John Oliver's Twist on American Satire |
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]