John Oliver will perform for one night only on Friday, October 11 at The Chicago Theatre.
John Oliver will take over as guest host of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and will serve as host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series for the eight weeks of original episodes that are scheduled during Jon Stewart’s hiatus. Oliver joined “The Daily Show” in 2006 as a writer and correspondent. As a result of his popularity, Oliver was asked to write and star in his own one hour stand-up special, Terrifying Times, which premiered in April 2008 on Comedy Central and was subsequently released on DVD. In 2008, Oliver starred in the Mike Myers’ movie The Love Guru, and is currently appearing in a recurring role in the NBC series Community and his own series for Comedy Central, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show. Oliver has had multiple Writers Guild and Emmy nominations for his writing on The Daily Show and in 2009 he won the Emmy Award for Best Comedy Writing in a Comedy or Variety Series.
Alongside long-term writing partner Andy Zaltzman, Oliver currently co-writes and stars in The Bugle, an ongoing series of satirical news podcasts, in association with The Times newspaper. Oliver co-wrote and hosted three series of the BBC Radio 4 show Political Animal, which was based on his satirical, live stand-up show with Zaltzman. John regularly performs his stand-up comedy at colleges and comedy venues throughout the United States.