Nooooo! Jon Stewart Is (Temporarily) Abandoning Daily Show

The New York Times reports that Jon Stewart wants to make a “serious” movie, and is taking time off from The Daily Show to do so.

The stand-up satirist and “Daily Show” host on Tuesday said he would direct his first film, a drama called “Rosewater,” from a screenplay that he wrote. The movie – which will require a 12-week absence from his “Daily Show” duties — is an adaptation of the 2011 book “And Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival” by Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy.

There is some good news, however: “While Mr. Stewart is off making his directing debut, John Oliver, a “Daily Show” regular, will guest host.”