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Last Week Tonight With John Oliver to air on Sky Atlantic

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver to air on Sky Atlantic

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver premieres on HBO in the US this Sunday, 27th April. It’s now been announced the programme will air on UK TV from the outset, with Sky Atlantic picking up the rights for it. Sky Atlantic seems like the perfect fit for Last Week Tonight, as they have a special deal with HBO already allowing them to air popular HBO shows such as Boardwalk Empire. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver starts on Sky Atlantic…

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Last Week Tonight With John Oliver coming to HBO this April

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver coming to HBO this April

John Oliver left The Daily Show at the end of last year to host his own weekly news programme on HBO. His new HBO show now has a name – Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – and it’s been announced it will premiere on Sunday 27th April at 11pm. USA Today reports Last Week Tonight With John Oliver “will take a weekly satirical look at news, politics and current events on the half-hour Sunday show, which is scheduled for…

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John Oliver bids emotional farewell to The Daily Show

John Oliver bids emotional farewell to The Daily Show

John Oliver bid farewell to The Daily Show on Thursday. The Daily Show’s British correspondent is leaving the programme to host a weekly news series on HBO. Oliver’s Daily Show departure was an emotional one when he was surprised by Jon Stewart with a send-off. He thought he was going to be doing a segment on British tabloids spying on the Royals but of course this was a setup for his surprise farewell. John asked “Are we not doing the…

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John Oliver departs The Daily Show for his own HBO show

John Oliver departs The Daily Show for his own HBO show

John Oliver is leaving The Daily Show With Jon Stewart to host his own show on HBO, it has been announced. The British comedian joined The Daily Show in 2006 as a writer initially then became their “Senior British correspondent”. Oliver hosted the programme over the summer this year when Jon Stewart temporarily took a departure from hosting duties to direct his own feature film. John Oliver’s new HBO show will be a Sunday night news programme starting in 2014….

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