John Oliver to Host the 41st Annual International Emmy® Awards Gala
The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today that comedian/writer John Oliver, who made his mark as correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”, and sat in for him in the hosting chair over the summer, will host the 41st International Emmy® Awards Gala, on November 25, 2013 at the Hilton New York Hotel.
“We’re delighted to have John Oliver and his unique comedic talent headlining our Gala this year,” said Bruce L. Paisner, President & CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We are delighted John is following up his very successful hosting of The Daily Show with the International Emmys.”
After being a writer and correspondent for the “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” since 2006, Oliver filled in Stewart’s seat as guest host this summer for two months. Oliver has been nominated as a writer for both Emmys and Writers Guild Awards and has won the Breakout Award at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. His most recent credits also include hosting four seasons of his own stand up series for Comedy Central, “John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show”. Along with Andy Zaltzman, he also writes and hosts the weekly podcast ‘The Bugle”.
Over 1000 international media and entertainment executives convene on New York each year for the International Emmy® Awards Gala. In addition to the presentation of Emmy®Awards for programming, the Academy will present two special awards. Film and television Creator/Writer/Director J.J. Abrams will come to New York to receive the 2013 International Emmy® Founders Award. Anke Schäferkordt, Co-CEO of RTL Group and CEO, RTL Germany, will receive the 2013 International Emmy® Directorate Award.