John Oliver seen at The 35 Most Powerful People in Media hosted by The Hollywood Reporter, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini / Invision for The Hollywood Reporter /AP Images)
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British stand-up comedian John Oliver can sound downright angry at times, even though his star is on the rise.The 36-year-old Oliver has managed to parlay a successful stint filling in for Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" into a gig hosting a Sunday night news comedy show on HBO that debuts April 27 .Ahead of the premiere of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver," the satirist spoke to Reuters at the HBO headquarters about what has raised his hackles lately, his non-alpha male status, and why he feels like a 3-year-old with a nail gun.Q: How much of the humor in the show is going to be propelled by that kind of anger?Q: Will a weekly show have less room to tackle serious issues like U.S. veterans care -- even occasionally departing from the comedic format -- as we've seen on "The Daily Show"?
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