9:32am PT by Lesley Goldberg
John Oliver Gets 'Daily Show' Start Date
John Oliver's summer is about to get very busy.
The Daily Show correspondent will officially take over hosting duties for Jon Stewart on Monday, June 10 at 11 p.m., Comedy Central announced Wednesday.
Stewart will take an eight-week hiatus from the gig in order to direct his first feature film, Rosewater. The late-night stalwart also wrote the screenplay for the adaptation of BBC journalist Maziar Bahari's New York Times best-selling memoir Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival. Stewart will return to the Daily Show on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Guests slated to appear during Oliver's run include Seth Rogen (June 10), Armando Iannucci (June 11), Mavis Staples (June 12) and Fareed Zakaria (June 13).