John Oliver recalls his last, emotional "Daily Show" appearance

The comedian reminisces about his Comedy Central post and admits he's nervous about his upcoming HBO program

By Prachi Gupta
Published April 23, 2014 3:15PM (EDT)

Former "Daily Show" correspondent and interim host John Oliver appeared on "The Tonight Show" just a few days ahead of the premiere of his new satirical news program, "Last Week Tonight."

Oliver explained to Jimmy Fallon that he got so emotional on his last appearance with Jon Stewart, who is "one of his favorite people," because he had no idea that Stewart would air a nostalgic segment. While American audiences got sentimental too, it turns out that his friends back home in England weren't too impressed.

Looking forward to his new program on HBO, Oliver complained that not enough people are vandalizing the poster for his new show with speech bubbles and penises. Come on, New Yorkers, get on it!:

"Last Week Tonight" premieres Sunday on HBO.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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