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Jon Stewart to Take Hiatus to Direct Movie

Will leave The Daily Show for 12 weeks

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It's no joke. Jon Stewart, who's anchored Comedy Central's The Daily Show since 1999, will take a 12-week hiatus to make his feature directing debut.

Stewart's project is Rosewater, an adaptation of Maziar Bahari's memoir Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival published in 2011. It tells the story of Bahari's travels to Iran in June 2009 to cover the country's presidential elections for the BBC.