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.