John William Oliver (born 23 April 1977) is an English comedian, political commentator, television host, and occasional actor. He is widely known in the United States for hosting HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He co-hosts the satirical comedy podcast The Bugle and hosted John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central.
As of 2016, Oliver lives in New York City with his wife Kate Norley, an Iraq War veteran who served as a US Army medic. 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. She and other veterans hid Oliver, the other correspondents, and the camera crew from security. The two married in October 2011. HBO announced on November 12, 2015, that the couple had a boy named Hudson, without specifying the birth date.