Summer Break

Stewart Taking ‘Daily Show’ Hiatus

Larry Busacca

Bill O’Reilly, this is your moment to shine! Jon Stewart is taking a 12-week hiatus from hosting Comedy Central’s The Daily Show this summer to focus on his film directing debut. Veteran correspondent John Oliver will be his sub. Stewart has written the script for Rosewater, which is based on a book that tells the story of BBC journalist Maziar Bahari, who ended up in a notoriously brutal prison camp for 118 days during Iran’s June 2009 presidential elections. Stewart will produce the film with Hollywood bigwigs Scott Rudin and Gigi Pritzker.