Remember a few weeks ago when we reported on a series of stand-up tapings being hosted by John Oliver? You’re about to see the fruits of those tapings, and then some. Comedy Central has ordered six one-hour episodes of the series, which is appropriately titled John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show.
“When John Oliver said he wanted to host a stand-up series featuring his favorite comics, the only real question we had for him was ‘How soon can we do it?’” says Elizabeth Porter, Comedy Central’s senior vice president of specials and talent. “He’s a staple on ‘The Daily Show’ and is such an exceptional stand-up comic. It’s awesome to know our audience is going to get more of him this way.”
“It’s the most worthwhile way you could spend an hour each week that doesn’t involve getting Mount Rushmore gradually tattooed across your stomach,” says Oliver.
Guests on the series include Paul F. Tompkins, Janeane Garofalo, Marc Maron, Brian Posehn, Kristen Schaal and Eugene Mirman, as well as Maria Bamford, Greg Fitzsimmons, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Nick Kroll, Matt Braunger, Hannibal Buress, Pete Holmes, Amy Schumer, Chris Hardwick, Matt McCarthy and Hari Kondabolu.
The series premiers Jan. 8 at 11 PM on Comedy Central. Check it out!