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John Oliver Has the Perfect Idea for Who Should Take Over The Daily Show

Feb 18, 2015

Last Week Tonight host John Oliver won't be Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show because HBO just renewed his show for two more seasons. But on The Tonight Show Tuesday, the former Daily Show correspondent offered a very helpful suggestion for an even better replacement: a hologram of Jon Stewart.

"How about Hologram Jon? Because he's said almost every word in the English language," the comedian said. "If you can put Oliver Reed in a film that he wasn't in, surely you can just have Hologram Jon, like Tupac, hosting the show every night."

Oliver also made sure to acknowledge that he truly owes everything to Jon Stewart. "I could fact check how much I owe him, and it would be everything."

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Jon Stewart takes the reins as anchor of The Daily Show in 1999.Comedy Central/Everett
THE DAILY SHOW, 1996-present, Jon Stewart 1999-present
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Jon Stewart takes the reins as anchor of The Daily Show in 1999.
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