Posts tagged "John Oliver"

Watch: Let John Oliver Break Down the FIFA World Cup’s Good, Bad and Ugly Parts For You

With just a few short days to go before the first game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, John Oliver is getting plenty of brownie points — and laughs — for his take on the organization.
By: Peggy Truong / June 9, 2014

Watch John Oliver Get Emotional as He Says Goodbye to ‘The Daily Show’

Last night marked John Oliver's last night on The Daily Show, as he's leaving to start his own HBO show. Jon Stewart marked the occasion with a very sweet tribute to Oliver's seven years on the show.
By: Robert Kessler / December 20, 2013

John Oliver Is Leaving ‘The Daily Show’ to Host His Own Show on HBO

HBO has announced that John Oliver will be hosting a new, weekly talk show on the network to start in 2014. The show, which will air on Sunday nights, is described as a topical comedy series.
By: Robert Kessler / November 14, 2013

This Summer in … TV

Summer is not, traditionally, television's strongest season. Most shows run on a fall to spring schedule, leaving us without our favorite characters on the warmest nights. But this summer there were some interesting trends, especially on cable and Netflix which shy away from the traditional fall-to-spring model.
By: Robert Kessler / September 2, 2013

Jon Stewart Returns to ‘The Daily Show’ Via Skype

Jon Stewart took a leave of absence this summer from The Daily Show to film Rosewater, his directorial debut starring Gael García Bernal. Thursday night, however, he decided to check back in, skyping with temporary host John Oliver, beard and all. Stewart took some time to clear up some rumors Oliver had bee…
By: Robert Kessler / June 28, 2013

OMFG: Amanda Bynes, The Rapper?

Oh, Maron.  Amanda Bynes is attracting attention again, but it appears for all the right reasons. Grab a cuppa (or a tall one, it being summer and all) and catch up on today's goss with Hyla on The Daily Buzz.
By: Tom Freestone / June 11, 2013

Watch: John Oliver Debuts as Host of ‘The Daily Show’

John Oliver debuted as temporary host of The Daily Show on Monday, and it was about as funny and easy of a transition as anybody could have hoped for. Oliver, who will host the show for three months while Jon Stewart directs his debut feature, Rosewater, did his best to address the transition. ("Let's just…
By: / June 11, 2013

John Oliver Interrupts Jon Stewart’s Goodbye to ‘The Daily Show’

Last night, Jon Stewart hosted his final episode of The Daily Show before taking a three-month hiatus to film his directorial debut, Rosewater, starring Gael García Bernal. All Stewart wanted was to say a heartfelt goodbye, but his replacement, John Oliver, just couldn't help himself. Oliver's fist show as host will be this coming Monday,…
By: Robert Kessler / June 7, 2013

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…
By: Robert Kessler / May 1, 2013