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June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting tonight,
JOHN OLIVER will take over as guest host of "The Daily Show with
Jon Stewart" and will serve as host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series for the eight weeks of original episodes that are scheduled during
Jon Stewart's hiatus. Scheduled guests for Oliver's first week include
Seth Rogen (
Armando Iannucci (
June 11), a musical performance by
Mavis Staples (
June 12) and
Fareed Zakaria (June 13).
"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," said Oliver.
John Oliver joined "The Daily Show" and The Best F#@king News Team Ever in 2006 and since arriving has done everything from interviewing UN Ambassadors to covering the World Cup in
South Africa to breaking his nose fighting for the Confederate Army. As a writer Oliver has won Emmy® and Writers Guild Awards and he won the Breakout Award at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. He performs stand-up around the US and his one-hour special "
Terrifying Times" debuted in April 2008. His stand-up series, "
John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" premiered on COMEDY CENTRAL in
January 2010 with the fourth season slated to air in late summer. Along with
Andy Zaltzman, Oliver also writes and stars in a weekly podcast, "
The Bugle: Audio Newspaper for a Visual World."
In conjunction with Oliver's guest hosting gig on The Daily Show, Live Nation is thrilled to announce four fall shows for the comedian
. Show dates include:
Friday, October 11th – Chicago Theatre –
Chicago, IL – ON SALE 6/14
Friday, October 25th – Bass Concert Hall –
Austin, TX – ON SALE 6/21
Friday, November 8th – Warner Theatre –
Washington, DC – ON SALE 6/14
Saturday, November 9th – Durham PAC –
Durham, NC – ON SALE 6/14
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