John Oliver Is Touring Australia This Year

For the first time ever!

Emmy Mackby Emmy Mack

Actor, talk show host, and all-around comic genius John Oliver is coming to Australia. The cultural and political sharpshooter has announced plans to bring his stand-up comedy routine down under for the first time ever.

The host of Peabody Award-winning current affairs talk show Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, whom others might recognise as the perpetually drunk Professor Ian Duncan on the cult comedy series Community, will be bringing his razor-sharp satire to our shores this August, with a pair of shows set down for Sydney and Melbourne.

The bespectacled British quipster has cornered the market on scholastic high-achievement and goofball LOL wizardry. As well as being named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and winning a Writer’s Guild Award for his penmanship, Oliver has also provided the voice of Vanity Smurf in The Smurfs movie, and has appeared in The Simpsons as Marge and Homer’s next-door neighbour, Booth Wilkes-John.

Dummy translation: John Oliver is a funny nerd who does comedy for smart people.

Tickets to his debut Australian shows go on sale from 9am AEST Monday, 11th May.

UPDATE 10/06/15: Due to the overwhelming demand on tickets – with the first four shows  selling out in 90 minutes – John Oliver has added an extra show in both Sydney and Melbourne to his upcoming Australian tour, making them his third and final shows in each city. Tickets will go on sale Friday June 19th at 9am. See the updated dates below.

But first, to get you excited, watch Oliver make good on his promise to celebrate Sepp Blatter’s resignation as FIFA president. Then, watch him diss Australian music, koalas and vegemite.

 John Oliver Australian Tour Dates

Thursday, 27th August – SOLD OUT
Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets: Ticketmaster | 136 100

Friday, 28th August (8pm) – SOLD OUT
Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets: Ticketmaster | 136 100

Friday, 28th August (10.15pm) – NEW SHOW
Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets: Ticketmaster | 136 100

Sunday, 30th August – SOLD OUT
State Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketmaster | 136 100

Sunday, 30th August (5pm) – NEW SHOW
State Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketmaster | 136 100

Monday, 31st August (8pm) – SOLD OUT
State Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketmaster | 136 100