NBC’s The Tonight Show rubbed salt in Comedy Central’s wound last night, inviting Last Week Tonight host John Oliver to celebrate his new two-year contract with HBO announced earlier in the day, taking Oliver off Doug Herzog and everyone else’s short list of possible replacements for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. Oliver then slyly dodged Jimmy Fallon’s question as to who he thought should replace Stewart, distracting the Tonight Show host with a bright shiny light, aka Hologram Jon joke. “If you can put Oliver Reed in a film that he wasn’t in,” Oliver reasoned, it should be easy to work Hologram Jon into a comedy/talk/interview show. Fallon did not press for an actual answer to his question because, Fallon.
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