The winner of the best new comedy series title goes to Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. The Daily Show‘s John Oliver gets his own series with a crazy title, and HBO’s announced the show’s premiere date. The half-hour comedy will debut on April 27, 2014 at 11pm ET/PT, focusing on poking fun at news, politics and current events.
Oliver is executive producing the HBO series along with Tim Carvell, James Taylor, and Jon Thoday. Liz Stanton is producing.
Oliver’s an Emmy and Writers Guild Award winner who joined The Daily Show in 2006. In addition to his new series, Oliver can be seen in a supporting role on the NBC comedy Community.