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Slideshow: John Oliver Performs at Just for Laughs Chicago

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CHICAGO – The British wit John Oliver has stormed the shores of the former colonies with his dry antics, as featured correspondent on “The Daily Show” and his recurring role on “Community.” His stand-up was featured at the TBS “Just for Laughs Chicago” comedy festival, playing before a packed house at The Vic Theater.

Oliver was born in Birmingham, United Kingdom, and came to America via his stand-up that began at the famous Edinburgh Festival in 2001. He began his stint on “The Daily Show” in 2006, and won an Emmy for his work there in 2009. He also plays Dr. Ian Duncan on “Community,” and was featured prominently in the pilot of that show.

Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com was at The Vic Theater and captured these images of John Oliver in performance. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All images © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.

  1. Oliver1: John Oliver at The Vic Theater, ‘Just for Laughs Chicago,’ June 15th, 2012
  2. Oliver2: John Oliver holds on at The Vic Theater, Chicago.
  3. Oliver3: John Oliver makes his point at the ‘Just for Laughs Chicago’ comedy festival

The TBS Network Presents “Just For Laughs Chicago 2012” continues through Sunday, June 17th. Click here for FULL schedule and ticket information.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

Senior Staff Writer

© 2012 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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