John Oliver for The GuardianJune 10, 2013 5:45 am
Starting today Jon Stewart is taking a three month leave from The Daily Show to direct a film. In his absence he asked John Oliver, one of his chief corespondents, to fill in for him. A few weeks ago I was at The Daily Show studios to photograph him for The Guardian Weekend Magazine.
When asked to bring props I thought back to one of Oliver’s famous bits about gun control. Of course in New York City one can rent an exact replica of any gun in a matter of about 45 minutes—so I picked up an M16 assault rifle and a Glock. When the Comedy Central PR team asked for a list of what I’d be bringing I got a few laughs, which meant I was in good company.
Below are some of the images that ran in the magazine.