By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Jul 31, 2023 at 1:56 PM

With studios refusing to pay writers and actors their due and refusing to take career-crippling AI off the table, it'll probably be a while before the twin strikes are done – which means it'll probably be a while until new episodes of "Last Week Tonight" debut. But while the TV show is shut down, its star John Oliver isn't as he'll head to Milwaukee for a night of live laughs at the Miller High Life Theatre on Friday, Sept. 29. 

Oliver came up as a stand-up comedian and got his breakthrough as a "Daily Show" correspondent starting more than a decade ago. He truly, however, became a star with his HBO info-tainment late night show "Last Week Tonight." Since the show's 2014 debut, "Last Week Tonight" has humorously discussed – or, to use hackneyed headline parlance, "evicerated" – many political, social and economic hot topics with viral success, in the process winning a pair of Emmys every year since 2016. 

The Miller High Life Theatre show will serve as Oliver's first Milwaukee performance in more than a decade. 

Tickets for John Oliver's Milwaukee show will go on sale beginning Friday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Pabst Theater Group's website. For more information, click here

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.