John Oliver has turned his guest anchoring stint into a permanent anchoring gig.

The Comedy Central stalwart - who filled in for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show this summer and received raved revies in the process - is leaving his post as a correspondent and headinf to HBO.

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Welcome to The Daily Show. I am John Oliver and let’s all just acknowledge for a moment that this is weird. This looks weird, it feels weird, it even sounds weird - and this is my actual voice.

So John Oliver joked last night to open his first evening as host of The Daily Show, as he takes over for the summer while Jon Stewart directs a movie in the Middle East.

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