“Obviously, look, my preference would have been that I have him forever. But I also know that’s not how it works here. We get these really talented people for a certain time until other people recognize that and go, ‘Hey, why don’t I pay him more and let him do it over here?'”
– Jon Stewart on his protégé John Oliver in a cover story for The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the April 27 premiere of his new HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.