John Oliver Steps In As ‘Daily Show’ Host

Jon Stewart is a tough act to follow, but not too tough for one “Daily Show” correspondent. On Monday night, John Oliver took over for Stewart, who’s now on a summer hiatus to direct his first film — or according to Oliver, “He’s gone to a small Italian village to learn how to cobble shoes.” And the good news for faithful fans of the show? There was no lack of laughs (or stinging commentary) under Oliver’s watch.

“Let’s all just acknowledge for a moment that this is weird,” he said at the top of the show. “This looks weird; it feels weird; it even sounds weird — it sounds weird to me, and this my actual voice.”

But the Brit said that Stewart assured him it would all go well.

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