Articles Tagged 'The Daily Show'

John Oliver

John Oliver Gets Own Show on HBO

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. Prior to taking over full-time, temporary hosting duties, Oliver was a regular contributing writer on The Daily Show since 2006. […]

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WATCH: John Oliver Takes His Seat at ‘The Daily Show’

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. He didn’t let the power go to his head and in true British-style said, “I am John […]

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‘The Daily Show’ Special: John Oliver’s Greatest Hits

Let’s have a moment of silence please, a little bit of respect, a smidgeon of awe-struck quiet. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show is taking some time off this summer, to direct and produce Rosewater, the movie adaptation of Maziar Bahari’s kidnap tale Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story Of Love, Captivity And Survival (which, in […]

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Five U.S. TV Shows That Have A Surprising UK Fanbase

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 watch it go from strength to strength in the US, it’s not hard to understand that one culture […]

WATCH: Jon Stewart Says, ‘England is Awesome!’

The News International phone hacking scandal has offered a parade of villains: unscrupulous journalists, spineless editors, sleazy private eyes, and corrupt law enforcement officials. Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart, however, has found something to admire in the whole mess. England. Last night, Stewart excerpted some of the rough-and-tumble parliamentary questioning of Prime Minister David Cameron, or, as […]