02/05/2013 07:07 BST | Updated 02/05/2013 09:23 BST

John Oliver To Host The Daily Show - And 10 Other British Comedians Who Have Made It In America

Britain's very own John Oliver just went from big to bigger - with the news that he'll be standing in for Jon Stewart when the 'Daily Show' host takes an extended hiatus this summer.

"Don’t worry, it’s still going to be everything that you love about 'The Daily Show,' just without the thing that you love the most about it," said Oliver - who'll be stepping into Stewart's shoes for eight weeks from 10 June.

36-year-old Oliver joined 'The Daily Show' in 2006 - after Ricky Gervais told Jon Stewart about his talents - and he's been a popular fixture on the show ever since.

He isn't the first British boy done good in America, of course. See who else* has wowed our friends across the Pond...

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*who's currently alive (so no Dudley Moore, Charlie Chaplin, et al)