John Oliver to host stand-up show for Comedy Central

john-oliverDaily Show fans rejoice; you’re about to see even more of John Oliver. The affable British comedian will be hosting a series of stand-up comedy shows to be aired on Comedy Central later this year in a series called John Oliver and Friends.

Guests will include heavy hitters like Janeane Garofalo, Marc Maron, Brian Posehn, Paul F. Tompkins, Maria Bamford, Hannibal Buress, Wyatt Cenac, Greg Fitzsimmons, Nick Kroll, Eugene Mirman and Mary Lynn Rajskub.

And for fans in the NYC area, there’s even better news. You can attend the tapings for free! Three shows will take place over three nights, Friday Oct. 23 to Sunday, Oct. 25 at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. For info on tickets, click here.

That’s right, Comedy Central still broadcasts live comedy. I wonder if MTV is jealous.

Brendan McLaughlin

Brendan is a comedian and writer based in Brooklyn, NY.

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