John Oliver
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United States United Kingdom
2021

Sixteen String Jack Productions

John
Oliver

Even as he continued to host his show out of a home studio due to the pandemic, Oliver was laser-focused, dissecting political, social and cultural issues such as COVID, anti-Asian hate, unemployment, plastic, the national debt, bankruptcy, housing discrimination, sponsored content and Tucker Carlson. “Last Week Tonight” was rewarded with seven more Emmy noms in 2021, which resulted in its sixth consecutive win in the variety talk series category. Other awards this year included the Critics’ Choice Real TV Award for best show host and the Producers Guild of America award for live entertainment and talk TV producer. On the voiceover front, Oliver ppeared in several episodes of Netflix’s animated comedy “Big Mouth” in 2020.

Career

  • THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART
  • COMMUNITY
  • LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER

Education

  • Cambridge University (UK)
  • Christ's College, Cambridge (constituent of University of Cambridge) (UK)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Comedy Impact
  • Comedy Leaders

Philanthropy

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