John Oliver Takes Over for the Summer as ‘Daily Show’ Host Tonight


John Oliver is hosting The Daily Show for the first time tonight. He’ll be steering the ship of television’s #1 fake news show throughout the summer while Jon Stewart takes some time off to direct an Oscar bait movie. Oliver’s guest tonight is Seth Rogen, and he has Armando Iannucci, Mavis Staples, and Fareed Zakaria lined up for the rest of the week. He’ll be hosting the show for eight weeks this summer, with four weeks of reruns mixed in. Jon Stewart returns on Tuesday, September 3rd. While John Oliver has talked about being worried about wrecking the show in interviews, I have a feeling he’s gonna do just fine.