John Oliver Knows His 'Daily Show' Takeover is Strange

Esther Zuckerman

John Oliver officially started his summer gig subbing in as host for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show last night, and right up front, on Night No. 1, he wanted everybody involved to admit that it was "weird." And then he admitted that he could do without the huge frickin' NSA news.

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"Let's all just acknowledge for a moment that this is weird," he said. "This looks weird, it feels weird, it even sounds weird. It sounds weird to me and this is my actual voice." 

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Though Stewart promised that big news doesn't break over the summer, of course, the NSA leaks happened. To which Oliver declared: "Are you f--king kidding me?" The show had planned a "few harmless 'I'm British' jokes," he said, but somehow we don't think he's too upset. He even got to throw in a Michael Douglas-oral sex joke. 

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