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[on what he's learned from Jon Stewart
] In terms of how he's able to oversee the writing and the production of what the script needs every day, that has been interesting. What he's always told us is you want to make sure that the spine of the argument is in shape. You can write jokes at any point of the day. Jokes are not that hard to write, or they shouldn't be when it is literally your job. ...
Oliver met his wife, Kate Norley, when he was covering the 2008 Republican Convention for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
(1996). Norley, an Army veteran who served as a medic in the Iraq War, was there with a group called Vets for Freedom.