The Daily Show correspondent John Oliver will be getting his own series on HBO, Variety reports. On Thursday, HBO announced that Oliver will host a weekly topical comedy series that will air on Sunday nights next year. “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 HBO’s Michael Lombardo.
John Oliver released the following statement:
I’m incredibly excited to be joining HBO, especially as I presume this means I get free HBO now. I want to thank Comedy Central, and everyone at ‘The Daily Show’ for the best seven and a half years of my life. But most of all, I’d like to thank Jon Stewart. He taught me everything I know. In fact, if I fail in the future, it’s entirely his fault.
image via John Oliver