Jon Stewart to Take Hiatus From 'Daily Show' to Direct Feature Film

Correspondent, Writer John Oliver to Take over as Host for Scheduled Eight Weeks
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Jon Stewart will go on hiatus as host of The Daily Show in order to direct his first feature film.

Correspondent and writer John Oliver, who has been with The Daily Show since 2006, will fill in as host for the eight weeks that are scheduled for Stewart's absence.

Stewart's film, Rosewater, is produced by Stewart's production company, Busboy Productions, with Scott Rudin Productions and Odd Lot Entertainment. The film is an adaptation of Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival by Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari, who appeared as a guest on The Daily Show in 2011.