An incredibly funny British correspondent/writer for the Daily Show. He also does stand up, which I hear is hilarious, and co-hosts The Bugle with Andy Zaltzman, among other things.
Jon Stewart: Are we suggesting that any interrogation technique, then, could be allowed under the President's discretion under the right circumstances?
John Oliver: What, d'ya mean like, um, affixing a leech to a man's eyeball? Or, um, forcing him to drink horse semen, you know? Would those be torture?
Jon Stewart: (very long pause) I...yes, that would be tor...
John Oliver: WRONG JON! They are scenes from the number one movie in America, Jackass Number 2!