HBO’s John Oliver coming to Chicago


John Oliver (L) and Jon Stewart perform on stage at Comedy Central Night Of Too Many Stars at Beacon Theatre on February 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

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CHICAGO — Though Jon Stewart has left “The Daily Show,” John Oliver is carrying the torch on HBO — and he’s about to bring his brand of political satire to Chicago.

Oliver will perform a night of standup comedy at the Chicago Theatre on Dec. 30.

The British comedian made a name for himself as a correspondent on “The Daily Show” and was a fill-in host during Stewart’s hiatus while directing “Rosewater.” Oliver later landed his own program on HBO, “Last Week Tonight.”

Tickets will cost between $55-75 apiece. They’ll go on sale Friday, August 21 through Ticketmaster.


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