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Daily Show's John Oliver gets own six part special

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 18th 2009 6:31PM
The second funniest guy on The Daily Show named John is finally getting his own corner of Comedy Central's airspace.

John Oliver has been tapped by the network to do a six part stand-up series cleverly titled John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show. The specials will feature Oliver's signature stand-up as well as performances from his personal favorite comedians including Janeane Garofalo, Brian Posehn, Paul F. Tompkins and fellow Daily Show correspondent Kristen Schaal.

This is bound to be a real treat. If you haven't seen Oliver's stand-up either in person or from the comfort of your living room, you are missing out on some quality, edgy satire. His first special, Terrifying Times, was a real eye opener on American culture, politics and media. It should have been by the CIA as evidence to put Domino's on the "no fly" list (if you saw his special, that makes more sense, sort of).

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Lam

Don't forget to catch his weekly podcast, The Bugle.

November 19 2009 at 1:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dkaarma

I think the writers strike was a huge turning point for John. Because of his visa, he wasn't allowed to strike which let John and Jon just riff a lot and just make each other laugh.

He really needs to do more reports with Larry Wilmore, they're always Champagne comedy!

Can't wait to see the special.

November 18 2009 at 8:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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