Comedy Central orders John Oliver show

'Daily Show' regular will host stand-up comedy series

Another "Daily Show" regular is getting his own Comedy Central series.

John Oliver will host a new stand-up comedy series for network starting in January.

The network has ordered six episodes of "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show," which will feature performances by Oliver's favorite comedians (including Janeane Garofalo, Brian Posehn, Paul F. Tompkins and Marc Maron). Each hour will feature four stand-up performers.

"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," Oliver said.

Oliver has been a correspondent on "The Daily Show" since 2006 and recently appeared in three episodes of NBC's "Community." The series is executive produced by Oliver and Avalon Television's Richard Allen-Turner, David Martin, James Taylor and Jon Thoday.
 
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