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John Oliver on Hosting the Daily Show, Jon Stewart's Ridiculous Work Ethic, and the Tragedy of the Mets and Jets

No prominent television talk-show celebrity has allowed a guest host to fill-in regularly since the halcyon days of The Tonight Show's Johnny Carson--who allowed folks like Joan Rivers, Bob Newhart, and David Letterman to hold down the fort on numerous occasions. Starting June 10, however, Jon Stewart will be taking a hiatus for the summer, and he's asked John Oliver to steer the Comedy Central ship. The Daily Show contributor/stand-up comic will take over the unpredictable program from through September 3, while Stewart toils behind the camera making his movie Rosewater. The British comic recently spoke with Details about the significance of his new gig, why stand-up is like doing heroin, and how no one in their right mind can be a Yankees fan. read more
Fri, 06/07/13 AT 12:30PM
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