Hollywood Prospectus Podcast: The Daily Show’s John Oliver

John OliverJohn Oliver, British and bespectacled, is temporarily taking over The Daily Show starting June 10 while that slacker Jon Stewart takes some time off to direct a movie. In advance of this auspicious — and, most likely, terrifying — event, Oliver chatted with me about the challenge of replacing someone whose name is in the title, how having an English accent is a bit like hailing from Krypton, and the fastest way to get Jaden Smith to walk out of an interview. This was a fun one.

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Andy Greenwald is a staff writer for Grantland.

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