John Oliver

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  • Birth Place: Birmingham, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 1977
  • Profession: Actor; comedian
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Top Videos: Adam Levine's Musical Impressions, New Homeland Teaser, Bojack Horseman Auditions

This week, Adam Levine demonstrated his hidden talent for doing musical impersonations on The Tonight Show and a baby elephant discovered the wonder that is a gigantic string of ribbon. Ed Sheeran hopped on the televised live musical bandwagon and dressed up like Little Orphan Annie, and Cookie Monster teamed up with John Oliver and other celebrities to give kids a language lesson. Plus: Showtime released the most revealing teaser yet for Homeland's upcoming fourth season. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Inside the Last-Minute Scramble to Save Community

"Six seasons and a movie" almost didn't happen. As June drew to a close, time was running out to save Community, which NBC had canceled in May. Talks to move the comedy to streaming service Hulu were falling apart, the deal options to keep the show's cast intact expired at the end of the month, and much of the crew and key writers had already moved on to new jobs. Even the comedy's offices on the studio lot had been taken over by a new series: Grace and Frankie, Netflix's upcoming sitcom starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

"When a show is canceled, it's usually canceled," says Sony Pictures Television programming president Zack Van Amburg, whose company produces Community. read more

Top Moments: John Oliver Makes Us Laugh Talking About Net Neutrality

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11. Best Icebreaker: Jonah Hill has been apologizing for the wrong transgression this whole time. A day after his tearful mea culpa on The Tonight Show for using an anti-gay slur, the 22 Jump Street star drops by The Colbert Report, where...read more

Videos

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Supreme Court (HBO)
Jim Rash's Oscar Moment
The Writing Process
Emmy Party: Behind the Scenes

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The Smurfs
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Let the Wonk One In / The Curse of Mudfart
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Let the Wonk One In / The Curse of Mudfart
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Let the Wonk One In / The Curse of Mudfart [HD]
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Otto Know Better / Brolateral Damage

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Last Week Tonight With John Oliver TV Show Series, Host
2014 Last Week Tonight With John Oliver TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2013 The Smurfs 2 Movie, Actor - Vanity Smurf
2012 Randy Cunningham TV Show Series, Voice - Coach Green
2012 Randy Cunningham TV Show Series, Voice - Coach Green

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Emmy Watch: Canceled Shows Still Have Their Eye on the Prize

With executive producers Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna back at the helm, critics and fans agreed that Community regained its mojo this past season. Considering the major arc for star Joel McHale, big guest turns by stars like Jonathan Banks and John Oliver, and an emotional farewell to star Donald Glover, it's reasonable to expect the show to be an Emmy contender in several key comedy categories, including Outstanding Writing.

There's just one pesky problem... read more

John Oliver Previews New HBO Late-Night Series Last Week Tonight

John Oliver would like you to know that nobody is more surprised than he is that he has landed his own show on HBO. While he may not be a household name just yet, when Last Week Tonight With John Oliver — a satirical weekly news program — premieres on April 27, it will join the cable channel's distinguished Sunday-night ranks, which have included The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Game of Thrones, Girls and Veep.

"It's an odd piece of premium real estate — I feel like I'm polluting the landscape a bit," says the 36-year-old import, best known for his seven years as "senior British correspondent" on The Daily Show and the two months he spent filling Jon Stewart's chair when the anchor was away last summer. "It's like seeing a gigantic empty lot on Park Avenue and someone just built a tent on it. It's like, 'How did you get there?'"

Three weeks before his first broadcast, we sat down with the compulsively self-deprecating, lightning-witted comedian to find out the answer... read more

Check Out the First Trailer for HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

HBO released the first trailer for John Oliver's upcoming  comedy-news series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

HBO sets premiere for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Oliver, who filled in for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show over the summer, pokes... read more

HBO Sets Premiere for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver's upcoming HBO comedy-news series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver will debut Sunday, April 27 at 11/10c.

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Community Exclusive: John Oliver Returns for... Big Butt Mystery!?

The Greendale campus is in chaos this week on Community when a buttcrack bandit invades, dropping coins down victims' pants. (Hey, could be worse, right?)

Not trusting Dean Pelton's (Jim Rash) investigatory skill, Jeff (Joel McHale) and Annie (Alison Brie) conduct their own interrogation of the staff, including the delightful John Oliver, who will reprise his role as Prof. Ian Duncan.

Community Stars: Season 5 might be the best yet!

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