Media 12 June 2013 WATCH: John Oliver hosts the Daily Show for the first time As first days go, it could have been quieter… Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up 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 For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!