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New 'Daily Show' correspondent Jordan Klepper on joining the team: Audition to on-air in four days

In the Daily Show world, you can go from nervous pre-audition jitters to filming a segment for the show in the span of just four days. That was the case for the newest addition to the Daily Show team, Jordan Klepper, who debuted on the satirical news show Monday, replacing longtime correspondent John Oliver.

“I auditioned on Thursday and I got the news then that I would be starting on Monday,” Klepper explained to EW today in his first interview since joining the show. “They said, ‘Bring your suit, just in case,’ and I’m glad I did, because I wore my one suit on air that night. It was really quick. They had a piece that fit and everybody is so pro here I could kind of slide in and work with the writers and figure out how to make this thing work in just a few  hours.” READ FULL STORY

John Oliver's new show gets title, premiere date

This April, John Oliver will begin delivering last week’s news.

HBO announced Wednesday that its new topical comedy series — starring the former Daily Show correspondent  – has a name: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. (What, The Weekly Show felt too on the nose?) The show, which will present “a satirical look at the week in news, politics, and current events,” is set to debut Sunday, April 27 on HBO.

Oliver joined The Daily Show in 2006 and had what amounted to a two-month-long audition for his own program this past summer, when he filled in for regular host Jon Stewart. He has received three Emmys for his work on Stewart’s writing staff. Oliver is also the host of Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, which showcases both up-and-coming and established comedians.

John Oliver leaving 'The Daily Show' for new HBO series

The bad news: Emmy-award winning comedian John Oliver is leaving The Daily Show, where he’s been serving as a correspondent since 2006.

The good news: He’ll be moving to HBO for a brand-new topical comedy series, slated to launch in 2014. The show will air weekly on Sunday nights.

Oliver caught the cable giant’s eye this summer, when he spent two months filling in for Daily Show host Jon Stewart. “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 Programming president Michael Lombardo said in a statement. “We are extremely excited that John has agreed to make HBO his home.”

“I’m incredibly excited to be joining HBO, especially as I presume this means I get free HBO now,” Oliver added. “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.”

John Oliver talks about hosting 'The Daily Show,' and Dan Harmon's possible return to 'Community'

John Oliver thinks it would be “fantastic” if Community creator Dan Harmon returns to oversee the sitcom’s fifth season. On May 25, Harmon tweeted “Yes yes yes! I’m back I’m back I’m back. You can thank @joelmchale” in response to a fan requesting a “straight answer” as to his much rumored return. Oliver, who played recurring character Dr. Ian Duncan during Harmon’s original tenure at the show, said he hadn’t heard anything on the Community grapevine about the showrunner returning “but that would be fantastic.”

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