Jon Stewart photo from Forbes
Jon Stewart
photo from Forbes

John Oliver was kind enough to Jon Stewart’s place momentarily in “The Daily Show”.

Stewart is reportedly extending his absence from the show this summer to give the director’s chair a try on his directorial movie debut Deadline.

The said leave of absence will be over 12 weeks and Oliver is filling in for 8 of those weeks.

Stewart’s first movie will be an adaptation of the memoir Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival.

The TV host and comedian has written the screenplay entitled “Rosewater” before Deadline become a new addition to his behind-the-camera experience.

“Rosewater” was based on a true story of Maziar Bahari, a journalist who spent 118 days in a prison in Iran in 2009. The film was produced by Scott Rudin.

Bahari even appeared on Stewart’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” 3 times.

Stewart being noted for being a comedian, the movie will not be one.

For the rest of the weeks that Oliver is unavailable there will be guest hosts to fill in Stewart’s chair.