Articles Tagged 'John Oliver'

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John Oliver and Lena Headey Join ‘Danger Mouse’

The BBC’s rebooted version of the classic British children’s cartoon Danger Mouse is clearly aiming for as international an audience as possible. Having secured the services of Alexander Armstrong (Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures) as the rodentine secret agent, and the actor Kevin Eldon as his bumbling sidekick Penfold, the cast has been fleshed […]

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Forget Harvard: Which of Your Favorite Stars Are Oxford Grads?

When it comes to prestige, the British education system works on a fairly simple hierarchy. There’s no Ivy League, no jostling for position. There is Oxford University and its many colleges, and there is Cambridge University and its many colleges, and then there is everywhere else. That’s not to say Manchester or Durham or Edinburgh […]

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5 Very British Moments on ‘The Daily Show’

The problem with gathering together any kind of greatest hits of Jon Stewart’s captaincy at the helm of The Daily Show–which he announced is coming to an end–is partly one of being awash—there is so much stuff to choose from–and partly fear: can you get away with repeating some of the more provocative things he […]

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WATCH: John Oliver Suggest Ways to Avoid New Year’s Eve

Apparently not everyone is a fan of New Year’s Eve celebrations. HBO’s John Oliver actually embraces his disdain for the holiday, and gives us some examples on how to get out of get-togethers with some unique excuses like a juice cleanse. Oliver, whose show Last Week Tonight is currently on hiatus, takes some time out of […]

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A History: Are Brits Better at Satire?

No. Actually, it would perhaps be more fitting if I said YES, yes they are, and then go on to claim that the Brits are better at anything that involves saying things you don’t literally mean. I could then claim that this is why they’re so good at acting, and why they’re always telling everyone […]

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John Oliver Gets Own Show on HBO

British comedian John Oliver must have done something right when filling in for Jon Stewart at The Daily Show earlier this year, because he’s been offered his own TV show on HBO, reports BBC News. Prior to taking over full-time, temporary hosting duties, Oliver was a regular contributing writer on The Daily Show since 2006. […]

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10 British Exports That Are More Popular In The U.S.

If a British cultural export manages to succeed in America, it’s a fairly safe bet that it already has some degree of popularity in its home land. Sometimes, however, exports from the U.K. manage to end up being even more popular, comparatively speaking, than they ever managed to be back where they came from. Other […]

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