Comedian Jon Stewart to take three-month break from The Daily Show to direct his first-ever movie…a DRAMA

One of America’s most influential TV comics Jon Stewart will be going on a three-month hiatus from The Daily Show to direct a drama.

Comedy Central announced Tuesday that Stewart, who recently celebrated his 50th birthday, will take a 12-week break starting in June to direct and produce his first feature film.

The network said that correspondent-writer John Oliver will host the fake news show for the eight weeks of original episodes scheduled during Stewart’s sabbatical.

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The British-born Oliver has been a Daily Show regular since 2006.

Stewart is expected back in the anchor chair shortly after Labor Day, September 2.

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