John Oliver is an British political satirist, writer, producer, television host, actor, voice actor, media critic, and stand-up comedian. He is widely known in the U.S. for hosting Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
He also co-hosts the satirical comedy podcast The Bugle and hosts John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central. In 2013, Oliver spent eight weeks as the guest host of The Daily Show. Oliver then left the show at the end of 2013 and began hosting Last Week Tonight on 27 April 2014. In his native Britain, Oliver is known for his appearances as a panelist on Mock the Week.