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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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Jon Stewart’s video call to The Daily Show

Jon Stewart’s video call to The Daily Show

Jon Stewart made a surprise appearance on The Daily Show this week. He appeared on a video link via Skype to confirm where he’s been for the past few weeks. [Unfortunately this clip has since been deleted and I can’t find it anywhere else]

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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The Daily Show moves back to Comedy Central Extra

The Daily Show moves back to Comedy Central Extra

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart moved from Comedy Central Extra to Comedy Central back in November but it has now moved back to its original home. The show still airs at 11pm on weeknights but the difference being we can no longer see it in high definition as only the main Comedy Central channel broadcasts in HD – not Extra. This move however gives us another chance to see the previous episode at 8pm on Comedy Central Extra every…

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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”