Yes, he nailed it. Serving as temporary host while Jon Stewart directs his first film Rosewater, British comedian and political satirist John Oliver served a hilarious and insightful episode typical of The Daily Show‘s style, along with a bit of light ribbing from his fellow correspondents.
Oliver had the unenviable task of satirising the recent NSA surveillance scandal, which was met with a rather incredulous reaction – “are you fucking kidding me?! Jon’s only been gone one day!” There was also a bit of your usual British self-deprecating dry humour, “tonight Seth Rogen is here… and I look forward to explaining to him just who the fuck I am”
But the highlight of the episode was his final remark on one of the segments regarding the legality of the NSA scandal – “
Watch clips from last night’s episode here.