Comedy Interview
Almost two years later, Oliver is no longer the new guy. He's one of the best reasons to watch The Daily Show, and his stand-up special, Terrifying Times, was brilliant. He's back at the Comedy Connection (in its new space) on Friday. I caught up with him by e-mail this week. [Read More]
Daily Show's John Oliver rips Limbaugh, Beck, Blitzer and (possibly) Olbermann | Washington Times
The Daily Show's John Oliver was a top attraction today at the Campus Progress conference in D.C. Right before he started talking, organizers said no audio or video would be allowed. During his remarks to the liberal-leaning college students gathered in the Omni hotel's ballroom, Oliver ripped on the media especially and weighed in on President Obama and the health care fight. Oliver said he loves his job and joked to the students in the room that might be "aspiring journalists" that they may so... [Read More]
John Oliver's Twist on American Satire | NashvilleStandUp.com
Somebody put the fear of Nashville in John Oliver — thankfully for comedy fans, he nonetheless braved the city. To test the audience, he opened with a Voldemort vs. Cheney joke in which the former Vice came off the worse. (Call me crazy, but that appraisal coming from Harry Potter's grown up doppleganger — minus only the lightning scar — carries added authority.) When the crowd roared in response to this and a Catholic Church vs. Galileo joke, Oliver expressed relief and excitement over wh... [Read More]
Comedian John Oliver exploits the license afforded by a British accent | Deseret News
"Towards the end of last year I went to a Sarah Palin rally to make fun of the people who were there. Many of those people had guns in their cars. I think I learned in the process that you can get away with more when you possess an English accent, as people often mistake outright rudeness for charming English eccentricity. My accent may have saved my life that day." [Read More]
Daily Show's John Oliver Goes To The White House
The White House briefing room is getting a visit from the Daily Show Wednesday. Correspondent John Oliver is speaking with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and several members of the press corps at the White House for an upcoming segment for the Comedy Central show. [Read More]
John Oliver's BBC show reprimanded for use of "Jew"
After British comic Frankie Boyle made what some listeners of Daily Show correspondent John Oliver's BBC radio show thought was an anti-semitic comment, the station promised to monitor their comedy shows more strictly. That was the ruling announced today by the BBC Trust in relation to Boyle's appearance on Political Animal last June. [Read More]