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John Oliver takes over The Daily Show for the summer

John Oliver takes over The Daily Show for the summer

Senior British Correspondent on The Daily Show, John Oliver, is taking over hosting duties on the programme from tonight for the rest of the summer. Long-time host of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart, is taking some time off the show to allow him to shoot his first feature film Rosewater in the Middle East for 12 weeks. John Oliver started off his career as a standup comedian gigging in and around London, then made a break onto BBC TV with…

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Jon Stewart taking a break from The Daily Show

Jon Stewart taking a break from The Daily Show

Jon Stewart will relinquish hosting duties on The Daily Show for three months this year to free up time to direct his first feature film Rosewater. Talk show fansite LateByte report “Jon Stewart will not be presenting the Daily Show this summer. He will be replaced by John Oliver, the Senior British Correspondent on the show, for three months, so he can dedicate his time to directing his first feature film”. LateByte – “Stewart leaving Daily Show to make Movie”

News Of The World story reaches The Daily Show

News Of The World story reaches The Daily Show

In Britain there’s no escaping the big news story of the moment – the News Of The World phone hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. The story has gone global and The Daily Show is never one to miss out on a headline like this. Watch Jon Stewart’s reaction when British Daily Show correspondent John Oliver brought the story to his attention:

‘John Oliver: Terrifying Times’ DVD coming soon

‘John Oliver: Terrifying Times’ DVD coming soon

John Oliver’s standup show – originally aired on Comedy Central in the US – is coming out on DVD on the 19th August this year. ‘John Oliver: Terrifying Times’ will be available on region all DVD at Amazon.co.uk so it can be played on any DVD player in the world – good news for UK fans. The DVD includes several added extras including extended footage from the standup show (and uncensorted), clips from John Oliver on The Daily Show With…

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