Farewell John Oliver: Here Are 7 Of His Best “The Daily Show” Clips

By December 12, 2013


After 7 full years as writer, correspondent and brief host, John Oliver’s role at “The Daily Show” is finally coming to an end. Back in November, we reported on this bit of news and next week will mark the comedian’s last week at Comedy Central’s popular satirical news show. It was during the summer when Jon Stewart left for three months to direct his first film that Mr. Oliver stepped up to fill his seat.

During that time, not only did he prove he had the chops to handle such a position, he also caught the attention of someone important over at HBO. Officially signed on to star in similarly styled topical comedy series scheduled to start in 2014, John Oliver will offer hosting duties to the new yet to be titled show that will air weekly on Sunday nights.

Given his tenure at “The Daily Show”, I felt it was only right to showcase some of his best bits on the show. Check it!

Tempest In A Tea Party: Tea Bag Tyranny

At a tea party protest, John Oliver quickly discovers that Americans don’t know anything about the meaning of tyranny.

On Her Majesty’s Secret Cervix – A Royal Son

Hey look, a British guy talking about the royal baby!

John Oliver Investigates Gun Control In Australia (Part 1)

Following the Senate’s defeat of the gun control amendment earlier this year, John Oliver takes a trip to Australia to test the theory that government-mandated gun control doesn’t work. And yes, there are three parts to this video.

John Oliver Investigates Gun Control In Australia (Part 2)

See!? This is part 2!

John Oliver Investigates Gun Control In Australia (Part 3)

The third part of John Oliver’s trip to Australia…obviously.

Sir Archibald Mapsalot III

Sir Archibald Mapsalot III explains why the Middle East is a f*cked up place. Here’s a hint: it’s the maps!

Welcome Back Cocker

During John Oliver’s hosting duties, New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner went into damage control mode over another sexting scandal. Oh and also, Carlos Danger!

So yes, it is indeed almost time to bid John Oliver a fond farewell from Comedy Central’s clutches. He will soon be seen every Sunday on HBO. Until then, let this Carlos Danger dance compilation video keep you entertained. I know I will.

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