Bad news, Daily Show fans. John Oliver is leaving to host his own show on HBO.
Apparently his stint as temporary host during Jon Stewart's summer hiatus convinced someone at HBO to give him a similar gig once a week. The network's official statement (via TIME):
No title has been announced for Oliver's new show. He leaves after seven years on The Daily Show on Comedy Central, where he also hosted a number of comedy specials.
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"Most of all, I'd like to thank Jon Stewart," Oliver said in a statement. "He taught me everything I know. In fact, if I fail in the future, it's entirely his fault."
Here is a look at seven of Oliver's best Daily Show moments.
John Oliver takes a road-trip to Australia
John Oliver talks to the Tea Party in New Jersey
The Daily Show welcomes the royal baby
John Oliver breaks down 2008's vital "stupid vote"
President Obama's second, less enthusiastic inauguration
Sir Archibald Mapsalot III explains tensions in the Middle East
The foreclosed couple who foreclosed on Bank of America
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