SG7_0314Who says technology can’t be funny?

Daily Show correspondent John Oliver will host the Crunchies this year, bringing his strain of silliness and satiric wit to the awards ceremony that honors achievements in the technology community. Oliver is known for his exaggerated Britishness as well as his deadpan delivery that makes people feel uncomfortable and laugh at the same time. He won two Emmy awards for comedy writing, and his own Comedy Central series, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Showjust aired its third season.

Oliver has a knack for finding hilarity in unlikely places. Let’s see how he does with collaborative consumption services, angel investors, and the enterprise. You can find this year’s finalists here. To vote, head over to the 2012 Crunchies voting page and tell us which is your favorite in each category.

The Crunchies, a joint production with our friends at TechCrunch and GigaOm, take place on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco. You can purchase tickets here.