If you are a fan of John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight show on HBO, you won’t want to miss his appearance at the State Theatre in New Brunswick:
WHEN: Sun, December 14, at 8 PM
WHERE: STATE THEATRE, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
TICKETS: $45, $39.50, $35
Ticket Office 732.246.SHOW (7469)
John Oliver is an Emmy® and Writer’s Guild Award-winning writer. His HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a satirical look at the week in news, politics, and current events. On his occasional breaks from television, John returns to his first love of stand-up and plays to sold-out venues across the U.S.
From 2006 to 2013 John was a correspondent and guest host on the multi-award winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He first came to prominence as a cutting-edge political stand up in the UK, with a string of television appearances and sold-out solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival. Having made the move to America in 2006 to work on The Daily Show, John won the Breakout Award at the Aspen Comedy Festival in 2007 and went on to write and star in his first hour long Comedy Central stand up special John Oliver: Terrifying Times in 2008. Such was its success that John has now hosted four seasons of his own stand up series for Comedy Central, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, featuring a hand-picked selection of his favorite comedians.
With long-time collaborator Andy Zaltzman, John co-writes and co-presents the hugely popular weekly satirical podcast The Bugle. Its success has grown significantly since its inception in 2007 and now pulls in over 500,000 downloads a week. John and Andy previously wrote and starred in three series of The Department (BBC Radio 4) alongside Chris Addison, as well as two series of BBC Radio 4 show Political Animal, based on their satirical live stand-up show.
John also continues to successfully tour the U.S. as a stand up. He has a regular guest role on NBC’s sitcom Community, is the voice of Vanity Smurf in The Smurfs movie and its sequel The Smurfs 2, and has recently appeared in The Simpsons as Marge and Homer’s next-door neighbor, Booth Wilkes-John.
The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10 AM to 6 PM; Wednesday 11 AM to 7 PM; Friday 10 AM to 5 PM; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732.247.7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.
State Theatre, a premier nonprofit venue for the performing arts and entertainment. The theater exists to enrich people’s lives, contribute to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime appreciation for the performing arts through education. The State Theatre’s programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Heldrich is the official hotel of the State Theatre. Magic 98.3 is the official radio station of the State Theatre. The Star-Ledger is the official newspaper of the State Theatre. United is the official airline of the State Theatre.