John Oliver

John William Oliver (born 23 April 1977) is a British comedian, political satirist and actor. He is best known in America for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the satirical comedy podcast The Bugle. Oliver left The Daily Show at the end of 2013 and began hosting Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO on 27 April 2014.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 podcasts and radio broadcasts, including series such as Political Animal, The Department, and The Bugle.
Posts about John Oliver
  • The battle for net neutrality is being fought on the FCC’s website

    … offering tiered services where you had to pay extra in order to get a fast connection to Netflix. Or it could be other popular sites like Facebook or Gmail. Net neutrality says that all internet traffic should be treated equally. Proponents of net neutrality wanted the FCC to regulate ISPs like a common carrier which would prevent ISPs from…

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  • The Quiet Death of Church and State

    … begins by explaining that what she’s writing about would’ve shocked the newsroom just a few years ago2 and ends by referencing John Oliver’s famous dismantling of how media companies rationalize their native advertising practices. It makes sense that she was so uncomfortable—disappointed, even—since, for many, the Times is the paragon…

    Dillon Baker/ The Content Strategist- 23 readers -