Get to Know the Man Hosting ‘The Daily Show’ During Jon Stewart’s Absence
Comedy Central announced today that John Oliver will stand in as the guest host of The Daily Show starting June 10. Regular host, Jon Stewart, is taking a leave of absence to film Rosewater, which will be his directorial debut and tells the story of a BBC journalist who traveled to Iran in 2009 to cover the country’s rigged elections.
There are several reasons why Oliver is a smart choice. Primarily, Americans are dumb and lazy and can’t be bothered to get used to a new first and last name. Additionally, Oliver has worked at The Daily Show since 2006, so he already knows what he’s doing. In addition to his work on The Daily Show, Oliver is also the host of John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show which also airs on Comedy Central, has a recurring role on Community and is British, which is exhausting enough to be a full time job in and of itself.
“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,” Oliver joked in a press release.
Just to get you familiar, here is part one of a three part series Oliver did for The Daily Show about why gun control would never work in this country:
And here is some standup comedy of his:
And if you’re one of those brats who freaks out about hating change whenever Facebook tweaks its news feed, Stewart will return Sept. 3.