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John Oliver to host Daily Show for 8 weeks


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#1 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:49 PM

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:54 PM

Or Jason Jones...

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:32 PM

They do go well together, don't they?

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:33 PM

Yea. Just hope they dont have any children.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:34 PM

Three so far I believe.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:27 AM

I personally think this is a good move for Stewart. I just don't think he's a Letterman who wants to spend his entire life on one thing. Craig Kilborn's path just doesn't feel right for Stewart. Producing and directing seems a good fit for Stewart's age 40+ years.

In any event, Oliver will be an interesting change.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:32 AM

I think Oliver is the perfect choice for what options are out there. I've seen some of his stand-up and he can hold his own.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:23 AM

I think Oliver is the perfect choice for what options are out there. I've seen some of his stand-up and he can hold his own.


So does Colbert get an 8 week vacation? He always seem to take the same weeks off as Stewart.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:13 PM

No - just the 4 weeks. Since The Daily Show *will* be new episodes, COlbert should also have new episodes. The only exception I've seen to that 'rule' was when Stephen Colbert seemed to take a sudden day off, rumored to be him visiting his mother who'd apparently gotten suddenly ill.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:21 PM

If Stephen Colbert were to take some time off, I think the best fill-in host for him (assuming we're only looking at members of the "Daily Show"/"Colbert Report" family) would be John Hodgman, in character as The Deranged Millionaire.

But I don't think Stephen Colbert would have a fill-in host, aside from a major ongoing emergency, given how closely his show is tied to him -- his name is even in the "main" title of the show, unlike Jon Stewart (by which I mean it's "The Colbert Report," not "The Daily Report with Stephen Colbert").
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:28 PM

No - just the 4 weeks. Since The Daily Show *will* be new episodes, COlbert should also have new episodes. The only exception I've seen to that 'rule' was when Stephen Colbert seemed to take a sudden day off, rumored to be him visiting his mother who'd apparently gotten suddenly ill.


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:57 PM

...I don't think Stephen Colbert would have a fill-in host, aside from a major ongoing emergency, given how closely his show is tied to him -- his name is even in the "main" title of the show, unlike Jon Stewart (by which I mean it's "The Colbert Report," not "The Daily Report with Stephen Colbert").

As similar as they are, they are very different shows. Stewart hosts within his natural persona while Colbert hosts in character.

And that is the difference between them that determines that I can make time to watch one, but not the other. Both are as biting and funny as any humor-based news/political show out there, and both have amazing writing staffs that put Letterman and Leno to shame.

And both hosts are exceptionally talented and funny; I am a big fan of both. But Colbert in character? A little of that goes a very long way, and it has the problem of handcuffing him into a narrow milieu. It's funny, and no one could ever pull it off like Colbert does, but it is just not funny enough to sustain a full half hour 160 shows a year. So one show is way above the Mendoza line for me, and the other is slightly below it.

But with Stewart off for 8 weeks (and good for him; it can only invigorate him) it will give me time to go watch something completely different; even with that terrific writing staff Stewart is the show, for me. Kilborn was obviously replaceable; in fact I never could get through five minutes of the show before Stewart and now I can't afford to miss five minutes, and haven't since he took over. Bottom line? I don't think anyone can replace Jon Stewart on that show. If I were Viacom I just would have expanded Colbert to an hour for 8 weeks.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:16 AM

With the faux-rivalry going on between Stewart and Colbert, I have a vision of the first stewart-less show having Colbert at the desk. Just as he starts the broadcast, there's a commotion offstage and a bound and gagged John Oliver comes hopping/stumbling onto the set - eventually some roadie/cameraman getting the gag off him while untying him and going into a skit of trying to keep Colbert from 'invading' or 'taking over' The Daily Show.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:46 AM

With the faux-rivalry going on between Stewart and Colbert, I have a vision of the first stewart-less show having Colbert at the desk. Just as he starts the broadcast, there's a commotion offstage and a bound and gagged John Oliver comes hopping/stumbling onto the set - eventually some roadie/cameraman getting the gag off him while untying him and going into a skit of trying to keep Colbert from 'invading' or 'taking over' The Daily Show.


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