John Oliver would like you to know that nobody is more surprised than he is that he has landed his own show on HBO. While he may not be a household name just yet, when Last Week Tonight With John Oliver — a satirical weekly news program — premieres on April 27, it will join the cable channel's distinguished Sunday-night ranks, which have included The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Game of Thrones, Girls and Veep.
"It's an odd piece of premium real estate — I feel like I'm polluting the landscape a bit," says the 36-year-old import, best known for his seven years as "senior British correspondent" on The Daily Show and the two months he spent filling Jon Stewart's chair when the anchor was away last summer. "It's like seeing a gigantic empty lot on Park Avenue and someone just built a tent on it. It's like, 'How did you get there?'"
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HBO released the first trailer for John Oliver's upcoming comedy-news series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
HBO sets premiere for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Oliver, who filled in for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show over the summer, pokes...
John Oliver's upcoming HBO comedy-news series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver will debut Sunday, April 27 at 11/10c.