Daily Show's John Oliver Gets Series

Comic to host stand-up variety show
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2009 1:56 PM CST
Comedian John Oliver addresses the audience at the UJA Federation event to honor Doug Herzog at B.B. Kings on April 23, 2009 in New York City.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Comedy Central has ordered six episodes of a new series starring Daily Show correspondent John Oliver. Each installment of John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show will feature performances from four comedians of Oliver's choosing—Janeane Garofalo, Brian Posehn, and Paul F. Tompkins are confirmed. "It's the most worthwhile way you could spend an hour each week that doesn't involve getting Mount Rushmore gradually tattooed across your stomach," Oliver told the Hollywood Reporter.