John Oliver starts as 'Daily Show' host on ...
May 1st, 2013
03:32 PM ET

John Oliver starts as 'Daily Show' host on ...

John Oliver will take Jon Stewart's seat behind "The Daily Show's" anchor desk beginning June 10, Comedy Central's announced.

Of course, it's not a permanent switch, as Stewart's just taking a hiatus to direct his first movie.

The project, called "Rosewater," is based on a book by journalist Maziar Bahari. In addition to directing the film, Stewart also wrote the script.

While he's off working on the film, Oliver will be holding down "The Daily Show" with guests Seth Rogen (June 10), Armando Iannucci (June 11) and Fareed Zakaria (June 13) in his first week. Mavis Staples will also perform on June 12.

Until Stewart returns to "The Daily Show" on September 3, Oliver offered these soothing words for fans: “Don’t worry, it’s still going to be everything that you love about ‘The Daily Show,’ just without the thing that you love the most about it," he said in a statement.

Also arriving this fall on Comedy Central will be a new show, to be hosted by Chris Hardwick. The late-night program is slated to air four nights a week after "The Colbert Report," according to Deadline.

The site describes the format for Hardwick's new gig as a “comedic panel show that will have a heavy social-media presence integrated throughout.”

Filed under: Celebrities • Late Night comedy • movies • television

soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Rob Public Again

    Colbert Coup anyone?

    May 29, 2013 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. drapes

    i can admit my comments you do not have too point them...

    May 12, 2013 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Timmie

    He does. He looks just like a lesbean. A lesbean embicile. That's the worst kind. : )

    May 2, 2013 at 3:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Says the guy who can't spell lesbian or imbecile.

      May 2, 2013 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Boo

      And you are dumber than a spatula.

      May 2, 2013 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Yes She Is Dumb--

      We all know this

      May 2, 2013 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Oh ahahahaha! Little Timmie! Stoopid lil timmie! Can you spell – CHAIR? C. H. A. I. R. Well Done! Let's try another word – APPLE. A. P. P. L. E. Great job! Excellent! hahahahaha!

      May 2, 2013 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. helloworld!

    Samantha Bee would have been a more exciting choice.

    May 2, 2013 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
    • t3chsupport

      Samantha Bee needs to learn to end her bits about one or two sentences earlier, and she'd be golden. Most of the time she drives me nuts.

      May 12, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Teddy

    This should be good. He was great in those Harry Potter movies.

    May 1, 2013 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |

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