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'The Daily Show's' John Oliver Signs With WME (Exclusive)

The British comedian also appears on NBC's "Community."

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John Oliver

John Oliver, a correspondent and writer for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, has signed with talent agency WME.

The British comedian and actor won Emmy Awards in 2009 and 2011 -- along with the rest of The Daily Show's writing staff -- for his work on the Comedy Central satirical news show.

Oliver regularly appears on The Daily Show as its senior British correspondent, first appearing in July 2006. He joined the writing staff a year later. He also plays the irascible professor Ian Duncan on NBC’s Community

Oliver performs as a stand-up comedian around the country; in 2007, he won the Breakout Award at the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. His Comedy Central special, John Oliver: Terrifying Times, debuted in April 2008. 

He also co-writes and stars in a weekly podcast, The Bugle: Audio Newspaper for a Visual World, with British comedian Andy Zaltzman.

Oliver is also represented by Avalon Management and attorney Leigh Brecheen.

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