John Oliver Lands Comedy Series at HBO

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oliver-a8ca62a9603206c114dce459cf5122fde9bb312e-s6-c30Despite his long relationship with The Daily Show, actor-comedian John Oliver will be leaving the program to headline and host a comedy series at HBO.

The program, which will launch in 2014, on Sunday nights, and will take a satirical look at the week’s politics, news, and current events.

Sounds like something Oliver is quite familiar with.

“We weren’t otherwise searching for another weekly talk show, but when we saw John Oliver handling host duties on The Daily Show, we knew that his singular perspective and distinct voice belonged on HBO,” said HBO president Michael Lombardo.

Said Oliver: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining HBO, especially as I presume this means I get free HBO now. I want to thank Comedy Central, and everyone at The Daily Show for the best seven and a half years of my life. But most of all, I’d like to thank Jon Stewart. He taught me everything I know. In fact, if I fail in the future, it’s entirely his fault.”

What do you think?  Excited for Oliver to get his own spotlight?  How do you think he’ll do?