John Oliver, comedian and faux Daily Show journalist, is in the middle of a four-night run at Cobb’s Comedy Club (sorry, sold out).

On KQED’s Forum today, John chatted with Dave Iverson about his work on The Daily Show.

John Oliver on Forum

Before he left the building, News Fix hijacked John in the green room, where we conducted an amazingly in-depth interview, in which he astutely analyzes the California governor’s race. Check it out…

John Oliver in the KQED green room

  • harold

    Nice warmup for Olivia Munn.

    Is that a Jets hat?

    • Jon Brooks

      Yeah that’s a Jets hat. When he saw I had one one, John Oliver pulled one out of his pocket.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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