Live Nation and Madison Square Garden Entertainment announced that Emmy and Writers Guild Award-winning writer John Oliver will return to stand-up comedy at The Chicago Theatre on Wednesday, December 30 at 7PM & 10PM and Thursday, December 31st at 7PM & 10PM.
From 2006 to 2013, Oliver was a correspondent and guest host on the multi-award winning The Daily Show with John Stewart. He first gained recognition as a cutting-edge political stand up comic in the UK, with a string of television appearances and sold-out solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival. His HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, presents a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events.
After receiving the Breakout Award at the Aspen Comedy Festival in 2007, Oliver went on to write and star in his first hour-long Comedy Central stand up special titled John Oliver: Terrifying Times in 2008. As a result of its success, John has now hosted four seasons of his own stand-up series for Comedy Central, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show.
Oliver has also appeared as a regular guest on the sitcom Community, as the voice of Vanity Smurf in The Smurfs movie and its sequel The Smurfs 2, and recently appeared on The Simpsons as Marge and Homer’s next-door neighbor, Booth Wilkes-John.