Daily Show's JOHN OLIVER Gets Show In Comedy Central Stand-Up Special

On 27 February 2013

Daily Show's JOHN OLIVER Gets Show In Comedy Central Stand-Up Special

British comic John Oliver, known for his role on The Daily Show with John Stewart will perform as a stand-up comedian on March 23 at Mayo Performing Center. 

The writer and correspondent for Comedy Central was asked to write and star in his own one-hour show at “Terrifying Times” stand-up special.

 Each episode of TDS opens with stand up by Oliver before a series of sets from several other comedians, each of whom Oliver usually introduces with a witty observation. This time Oliver will have its own stage and he will be introduced by someone else. 

It’s not his first time, John performed live, on stage earlier this year in January after he received his Green Card and last year in July. 

Oliver has had multiple Writers Guild and Emmy Nomination for his writing on The Daily Show and in 2009 won the Emmy Award for Best Comedy Writing In A Comedy or Variety Series. 

He plays a recurring character, Professor Ian Duncan, on the television series “Community”.

He has worked extensively with Andy Zaltzman; their body of work includes hundreds of hours of satirical pod-casts and radio broadcasts, including series such as “Political Animal”, “The Department”, and “The Bugle”.

His style leans toward the kind that Americans like best from the British - exaggerated, full of odd accents and mannerisms, in the vein of Monty Python

 

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