Former Daily Show correspondent/guest-host John Oliver brings his sardonic standup comedy to Severance Hall tonight. The British comic is known for his sarcastic ripping apart of political figures and policies, old and current. This Emmy Award-winning writer spews stories about how Australia was colonized by the British as a prison island but is actually a much nicer place to live than England. Another of Oliver’s anecdotes is about how two workers from the Wizard of Oz Moving Company in New York ridiculed his fear of being pushed by wind during Hurricane Sandy. And if you ever thought the presidential debates were boring, Oliver’s solution is having the candidates engage in a hot dog eating contest. The show starts at 7:30, and tickets are $25. (Gonzalez)
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