John William Oliver (born 23 April 1977) is a British comedian, political satirist and actor. He is best known in America for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the satirical comedy podcast The Bugle. Oliver left The Daily Show at the end of 2013 and began hosting Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO on 27 April 2014.He plays a recurring character, Professor Ian Duncan, on the television series Community. He has worked extensively with Andy Zaltzman; their body of work includes hundreds of hours of satirical podcasts and radio broadcasts, including series such as Political Animal, The Department, and The Bugle. In 2013, Oliver spent eight weeks as the guest host of The Daily Show. Oliver is a permanent resident of the United States and lives in New York City.