John Oliver Is Leaving “The Daily Show” To Work With HBO

stewart5f-1-webJohn Oliver impressed HBO executives so much with his summer fill-in duties on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” that the premium cable network has given him his own show. But yes, that means Oliver will be leaving his role with Stewart and company.

“We weren’t otherwise searching for another weekly talk show, but when we saw John Oliver handling host duties on ‘The Daily Show,’ we knew that his singular perspective and distinct voice belonged on HBO,” said Michael Lombardo, HBO programming president.

Oliver, of course, had a more humorous take on his new role.

Source: Today