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This Saturday, John Oliver -- sometimes cast member of NBC's Community and beloved Daily Show correspondent -- will appear at the House of Blues, and probably perform a stand-up routine of some kind. We say probably, because rumor has it that John Oliver loves American football, but hates the Dallas Cowboys, and may just throw a bunch of I-told-ya-so's at the audience. That doesn't mean that it won't be funny, or that the Cowboys don't have it coming. Either way, if you've seen his stand up before, you know what to expect: Very British -- or as they say, cheeky -- observations on America, in a similar vein to Ricky Gervais and Eddie Izzard. But in Oliver's case he loves the US so much that he's decided to live here -- either that or he's just found more work in the US. It's not hard to like to guy, though. When he says that all Americans are idiots, and means "idiot" in the best sense of the word, it's obvious that he's paying a sincere compliment. But for those of you who like to heckle comedians, a British Daily Show correspondent in Texas probably won't be scared to bring out the big guns. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; tickets are $30 to $40. Visit
Sat., March 12, 6:30 p.m., 2011


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