Boston, MA- John Oliver is set to perform The Wilbur Theatre on Saturday November 16th, 2013 at 7:00pm and 9:45pm


John Oliver is an Emmy and Writer’s Guild Award winning writer and correspondent on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, which he joined in 2006. He first came to prominence as a cutting-edge political stand up in the UK, with a string of television appearances and sold-out solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival from his debut in 2002.

Having made the move to America to work on The Daily Show, John won theBreakout Award at the Aspen Comedy Festival in 2007 and went on to write and star in his first hour long Comedy Central stand up special John Oliver: Terrifying Times in April 2008. Such was its success that John has now hosted three seasons of his own stand up series for Comedy Central, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, an hour long show featuring a hand-picked selection of his favourite comedians. Guest headliners have included Marc Maron, Hannibal Buress, Janeane Garofalo, Chris Hardwick and Deon Cole.

With long-time collaborator Andy Zaltzman, John co-writes and co-presents the hugely popular weekly satirical podcast The Bugle. Its success has grown significantly since its inception in 2007 and now pulls in over 500,000 downloads a week. John and Andy previously wrote and starred in three series of The Department (BBC Radio 4) alongside Chris Addison, as well as two series of BBC Radio 4 show Political Animal, based on their satirical live stand-up show.

In John’s rare moments of free time from The Daily Show, he continues to successfully tour the U.S. as a stand up. He has appeared in 11 episodes of NBC’s sitcom Community, feature film The Love Guru and as the voice of Vanity Smurf in The Smurfs movie and its forthcoming sequel.

Bill Blumenreich presents John Oliver

Saturday November 16th, 2013 at 7:00pm and 9:45pm

Tickets: $37

The Wilbur is located at 246 Tremont St. in Boston’s Historic Theatre District

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