Community Brings Back The Daily Show's John Oliver for Multi-Episode Arc

Community Season 5 Cast John OliverCrank up Mystikal’s “Danger,” Greendale: John Oliver is once more in the house.

The Daily Show funnyman will reprise his role of Prof. Ian Duncan on the upcoming season of NBC’s Community. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the comedian’s return, Oliver will appear in at least six episodes of the quirky collegiate comedy.

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Duncan made his Greendale debut in the series’ pilot and recurred in Seasons 1 and 2.

NBC has not yet announced Community‘s return date.

Oliver, a longtime Daily Show correspondent, filled in as host for eight weeks this summer (to generally favorable reviews) as Jon Stewart traveled abroad to direct his first feature film.

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  1. João Amaral says:


  2. Maria says:


  3. Liz says:

    I am so excited for season 5 now. YES!

  4. SetPhasersToLoveMe says:

    HELLLL YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DUNCAN IS BACK!!

  5. hello says:

    Fantastic, missed this guy in season 3 and 4

  6. Aleksa says:

    That makes me very happy.

  7. Angela says:

    About. Freaking. Time. So, SO happy to hear that news :D.

  8. He’s so fun to watch. Whether he’s doing The Daily Show or guest starring on Community. #sixseasonsandamovie

  9. Eric says:

    Beyond excited.

    • Eric says:

      Never mind, just remembered the whole “no Pierce” and “almost no Troy” things.

      • Alan says:

        no pierce should be considered an improvement, the writers dont have to write around the fact that chevy chase could decide at any second to throw another tantrum and leave.

  10. Babybop says:

    Sweet. Can’t wait!

  11. Alan says:

    finally, duncan was my favourite member of the faculty and ive missed him so much.

  12. Mike R. says:

    Great news.

  13. Joey says:

    Great news. I’m happy he’ll be back on the show again playing Duncan in season 5.

  14. Mandy says:

    surprised to be the first commenter who isn’t excited about his return. duncan annoys me more than anything.

  15. Cassie says:


  16. The Bride says:

    Booyah. Love Duncan and love John Oliver.
    Still bummed about Troy. Pierce? Meh.

  17. Sunny says:

    YES! :D My favorite character is back!

  18. Jen says:

    I’m really sad about Donald Glover leaving but this has made me a little bit more excited about next season.

  19. dan says:

    I want them to get Karen Gillan to get star, she has already said she wants to be on the show!