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Watch The Daily Show's Emotional, Hilarious, Surprise Tribute to John Oliver on His Last Day

December 20, 2013  |  5:30pm
Watch <i>The Daily Show</i>'s Emotional, Hilarious, Surprise Tribute to John Oliver on His Last Day

Thursday was scheduled to be John Oliver’s last at The Daily Show, and the longtime Senior British Person expected it to involve nothing more than covering another British Royals story. But Jon Stewart and company had other plans, ambushing their departing correspondent with a segment-long retrospective that showcased Oliver’s impressive dramatic range, spanning from “Dickensian street urchin” to “Dickensian chimney sweep.”

The whole thing was predictably funny and surprisingly moving, celebrating Oliver’s hilarious work while also bringing him to tears. It had to be a bittersweet moment for the comedian, who is leaving Comedy Central after seven years on The Daily Show to create his own series for HBO. The clip is a must-watch for fans of both tearful goodbyes and h-dropping, so check it out below:

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