John Oliver’s New HBO Show Poached The Daily Show’s Head Writer


After ten years and six Emmys, The Daily Show’s head writer and co-producer Tim Carvell is leaving for HBO, where, Variety reports, he’ll join John Oliver’s still untitled new venture as showrunner and executive producer. Oliver’s weekly topical comedy series will begin airing next year on Sunday nights, where it won’t have to compete with his and and Carvell’s former employer. 

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John Oliver Poached Daily Show’s Head Writer