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Louis Sebastian Theroux (born May 20 1970) is a British television presenter who first came to public notice as a reporter on Michael Moore's TV Nation and is best known for his series Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends and When Louis Met... . In the latter, he accompanied a different celebrity in each programme as they went about their day-to-day business, interviewing them about their lives and experiences as he did so. He is noted for his ability to get people to admit to revealing things about themselves by asking questions in a seemingly na´ve and innocent way (see Socratic irony). This mock-na´ve style is often credited to Nick Broomfield.
He was born in Singapore, and was educated at Westminster School (where he was a friend and contemporary of the comedians Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish) and Magdalen College at the University of Oxford where he took a first class degree in modern history.
In the 1990s he worked for Spy magazine and Michael Moore's TV Nation series. His first journalism job was at Metro Silicon Valley, an alternative weekly in San Jose, California.
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