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By David Marchese Source With Last Week Tonight, John Oliver has found himself in the curious, and enviable, position of hosting a satirical news show that frequently makes news. Whether it’s by setting up a fake church to show the flimsiness of religious tax exemptions, urging viewers to overload the FCC website’s servers with angry comments as a way […]

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By Michael Muckian Source No one was more surprised than John Oliver at the world’s reaction to his takedown of the Miss America Pageant, specifically its claim of providing millions in academic scholarships for women.

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Daniel J. Kenny Source Before taping the second-ever episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver implored members of the audience not to internalize their laughter like they do when watching comedy programs at home.

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By Fresh Air Source After serving as a correspondent on The Daily Show for 7 1/2 years — and hosting it last summer while Jon Stewart took a break to direct his movie — British comedian John Oliver now has his own show.

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By Edward Helmore Source In just six weeks of his show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the British satirist has become a star of the counter-culture, playfully taking aim at Fifa and the National Security Agency – and pushing the boundaries of comedy

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By Brian Hiatt Source Sunday night is when I like to watch TV,” says John Oliver, taking a rare break from planning his HBO fake-news show, Last Week Tonight, which airs Sundays at 11 pm. “Now I’ve kind of ruined that for myself.” Having shed his on-air suit for a plaid shirt and gray jeans, the […]

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By Associated Press Source British comedian, who debuts his own show, says he wouldn’t be where he was without the Comedy Central host.

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By NPR Staff Source British comedian John Oliver made a name for himself as a correspondent for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he spent his time lampooning the media and the politicians on it.

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By Christian Plumb Source NEW YORK, April 16 (Reuters) – British stand-up comedian John Oliver can sound downright angry at times, even though his star is on the rise. The 36-year-old Oliver has managed to parlay a successful stint filling in for Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” into a gig hosting a Sunday night […]

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By Alex Strachan Source PASADENA, Calif. — His new, weekly HBO late-night talk show doesn’t have a title yet, or a format, or a time slot, or a debut date, or even a reason for being, other than it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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By Robert Faires Source Getting hired as a correspondent for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was, without question, a great break for Hasan Minhaj. But it isn’t as if the 29-year-old comedian was sitting around waiting for his cell to ring. This is a guy who in just a few years has made a mark in stand-up, […]

October 2nd, 2013: The Taping ReporT!

By Anna-Neko Source This was my second time going (went with a friend last year), and just the day before got to experience ‘The Daily Show’ too!

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