Comedy Central gives John Oliver his own stand-up comedy series
Comedy Central has signed the British comedian to star in "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show," a six-episode stand-up comedy series premiering Jan. 8.
The show will feature performances from at least four of Oliver's favorite comedians per episode, including Janeane Garofalo, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Brian Posehn, Paul F. Tompkins, Marc Maron, Nick Kroll and Kristen Schaal.
Oliver has a recurring role as a professor on NBC's "Community."
-- Denise Martin
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