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.
After his June 6th show, Jon Stewart left The Daily Show for a three month hiatus to direct his first movie, the geopolitical prison drama Rosewater, but he's finally back tonight. This is the longest break Stewart has taken from the series since he started hosting it in 1999. Temp host John Oliver did an amazing job and will be missed now that he's just a correspondent now, but it'll be nice to see Stewart back behind the desk. Expect John Oliver to pop up in tonight's episode for a bit where he pretends to be upset with Jon Stewart for taking the show away from him.
In early June, longtime Daily Show correspondent John Oliver took over as guest host of the program for the summer while Jon Stewart was directing his first movie overseas. Yesterday was the final Oliver-hosted episode (for now), so we decided to look back on the comedian's guest stint with a videolist of his best moments. Summer is typically a slow season for news, but this one was action-packed from the start, with the NSA scandal, Supreme Court rulings, the royal baby, and Anthony Weiner giving Oliver and the Daily Show gang plenty to make fun of. Check out the below videos in case you missed Oliver hosting The Daily [...]
Here's John Oliver's appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Friday, which began with him going to Fallon's empty new studio on accident and proceeding to start his interview anyway – despite the fact that he was completely alone in the room.