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John Oliver of 'The Daily Show' has his eye on the throne

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Yeas and Nays,Politics,TV,Nikki Schwab

"Daily Show" correspondent John Oliver is getting thrust into the anchor chair in June, as host Jon Stewart briefly takes leave from the Comedy Central show to direct a movie. For his tenure, Oliver has his sights set on one very high-profile guest. "The queen," the British comedian told Yeas & Nays at Saturday's pre-White House Correspondents' Dinner Garden Brunch. "Probably the queen, yeah ... I mean, why not? She can promote the baby." Oliver explained that he'd rather Queen Elizabeth than Kate Middleton. "The queen has a little more gravitas, right now; Kate will be queen one day, and I can't wait for that day because she's going to be an amazing queen," Oliver said. But what about Prince Charles? "Charles -- ehhh, we're all mentally skipping Charles, we're going straight from Queen to William, Kate and the new greatest baby in the history of humanity," Oliver said.

The "Daily Show" correspondent also said he hasn't done much yet to prepare to take over Stewart's gig. "I'm slightly terrified about it," Oliver said. "It's like a NASCAR driver giving the keys of his car to a pit crew -- I hope I don't crash it."

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