Jon Stewart to take hiatus from the Daily Show!
March 7, 2013 4:36pm CST
I just read that Jon Stewart will be taking a hiatus from the Daily Show on Comedy Central in order to direct his first movie, "Deadline". Correspondent John Oliver will fill in his shoes in his absence. The absence will be 12 weeks but Oliver will sit in the anchor chair for 8 of those weeks. The movie "Deadline" tells the true story of Maziar Bahari who is a journalist that spent 118 days in an Iranian prison in 2009. Maziar has been a frequent guest on the Daily Show, having appeared 3 times. I think this is a good thing for Stewart. He has appeared in a few comedy movies over the years and now he can wear the hat of director too. I hope John Oliver does a good job filling in for Jon Stewart. I guess we shall see. Who would you have chosen to sit in for Jon Stewart? Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
1 Apr 13
Wow. John Oliver is my favorite correspondent now so I think it is great to see him hosting, although of course it will be different. It's really interesting how they will spin this and how he would do in the interviews, especially the political figures. I wish he would have interaction with Stephen Colbert too.
• United States
10 Mar 13
I don't watch the show and have never seen John Oliver, so not tuning in to see him. Many times I think shows should bring in guest hosts, so the hosts of shows can go do other things like directing. I'm glad that Jon Stewart is taking the time off to do the movie.
• United States
8 Mar 13
I've never really been a person that has watched The Daily Show on a regular basis so I really don't think that I am equipped to say who would be a good replacement for Jon Stewart in his absence. However, based on the information that you've shared here, I do think that John Oliver will be a good temporary host for the show because he does have a good working knowledge of the show. I also think that it would be a good thing to have some guest hosts as it might drive more traffic to the program during Jon Stewart's absence.