(NEW YORK) -- The Daily Show correspondent John Oliver began his temporary run as host of the Comedy Central series on Monday night. He's filling in for Jon Stewart, who's on a summer hiatus to direct a movie, the drama Rosewater.
Oliver opened the broadcast by introducing himself and joking, "Let's just acknowledge for a moment that this is weird."
The British comedian said Stewart left him a note that read, "Don't worry. You'll be great. Besides, no big news stories ever break out over the summer." That led into various clips of news reports regarding the leak of information on secret government surveillance programs.
Oliver cried out, "Are you f***ing kidding me?"
Oliver also feigned concern that he'd have to explain to the show's guest, Seth Rogen, "who the f*** I am."
When Rogen joined Oliver for an interview, the This Is The End star said he was relieved that the fill-in host is also named John.
Oliver will host The Daily Show for the next three months.
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