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6 Facts About John Oliver

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John William Oliver is an English comedian, political commentator, television host, and occasional actor.

A comedian or comic, is a person who seeks to entertain an audience, primarily by making them laugh.

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He is the host of HBO's Peabody Award-winning late-night talk Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Home Box Office is an American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by Time Warner through its respective flagship company Home Box Office, Inc. Programming featured on the network consists primarily of theatrically released motion pictures and original television series, along with made-for-cable movies and documentaries, boxing matches, and occasional stand-up comedy and concert specials.

The George Foster Peabody Awards program, named for American businessman and philanthropist George Peabody, recognizes distinguished and meritorious public service by American radio and television stations, networks, online media, producing organizations, and individuals.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, often abridged as Last Week Tonight, is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by comedian John Oliver.

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Oliver is the recipient of five Primetime Emmy Awards and two Writers Guild Awards.

The Primetime Emmy Award is an American award bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming.

An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, recognizes excellence in the television industry, and corresponds to the Academy Award, the Tony Award, and the Grammy Award.

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Oliver became widely known in the United States for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

The Daily Show is a left-wing American news satire and talk show television program, which airs each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central and on The Comedy Network in Canada.

Jon Stewart is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, actor, media critic, and former television host.

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He co-hosted the satirical comedy podcast The Bugle and hosted John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central.

A podcast is an episodic series of digital media files which a user can set up so that new episodes are automatically downloaded via web syndication to the user's own local computer or portable media player.

Comedy Central is an American basic cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Music and Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.

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Oliver has worked extensively with Andy Zaltzman; their body of work includes hundreds of hours of satirical podcasts and radio broadcasts, including series such as Political Animal, The Department, and The Bugle.

The Department is a satirical comedy on BBC Radio 4 about a secret organisation with the power to influence every aspect of your life.

Andrew "Andy" Zaltzman is a British comedian and author who largely deals in political and sport related material.

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