John William Oliver (born 23 April 1977) is an English comedian. He is best known for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In his native country, he is best known for his time as a semi-regular panelist on the satirical news show Mock The Week. 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. He is a permanent resident of the United States and lives in New York City. Oliver was born in Birmingham in the West Midlands and educated in Bedford at the Mark Rutherford School.
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He received his green card in 2009 but was living on a Visa in New York since 2008.