Comedy Central taps Oliver for series

From Variety:


Comedy Central has given a six-episode order for a standup comedy series hosted by The Daily Show With Jon Stewart correspondent John Oliver. It premieres Jan. 8.


Airing at 11 p.m., "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show" will feature four comedians per episode, including Janeane Garofalo, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Brian Posehn ("The Sarah Silverman Program"), Nick Kroll ("The League") and Kristen Schaal ("Flight of the Conchords").


Oliver, who will be the onscreen host and lead performer, is exec producing along with Richard Allen-Turner, David Martin, James Taylor and Jon Thoday of Avalon Television.


In addition to "The Daily Show," on which he has appeared since 2006, Oliver has been recurring on NBC sitcom Community.


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