41 Facts About John Oliver

1. John Oliver took a swipe at Donald Trump's acting attorney general, Matt Whitaker, as he kicked off Sunday's "Last Week Tonight" with a jam-packed monologue.

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2. John Oliver has skewered Donald Trump over his claim to be "draining the swamp" in Washington, showing that he is instead doing just the opposite.

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3. John Oliver began his look at President Trump's swampy administration by grimacing at Trump's Razzie-winning cameo in the 1991 film Ghosts Can't Do It.

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4. John Oliver digs beneath the most 'famous alligators in Trump's swamp,' finds lots more 'swamp creatures'.

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5. John Oliver examines how well President Trump is actually 'draining the swamp'.

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6. John Oliver was discussing pictures Whitaker posted on social media showing himself lifting weights—with one showing a tattoo in Japanese.

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7. John Oliver mocked acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker's history, job experience, and bicep tattoo in a scathing segment on Sunday night.

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8. John Oliver walked through a series of photos Whitaker has yet to remove from his social media of him.

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9. John Oliver argues how little Donald Trump has done to 'drain the swamp'.

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10. John Oliver delivers a heartbreaking report on the family separation policy.

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11. John Oliver claimed WWE had turned heel in dealing with the troubled consulate and made light of Titus O'Neil.

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12. John Oliver wants to know why his employer supported white nationalist sympathizer Steve King.

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13. John Oliver has said that they met at the 2008 Republican National Convention; he was doing a piece for The Daily Show and Norley was campaigning with Vets for Freedom.

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14. The next week, John Oliver showed off the large quantity of unsolicited donations mailed to him.

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15. The official YouTube video of John Oliver's Miss America segment has been viewed more than 15 million times.

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16. John Oliver found that at the state level, The Miss Alabama Pageant claimed that it had provided $2,592,000 in scholarships to Troy University despite not actually distributing any such scholarships.

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17. John Oliver said that at the national level, the Miss America Organization and Miss America Foundation together spent only $482,000 in cash scholarships in 2012.

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18. In 2004, John Oliver wrote and performed in the satirical radio program The Department on BBC Radio 4, with frequent comedy partner Andy Zaltzman and Chris Addison.

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19. John Oliver wrote and presented a BBC America campaign to have viewers use closed captioning.

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20. John Oliver drags Bill Schuette on 'Last Week Tonight' for sleazy video from 1989.

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21. John Oliver makes a brutal closing argument about Trump and immigration for the midterms.

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22. John Oliver is an expert at mixing serious journalism and silly comedy in the pursuit of creating informative but entertaining political coverage on Last Week Tonight—but every once in a while.

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23. John Oliver takes on family separation policy on 'Last Week Tonight'.

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24. John Oliver lives in New York City with his wife Kate Norley, an Iraq War veteran who served as a United States Army medic.

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25. John Oliver has founded and legally incorporated a church, Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption, to demonstrate how easy it is to qualify as a church and receive tax exempt status in the United States.

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26. In 2018, John Oliver began working as an executive producer for Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas.

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27. In 2009, John Oliver made a cameo appearance as the actor Rip Torn in the music video for the Fiery Furnaces single "Even in the Rain", which is based on the story of the making of the film Easy Rider.

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28. John Oliver performed various roles in the 2009 Comedy Central series Important Things with Demetri Martin.

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29. John Oliver was announced as the voice of Zazu in the upcoming remake of Disney's The Lion King.

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30. John Oliver had a recurring role on the NBC comedy Community as psychology professor Ian Duncan.

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31. John Oliver says he has full creative freedom, including free rein to criticise corporations, given HBO's ad-free subscription model.

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32. John Oliver received Emmy Awards for outstanding writing in 2009, 2011, and 2012.

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33. John Oliver describes his own accent as a "mongrel" of Brummie, Scouse, and Bedford influences.

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34. At the Festival and similar venues, John Oliver frequently worked with other members of the Chocolate Milk Gang, a group of comedians who often collaborated and performed with one another, including Daniel Kitson, Russell Howard, David O'Doherty, and Alun Cochrane.

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35. For his work on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver has won six Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards and was included in the 2015 Time 100, being described as a 'comedic agent of change.

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36. John Oliver won three Primetime Emmy Awards for his work as a writer on The Daily Show and was its guest host for an eight-week period in 2013.

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37. John Oliver started his career as a stand-up comedian, both in the United Kingdom and United States.

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38. John Oliver dedicated a few minutes of Sunday night's episode to further discuss Crown Jewel.

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39. John Oliver talked about John Cena pulling out of the show, and the crowd booing The Undertaker's promo regarding the.

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40. John Oliver ends show early so viewers can do midterm research.

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41. John Oliver ends 'Last Week Tonight' early so you have time to research for the midterm elections.

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