WATCH: John Oliver hosts the Daily Show for the first time

As first days go, it could have been quieter…

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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… 

Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter.