John Oliver is an Emmy and Writer’s Guild Award winning writer. 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. Since 2006 John has been a correspondent and guest host on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His new HBO show Last Week Tonight debuted in 2014, presenting a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events. John also continues to successfully tour the U.S. as a stand up. He has a regular guest role on NBC’s sitcom Community, is the voice of Vanity Smurf in The Smurfs movie and its sequel The Smurfs 2, and has recently appeared in The Simpsons as Marge and Homer’s next-door neighbour, Booth Wilkes-John.