Name & Date For John Oliver's HBO Show

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HBO has announced the title and premiere date for John Oliver's upcoming comedy. The pay channel confirmed today (February 12) that the new program will be titled Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Last Week Tonight is slated to premiere on HBO on Sunday, April 27. Oliver will satirize hot-button news issues and pop culture in the half-hour weekly show.

The comic announced his deal with HBO late last year as he departed The Daily Show. He has since acknowledged that Last Week Tonight will share a similar format with The Daily Show.

It'll be similar, cos it is me, talking about stuff," he joked.

Oliver is also currently starring in NBC's Community.