'Daily Show' Correspondent Oliver Will Stand Up For Comedy Central

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Comedy Central has ordered six episodes of a new stand-up comedy series hosted by Daily Show correspondent John Oliver.

The series, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, will be produced by Avalon Television and will premiere Friday, Jan. 8, at 11 p.m.

The hour show will showcase stand-up comedians selected by Oliver, who had his own stand-up special on the network in 2008.