[img]http://hits.guardian.co.uk/b/ss/guardiangu-feeds/1/H.20.3/19676?ns=guardian&pageName=Daily+Show%27s+John+Oliver+gets+own+Comedy+Central+series%3AArticle%3A1306986&ch=Media&c3=GU.co.uk&c4=Jon+Stewart+%28Media%29%2CUS+television+industry%2CTelevision+industry+%28Media%29%2CMedia%2CComedy+live+%28Stage%29&c6=John+Plunkett&c7=09-Nov-18&c8=1306986&c9=Article&c10=News&c11=Media&c13=&c25=&c30=content&h2=GU%2FMedia%2FJon+Stewart[/img]John Oliver, 'British correspondent' of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, to host six-part Comedy Central standup series
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart's British comedian, John Oliver, has landed his own show on US cable channel Comedy Central.
Oliver, who is "British correspondent" on Comedy Central's satirical news show, will host a six-part standup series, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, to be produced by the UK independent production company, Avalon.
The series, which will begin on 8 January next year, will feature some of Oliver's favourite comedians including Kristen Schaal, who played Mel in the Flight of the Conchords.
Elizabeth Porter, Comedy Central's senior vice president, specials and talent, said Oliver was a "staple on the Daily Show and an exceptional stand-up comic".
Oliver, who joined the Daily Show in 2006, appeared in his first Comedy Central stand-up special, John Oliver: Terrifying Times, last year.
His new series will be executive produced by Oliver and Avalon Television's Richard Allen-Turner, David Martin, James Taylor and Jon Thoday.
Oliver said: "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."
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