Selection Reminder: John Oliver brings the funny to Hard Rock Live!




Friday, Oct. 14

John Oliver

Reporters with English accents typically drive us into a jealous rage, but English faux-reporters – such as comedian John Oliver, perhaps best known for his role as a correspondent on The Daily Show – are some of our favorite people. Oliver himself is an intriguing chap: He met his wife, an Iraq War veteran, at the 2008 Republican National Convention – he was covering the event for The Daily Show; it’s unclear whether he was in the midst of asking her a smartass question – and he lent his voice to the character of Vanity Smurf in The Smurfs Hollywood film. Sorry, we’re supposed to be promoting this event – cough, did you know that Oliver is a stand-up comedian, and a damn good one at that? If you don’t believe us, check out his hour-long special, Terrifying Times. And when you get to the show, don’t use the word “smurf.” – Jeff Gore (8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live, CityWalk at Universal Orlando; $25-$35; 407-351-5483;

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