Tickets on sale this week to John Oliver at Kennedy Center

WASHINGTON — You know him as Jon Stewart’s former correspondent on “The Daily Show” and the host of his own HBO spin-off “Last Week Tonight.”

Now, John Oliver takes his stand-up show to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall stage for the first time with three consecutive shows from Thursday, Aug. 25 to Saturday, Aug. 27, each at 7 p.m.

Tickets start at $59 and go on sale to Kennedy Center Members on Thursday, Feb. 18. They go on sale to the general public on Friday, Feb. 19.

Oliver is an Emmy-winning writer whose HBO show presents a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events to an audience averaging more than four million viewers weekly.

The show started its third season in February, but during occasional breaks from the TV desk, Oliver returns to his first love of stand-up and performs at sold-out venues around the world.

From 2006 to 2013, Oliver was a correspondent and guest host on the multi-award-winning “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” guest-hosting the show for two months during Stewart’s absence in 2013. In 2008, he starred in his first Comedy Central special, “John Oliver: Terrifying Times.”

Following its success, Oliver went on to host four seasons of his own stand-up series for Comedy Central, “John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show.”

Tickets will be available for purchase at the Kennedy Center Box Office, by calling InstantCharge at (202) 467-4600, or through the Kennedy Center website at

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