Jon Stewart had John Oliver in tears as he surprised him with his own retrospective, on his last day at The Daily Show. Oliver, who got rave the-daily-show-oliver-stewart-300reviews when he filled in for Stewart over the summer, will launch his own topical comedy talk show, telecast Sundays on HBO, premiering in 2014. During last night’s ambush retrospective, Oliver, who’d been with the Comedy Central late night program for more than seven years, was mostly speechless and fighting tears.

Last month, when HBO announced it had signed Oliver, he said, “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.”

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davidw
9 months
This yet again shows what a great man Jon Stewart is! Like when Stephen Colbert won his...
Jonathan Wong
9 months
Great guy and probably one of the most talented correspondents on the show. He will be missed,...
John Oliver Fan
9 months
I concur. Plus, John Oliver has more charisma than Jon Stewart. When Stewart took his leave of...