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The Daily Show With John Oliver....

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by YCantAngieRead, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    He broke the show!!!

  2. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    That was awesome!!!
  3. CraigK

    CraigK (unspecified)

    Jun 9, 2006
    North of Seattle
    The Moment of Zen was outstanding. :up:
  4. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I loved the pure coincidence as John was talking about how the news team on Sorkin's show isn't necessarily better than a real life news team, as a staffer crawls under the camera shot to pick up John's notes and hands them to him from off camera. Neither of them could help laughing at that.
  5. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    Oliver has had a recurring role on about a dozen episodes of "Community". I can't believe that he is just 36 years old ... I thought he was in his forties for sure!
  6. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Yep! I loved how Aaron couldn't stop laughing, "It's not like we intend to show you how to do a show..."
  7. dianebrat

    dianebrat Uncontrolled Force

    Jul 6, 2002
    I loved his comment of "I did it, I broke the show"
  8. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    I'm wondering why they couldn't use the handheld cameras on the main desk set.

    Maybe they couldn't get the lights close enough.

    It looks like they used a boom mic (you can see at the end) because the wireless lapel mics were also dead.
  9. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I think it had to do with lighting as well. I wonder if they had that all planned as a contingency or they just winged it.

    I love Oliver "singing" TDS theme during the Moment of Zen. Freakin' hilarious!!
  10. secondclaw

    secondclaw New Member

    Oct 3, 2004
    I absolutely loved his 'Jon - this is your moment of Zen', sweeping the view of the powered down studio. Also loved his apologies to Jon for breaking the Daily Show. Made me smile.
  11. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    It looks like the wireless mics worked but they were way out in front of the set:

    One of the writers manned a camera. I bet they don't have camera staff because the cameras are fixed and controlled remotely from the control room. A union grievance is being writ as we speak.
  12. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    Look down at John Oliver's right ankle - there is a wired mic that an audio engineer is holding out on a boom pole, indicating that the body mics weren't working.
  13. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

    Nov 5, 2003
    Moment of zen was so funny. Bravo, John.
  14. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Yeah. I missed that. That's the mic that pops up into the shot at the end.
    They really did use a field setup.

    It makes sense because the wireless receiver(s) is probably mounted in the sound console in the control room.
  15. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    John Oliver did a great interview with Helen Mirren ("Dame Helen Mirren to us!") tonight. Also, perilously close to a wardrobe malfunction with John's adult diaper there!!

    I'll be happy when Jon is back, but John is doing a great job.
  16. sharkster

    sharkster Active Member TCF Club

    Jul 3, 2004
    Ha! Loved the 'broke the show' episode!!

    I'm so glad I've hung in there. I had considered taking the summer off while JS was gone. Shame on me!

    Haven't seen last night's episode yet (I'm always one day behind with this show) - sounds like another winner!
  17. GoPackGo

    GoPackGo Active Member

    Dec 28, 2012
    Oliver shines when he is improvising. The whole broken show bit, the closing to that show, and his interview with Dame Mirren were all terrific.
  18. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

    Nov 5, 2003
    Darn it. Oliver proves as good as Stewart in getting me to REALLY REALLY WANT TO READ A BOOK RIGHT NOW!!!111!!

    Zealot will probably be my next purchase.
  19. Ereth

    Ereth Active Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Jacksonville, FL
    I was thinking how different that interview would have gone with Stewart there. Olivers Christianity allowed him to treat the book differently than a non-Christian might have (I certainly would have treated it differently). Stewarts Judaism likely would have caused him to ask different questions.

    But that's just a surmise.
  20. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I thought the same thing as well. Being Jewish, I look at Jesus differently than a Christian would. I'm sure Jon would has well.

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