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(Uproxx)   Old Daily Show correspondents made appearances last night to tell John Oliver goodbye on his last night as host. And by "goodbye" I of course mean "f*ck you"   (uproxx.com) divider line 79
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2013-08-16 11:28:54 AM  
Rob Riggles' appearance was great.

And I'd be willing to bet at least a few thousand internet dollars that those sentiments being expressed by the correspondents (especially Samantha Bee) were at least, at their very core, a little bit genuine.

Oh, and Jessica Williams is terrible. Absolutely terrible. If anything, she's getting worse over time, not better.
 
2013-08-16 02:08:47 PM  
Pocket Ninja:
Oh, and Jessica Williams is terrible. Absolutely terrible. If anything, she's getting worse over time, not better.

I am so glad to hear someone else say that.
 
2013-08-16 03:02:53 PM  

Ennuipoet: Pocket Ninja:
Oh, and Jessica Williams is terrible. Absolutely terrible. If anything, she's getting worse over time, not better.

I am so glad to hear someone else say that.


yes. not good.

and where is the brilliant larry willmore?
 
2013-08-16 03:37:46 PM  
And by old.. they mean last year or so.. No Steve Carell, Ed Helms or even Stephen Colbert.
 
2013-08-16 03:39:41 PM  

rukusrazor: And by old.. they mean last year or so.. No Steve Carell, Ed Helms or even Stephen Colbert.


I was wondering about my local gal, Beth Littleford.
 
2013-08-16 03:39:44 PM  

rukusrazor: And by old.. they mean last year or so.. No Steve Carell, Ed Helms or even Stephen Colbert.


Rob Riggle left TDS 4.5 years ago.
 
2013-08-16 03:39:45 PM  
Why would I want to click on uproxx to see a video I assume is on thedailyshow.com?
 
2013-08-16 03:42:24 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Rob Riggles' appearance was great.

And I'd be willing to bet at least a few thousand internet dollars that those sentiments being expressed by the correspondents (especially Samantha Bee) were at least, at their very core, a little bit genuine.

Oh, and Jessica Williams is terrible. Absolutely terrible. If anything, she's getting worse over time, not better.



you are fools.
She is the best thing to happen to that show since Kilborn left.
 
2013-08-16 03:50:10 PM  
Oliver did a great job in Stewart's absence.

imo best all time correspondent is demetri martin.
 
2013-08-16 03:50:18 PM  
A. Whitney Brown. That is all.
 
2013-08-16 03:50:39 PM  

brainscab: Pocket Ninja: Rob Riggles' appearance was great.

And I'd be willing to bet at least a few thousand internet dollars that those sentiments being expressed by the correspondents (especially Samantha Bee) were at least, at their very core, a little bit genuine.

Oh, and Jessica Williams is terrible. Absolutely terrible. If anything, she's getting worse over time, not better.


you are fools.
She is the best thing to happen to that show since Kilborn left.


That's some mighty fine trolling right there...a little too obvious though, so I give it an 8.3 instead of a 10
 
2013-08-16 03:51:35 PM  
I really enjoyed John Oliver as host.  Hopefully Stewart will retire in the next couple years and Oliver can take over for good.
Jessica Williams is decent, but I really wish they'd drop Samantha Bee - she's worse than Olivia Munn.
 
2013-08-16 03:53:44 PM  

van1ty: Oliver did a great job in Stewart's absence.

imo best all time correspondent is demetri martin.

was Stephen Colbert

There, fixed
 
2013-08-16 03:54:10 PM  

brainscab: Pocket Ninja: Rob Riggles' appearance was great.

And I'd be willing to bet at least a few thousand internet dollars that those sentiments being expressed by the correspondents (especially Samantha Bee) were at least, at their very core, a little bit genuine.

Oh, and Jessica Williams is terrible. Absolutely terrible. If anything, she's getting worse over time, not better.


you are fools.
She is the best thing to happen to that show since Kilborn left.


This honor clearly goes to Olivia Munn.
 
2013-08-16 03:59:12 PM  

ThrillaManilla: I really enjoyed John Oliver as host.  Hopefully Stewart will retire in the next couple years and Oliver can take over for good.
Jessica Williams is decent, but I really wish they'd drop Samantha Bee - she's worse than Olivia Munn.


I like Sam.

Nobody is worse than Munn. Talk about a terrible fit for the show.

John wasn't all that bad as an interim. I hope that he manages to get his own show for the 10:30 slot.
Maybe some type of straight interview show focusing on 1 guest for 25 mins discussing a hot topic in the news. Like a longer take on the Rand Paul segment he had this week.

His discussion on the medical situation and the differences between his home country and here made for good stuff.
 
2013-08-16 04:06:37 PM  
Since time dilates when you're older, articles written by 21 year olds make anyone from the last year or two "old". (with the exception of Rob Riggle)

Fail w/o Beth Littleford.
 
2013-08-16 04:09:15 PM  
They should have had Craig Kilbourn try and wrest control away from Oliver while he had the chance. That would have been a reference for the old fogies.
 
2013-08-16 04:15:30 PM  
Where the hell did Wyatt go to?
 
2013-08-16 04:18:29 PM  
Well, I used to think John Oliver had done a pretty damn good job, but after watching this segment, I'm not so sure any more.
 
2013-08-16 04:20:15 PM  
I wonder if they would consider having both Oliver and Stewart behind the desk - going to a two-host format?

Oliver knocked the most of the first/second acts out of the park - it's pretty clear that he's been their primary writer for some time now. In a two-host format, Stewart could open the show, and sit back until the interview segment (the part he loves most and does best). Oliver could handle the bulk of the news and correspondent segments, with a few lines of "color commentary" from Stewart.

Then it would be a nice smooth transition if/when Stewart retires.
 
2013-08-16 04:20:28 PM  
Oliver did a great job. He seemed to have fun reading the news something stewart has lacked for awhile imo. That said he didn't stumbled through some of the interviews.

Make the Daily Show an hour long and have Oliver do the news section and Stewart do the interviews. If stewart's movie is a hit he is out of there anyway and it would be a shame to lose Oliver to something else now that he has proven he can carry the show.
 
2013-08-16 04:21:43 PM  

FlashHarry: Ennuipoet: Pocket Ninja:
Oh, and Jessica Williams is terrible. Absolutely terrible. If anything, she's getting worse over time, not better.

I am so glad to hear someone else say that.

yes. not good.

and where is the brilliant larry willmore?


Having Willmore wold have been awesome!
 
2013-08-16 04:27:04 PM  
Can someone please translate that article into English for me?
 
2013-08-16 04:32:05 PM  
Oliver has proven is the man for the job when Stewart leaves the show. He has been great all summer and really enjoyed what he was doing. I feel that Stewart, while still enjoying doing the show for the most part, is ready to move on to other things. They should just start letting Oliver host for a couple of weeks out of the year and get him ready for the full time gig. I dont see Stewart sticking around after his contract runs out. ( I think its after the 2016 elections not sure )
 
2013-08-16 04:34:21 PM  
I like Jessica Williams, she's not the best but I've laughed at plenty of her bits.

Josh Gad was the worst, and very short lived correspondent.
 
2013-08-16 04:49:46 PM  
The Daily Show With John Oliver, COMING IN 2015.
 
2013-08-16 04:51:00 PM  

ItchyMcDoogle: Oliver has proven is the man for the job when Stewart leaves the show.


yup. he's been fabulous.
 
2013-08-16 04:53:52 PM  

Carth: Make the Daily Show an hour long and have Oliver do the news section and Stewart do the interviews. If stewart's movie is a hit he is out of there anyway and it would be a shame to lose Oliver to something else now that he has proven he can carry the show.


I was thinking sorta the same thing.  But just give Oliver the Daily Show, and let Stewart do his own, separate interview/slightly more serious commentary show.
 
2013-08-16 04:57:52 PM  
Great job, Mr. Oliver
 
2013-08-16 04:57:53 PM  

rukusrazor: And by old.. they mean last year or so.. No Steve Carell, Ed Helms or even Stephen Colbert.


I thought they only had ones who had worked on TDS with Oliver.
 
2013-08-16 05:10:50 PM  
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Danger danger

/oh yawwwwww
 
2013-08-16 05:16:46 PM  

Tax Boy: Danger danger

/oh yawwwwww


He should play the lead in a movie about Mr. Danger.

I'm going to miss John Oliver...hope they give him a show asap!
 
2013-08-16 05:21:02 PM  
I bet he near shat himself when they originally approached him to do this.
 
2013-08-16 05:53:52 PM  
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2013-08-16 05:56:12 PM  
Just like Steven Colbert, you could tell Oliver is destined to host.  His series on gun control in Australia knocked it out of the farking park.
 
2013-08-16 06:01:25 PM  
I don't want Mr. Stewart back.  There, I said it.

Mr. Oliver was edgier, more aggressive and funnier.  TDS was just a much better program these past few weeks.   I think the accent and all it represents, as well as his age, put him in a place where he can get away with not pulling punches:  He could be much more direct and blunt than Stewart tends  to be.  But, maybe that's also due to the short-term nature of the assignment?

Of course, I don't dislike Jessica Williams and Sam makes me want to punch my television set, so my opinion is probably worthless.

I also think he did consistently better interviews than Stewart does (another seemingly minority opinion given this thread), as Stewart really seems like he checks out if he's not particularly interested in his guest -- and typically doesn't come down hard on them when they deserve it -- but that may also be a result of the temporary nature of Oliver's assignment.

Regardless, I'm not particularly happy to see Stewart back.  Alas.  Maybe Oliver will get something of his own, or Stewart will decide that it's time to take a break and let Oliver host every few weeks.

Kaiser Blade: I bet he near shat himself when they originally approached him to do this.


I can't decide if he wrote all of it, was in on most of it, knew some of what was coming, or was totally surprised by it.  A little miniature surprise roast as a going-away present could very well be a sign of respect and appreciation from the correspondents.
 
2013-08-16 06:09:31 PM  

SFSailor: I don't want Mr. Stewart back.  There, I said it.

Mr. Oliver was edgier, more aggressive and funnier.  TDS was just a much better program these past few weeks.   I think the accent and all it represents, as well as his age, put him in a place where he can get away with not pulling punches:  He could be much more direct and blunt than Stewart tends  to be.  But, maybe that's also due to the short-term nature of the assignment?


Oliver could also play the "I'm not from around here" card to satirize American stories to make them edgier.
 
2013-08-16 06:21:58 PM  

SFSailor: Of course, I don't dislike Jessica Williams and Sam makes me want to punch my television set, so my opinion is probably worthless.


I am so glad to hear someone else say that.
 
2013-08-16 06:31:27 PM  
What was with the PayPal hate the other night?

Other than that, I think he was great.
 
2013-08-16 06:36:23 PM  
Paypal isn't technically a bank, so it's not subject to banking regulations. It has a habit of shutting people's accounts down without warning and leaving them with little in the way of legal recourse.

One of the most famous cases of this on the Internet was when Something Awful tried to do some fundraising in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and Paypal shut down the charity account for "suspicious activity," leaving them something like $42,000 in the hole.
 
2013-08-16 06:55:12 PM  

clkeagle: I wonder if they would consider having both Oliver and Stewart behind the desk - going to a two-host format?

Oliver knocked the most of the first/second acts out of the park - it's pretty clear that he's been their primary writer for some time now. In a two-host format, Stewart could open the show, and sit back until the interview segment (the part he loves most and does best). Oliver could handle the bulk of the news and correspondent segments, with a few lines of "color commentary" from Stewart.

Then it would be a nice smooth transition if/when Stewart retires.


Sounds like what they do on The 700 Club.
 
2013-08-16 06:59:30 PM  
I liked Oliver more than Stewart, but I don't know if that was just because he had that new host smell.
 
2013-08-16 07:00:55 PM  
People are hating on Samantha Bee? Never thought I'd see the day.
 
2013-08-16 07:14:08 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Rob Riggles' appearance was great.

And I'd be willing to bet at least a few thousand internet dollars that those sentiments being expressed by the correspondents (especially Samantha Bee) were at least, at their very core, a little bit genuine.

Oh, and Jessica Williams is terrible. Absolutely terrible. If anything, she's getting worse over time, not better.


She's not as bad as Samantha Bee, and neither are as bad as the trainwreck that was Olivia Munn.

I don't know why that show struggles to find decent female correspondents. The ones they've had just can't seem to find that sweet spot between deadpan, edgy, and silly.
 
2013-08-16 07:18:19 PM  
I still like Jon more as the straight man, but Oliver definitely proved himself a good host over the summer. I would be okay if he took up the reins if/when Jon decides to move on.
 
2013-08-16 07:22:16 PM  

Shenanigans!: Pocket Ninja: Rob Riggles' appearance was great.

And I'd be willing to bet at least a few thousand internet dollars that those sentiments being expressed by the correspondents (especially Samantha Bee) were at least, at their very core, a little bit genuine.

Oh, and Jessica Williams is terrible. Absolutely terrible. If anything, she's getting worse over time, not better.

She's not as bad as Samantha Bee, and neither are as bad as the trainwreck that was Olivia Munn.

I don't know why that show struggles to find decent female correspondents. The ones they've had just can't seem to find that sweet spot between deadpan, edgy, and silly.



To be fair, Olivia Munn is just awful in everything.
 
2013-08-16 07:22:51 PM  
I don't know if Stewart could move on.

The Daily Show is Jon Stewart now. Even if he wanted to move on, I'm sure they would pay him well to stay on.

He would need to move Oliver in over a multiple year transition as a guest host, much like Johnny had to do.
 
2013-08-16 07:28:20 PM  

SFSailor: He could be much more direct and blunt than Stewart tends  to be


Take that observation and put that in the context of the Anthony Wiener crap, considering that Stewart and Wiener are friends from college...no WAY that Stewart would have been that rough on Wiener...the timing was perfect
 
2013-08-16 07:45:06 PM  

Diogenes: rukusrazor: And by old.. they mean last year or so.. No Steve Carell, Ed Helms or even Stephen Colbert.

I was wondering about my local gal, Beth Littleford.


I was waiting on mo rocca
 
2013-08-16 07:54:39 PM  
Oliver's weak spot, for me, was the interviews. I don't really have much of an opinion on the correspondents except to miss them when they go. Some I like more than others, they all have hit or miss pieces, but none drive me up the wall or make me want to hurl things at my TV.
 
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