Chicago Event - Stand Up Comic John Oliver at Chicago Theatre Dec 2015

Say goodbye to 2015 with a laugh! Stand-up comedian and TV host John Oliver will appear in 4 shows over 2 nights at the Chicago Theatre. If you’re unfamiliar with John Oliver, he’s British and worked as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, for 7 years. Before that he had been popular in the UK with sold-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival and work with the BBC. He first came to the attention of fans in the U.S. at the 2007 Aspen Comedy Festival, where he won the Breakout Award. He starred in his first Comedy Central stand-up show the next year, John Oliver: Terrifying Times, and went on to host his own series for the station: John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, for 4 seasons. Since 2014, he has been hosting his own satirical news show on HBO, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He has also guest-starred on Community as a one of the dysfunctional school’s instructors, and lent his voice to The Simpsons and The Smurfs movies. He’s been the winner of both Emmy and Writers Guild awards.

John still loves to perform stand-up, and we’re happy to have him stop in Chicago on tour. The Chicago Theatre at 175 N. State Street is about a 15-minute drive from Best Western Grant Park, and also about a 15-minute ride on the CTA Green line. Tickets for John Oliver’s show are $55-$78.50. It runs Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 30-31, and start times are 7 pm and 10PM each night. For more information, visit the Chicago Theatre website.

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