Media 12 June 2013 WATCH: John Oliver hosts the Daily Show for the first time As first days go, it could have been quieter… Print HTML Poor John Oliver. On his big day, the first in a three month stint of hosting the Daily Show while Jon Stewart is off filming a movie, he just happened to have to deal with the biggest story in the American media for ages. Still, we think he handled it well. The Birmingham boy's made it big in the USA, but hopefully he won't forget the old country… › We're going to run out of houses in London Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe More Related articles Seumas Milne expected Guardian to endorse Jeremy Corbyn and felt "very let down" The writer who never met his deadlines - but would always swear blind he had Why doesn’t Google autocomplete “Conservatives are...”?