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Jon Stewart taking summer off from Daily Show to direct film

NEW YORK – Comedy Central says Jon Stewart will take a break from “The Daily Show” starting in June to direct and produce his first feature film, based on a book by Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari.

The network said Tuesday that correspondent-writer John Oliver will host the fake news show for the eight weeks of original episodes scheduled during Stewart’s hiatus. The British-born Oliver has been a “Daily Show” regular since 2006.

Stewart is expected back in the anchor chair shortly after U.S. Labor Day, Sept. 2.

The film, titled “Rosewater,” was written by Stewart and is based on Bahari’s “Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival.”

Bahari, a graduate of Montreal’s Concordia University, was falsely accused of being a spy and imprisoned by the Iranian government in 2009 while covering Iran’s presidential election. Before being jailed, he was interviewed in Iran by “Daily Show” correspondent Jason Jones.

Source: Calgary Herald

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Front Page, Industry News

Jon Stewart taking summer off from Daily Show to direct film

NEW YORK – Comedy Central says Jon Stewart will take a break from “The Daily Show” starting in June to direct and produce his first feature film, based on a book by Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari.

The network said Tuesday that correspondent-writer John Oliver will host the fake news show for the eight weeks of original episodes scheduled during Stewart’s hiatus. The British-born Oliver has been a “Daily Show” regular since 2006.

Stewart is expected back in the anchor chair shortly after U.S. Labor Day, Sept. 2.

The film, titled “Rosewater,” was written by Stewart and is based on Bahari’s “Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival.”

Bahari, a graduate of Montreal’s Concordia University, was falsely accused of being a spy and imprisoned by the Iranian government in 2009 while covering Iran’s presidential election. Before being jailed, he was interviewed in Iran by “Daily Show” correspondent Jason Jones.

Source: Calgary Herald

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Front Page, Industry News

Jon Stewart taking summer off from Daily Show to direct film

NEW YORK – Comedy Central says Jon Stewart will take a break from “The Daily Show” starting in June to direct and produce his first feature film, based on a book by Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari.

The network said Tuesday that correspondent-writer John Oliver will host the fake news show for the eight weeks of original episodes scheduled during Stewart’s hiatus. The British-born Oliver has been a “Daily Show” regular since 2006.

Stewart is expected back in the anchor chair shortly after U.S. Labor Day, Sept. 2.

The film, titled “Rosewater,” was written by Stewart and is based on Bahari’s “Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival.”

Bahari, a graduate of Montreal’s Concordia University, was falsely accused of being a spy and imprisoned by the Iranian government in 2009 while covering Iran’s presidential election. Before being jailed, he was interviewed in Iran by “Daily Show” correspondent Jason Jones.

Source: Calgary Herald

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