Alright take a deep breath before you read this one Daily Show fans. Jon Stewart will take a sabbatical from The Daily Show this June. The reason isn’t for any other reason than he’s expanding his empire. Stewart will direct his first feature film, Rosewater which is also a production by his company Busboy Productions, Scott Rudin Productions, and Odd Lott Entertainment. Stewart will be gone for 12 weeks.
So what will happen during those 12 weeks? Well the reigns of the show will be handed to comedian and correspondent John Oliver who will fill in for the 8 weeks of original episodes during Stewart’s hiatus. While Oliver has big shoes to fill, if he does well we’ll hopefully see a spinoff into a three way mock news battle with Stephen Colbert. Read the rest of this entry