"One of the laziest stereotypes that British people have of Americans is that they don’t get irony. And that has never been true and it’s definitely not true now. … It’s very hard to make that case when Jon [Stewart] and Stephen [Colbert] are doing what they’re doing. They’re the high-water mark for satire now."
- John Oliver in a new interview with the Washington Post ahead of the premiere of his HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which airs on HBO on April 27th.
Apparently TechCrunch gives out tech industry awards every year called Crunchies, and not even two-time Crunchies Awards host John Oliver seems to understand what exactly they are. In any case, above is Oliver's opening segment from last night's 2013 Crunchies, in which he clobbers the audience full of rich, successful nerds (who paid between $80-$120 to attend) and sums up the ceremony perfectly: "It's like the Nobel Prizes being given out if Nobel Prizes were given out in an atmosphere of high school bitchiness."
HBO announced today that longtime Daily Show correspondent John Oliver will be hosting a new comedy show on the pay-cable network starting next year. Like The Daily Show, the untitled program will have a topical focus as Oliver looks at the week's current events. The untitled new show will air weekly on Sunday nights, and Oliver will be leaving The Daily Show for the new show.
"I’m incredibly excited to be joining HBO, especially as I presume this means I get free HBO now," said Oliver in a statement. "I want to thank Comedy Central, and everyone at The Daily Show for the best seven and a half years of my life. [...]
Here's a bit from last night's Daily Show in which Jon Stewart's segment about the new pope is interrupted by someone else looking to replace an old man at his job: John Oliver. Hopefully, John Oliver just spends the whole rest of his time on The Daily Show standing right behind Jon Stewart and talking in that creepy voice about replacing him.