This summer, Jon Stewart will take an extended hiatus from "The Daily Show" to direct his first movie, "Rosewater." Comedy Central announced Wednesday that correspondent John Oliver will take over Stewart's chair beginning June 10.
"Don’t worry, it’s still going to be everything that you love about 'The Daily Show,' just without the thing that you love the most about it," said Oliver in a statement.
The cable network previously announced that Stewart's hiatus would last 12 weeks, with Oliver guest hosting for eight of those weeks. Stewart will return to the show Tuesday, September 3.
Oliver's first week's guests are scheduled to be Seth Rogen, "Veep" creator Armando Iannucci, Mavis Staples and Fareed Zakaria.
The British-born Oliver joined "The Daily Show" in 2006, and has since become an integral part of the show. He also launched his own Comedy Central stand-up showcase in 2010, "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show." He recently made waves for telling the former prime minister of Australia, John Howard, "whoopty-f***ing-do" to his face during a discussion about gun control during a "Daily Show" segment.
In their announcement, Comedy Central continued to refer to the program as "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" during Oliver's stint as guest host.
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