British comic John Oliver's scalpel approach to humour
Published on Apr 17, 2014 11:42 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - British stand-up comedian John Oliver can sound downright angry at times, even though his star is on the rise.
The 36-year-old has managed to parlay a successful stint filling in for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show into a gig hosting a Sunday night news comedy show on HBO that debuts April 27.
But get him started on topics from the corrosive influence of money in American politics, to gun control, to the massive General Motors auto recall, and you'll hear no shortage of outrage -- faux or real.
Ahead of the premiere of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, the satirist spoke at the HBO headquarters about what has raised his hackles lately, his non-alpha male status, and why he feels like a three-year-old with a nail gun.
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