British comedian John Oliver must have done something right when filling in for Jon Stewart at The Daily Show earlier this year, because he’s been offered his own TV show on HBO, reports BBC News.
Daily Show host Jon Stewart is officially off on a working holiday (directing a film) and John Oliver has temporarily taken over hosting duties. Last night (June 10) was his first time with full control of the show.
Let’s have a moment of silence please, a little bit of respect, a smidgeon of awe-struck quiet.
If I can offer the usual caveat before we start: clearly I don’t know what’ll surprise anyone who isn’t me. And let’s face it, if Britain is going to happily export super-British shows like Downton Abbey and …
The News International phone hacking scandal has offered a parade of villains: unscrupulous journalists, spineless editors, sleazy private eyes, and corrupt law enforcement officials.