Where in the world are we going to get our "fake" news from for the entire summer? Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s political satire talk show, The Daily Show, announced this week that he will be taking a 12 week hiatus from his popular television show. Thankfully, we'll still know what's going on in the world thanks to John Oliver. The British funnyman and regular contributor on the show will fill Stewart’s news-desk for an allotted 8 weeks of Stewart’s hiatus. For the remaining four weeks there is a possibility that the show will have additional guest anchors or air episode repeats.
Jon Stewart, who has hosted The Daily Show since 1999 when he took over the anchor spot from Craig Kilborn, will be taking the leave of absence to direct his first film. Stewart’s film project, Rosewater, is adapted from Maziar Bahri’s 2011 memoir, Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival. The film will tell the story of Bahri who was captured in Iran while covering the Iranian Presidential election and held under suspicions that he was a spy. Bahri’s guest appearances on The Daily Show were used to “support” the theory.