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    Jon Stewart Is Taking the Summer Off to Make a Movie About Iran

    No Jon Stewart... John Oliver is hilarious but it'll be interesting to see how well he can sub in this king of satire show.

    Jon Stewart Is Taking the Summer Off to Make a Movie About Iran

    Deadline reports that Daily Show host Jon Stewart is taking the summer off to make a movie about an Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari, who was imprisoned after appearing in a Daily Show sketch. For eight of his 12 weeks off, Stewart will be replaced by regular John Oliver.

    The movie, which Stewart wrote, is based on Bahari's 2011 book Then They Came For Me: A Family's Story Of Love, Captivity And Survival, about his experiences covering the 2009 Iranian presidential elections, and his subsequent four-month imprisonment—and torture—in Iranian prison on charges of conspiring to launch a revolution. Bahari has been on the Daily Show—initially as a participant in a sketch:

    Shortly before his arrest, Mr. Bahari had participated in a "Daily Show" sketch, conducted by one of the show's correspondents, Jason Jones, who was pretending to be a spy. Mr. Bahari's captors used the footage against him.

    "You can imagine how upset we were," Mr. Stewart said, "and I struck up a friendship with him afterward."

    Mr. Stewart said he eventually read Mr. Bahari's book and "because I'm naïve about the movie business" started to think about a film. He said he did not intend to also adapt the screenplay. "It just kind of happened," he said.

    The movie is called Rosewater; Oscar-winner Scott Rudin will produce.
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    Re: Jon Stewart Is Taking the Summer Off to Make a Movie About Iran

    He needs a break from his outbreak of anti-Republican ranting.

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    Re: Jon Stewart Is Taking the Summer Off to Make a Movie About Iran

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    Re: Jon Stewart Is Taking the Summer Off to Make a Movie About Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    He needs a break from his outbreak of anti-Republican ranting.
    I would imagine it is quite a hard job to find new and funny ways to ridicule them considering all the competition they give him making complete fools out of themselves. Was he even on the daily show during the Bush years, or did they just play clips of GWB speaking? I would bail out also since the republican party seems to be killing themselves off. It is not his fault they recycle their jokes like karl Rove and mitt romney. Not to mention the legitimate rape jokes are getting pretty old. How long could this politcal news parody actually last with fox and MSNBC jumping on the bandwagon with entire networks dedicated to doing fake news.

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    Re: Jon Stewart Is Taking the Summer Off to Make a Movie About Iran

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    No Jon Stewart... John Oliver is hilarious but it'll be interesting to see how well he can sub in this king of satire show.

    Jon Stewart Is Taking the Summer Off to Make a Movie About Iran

    Deadline reports that Daily Show host Jon Stewart is taking the summer off to make a movie about an Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari, who was imprisoned after appearing in a Daily Show sketch. For eight of his 12 weeks off, Stewart will be replaced by regular John Oliver.

    The movie, which Stewart wrote, is based on Bahari's 2011 book Then They Came For Me: A Family's Story Of Love, Captivity And Survival, about his experiences covering the 2009 Iranian presidential elections, and his subsequent four-month imprisonment—and torture—in Iranian prison on charges of conspiring to launch a revolution. Bahari has been on the Daily Show—initially as a participant in a sketch:

    Shortly before his arrest, Mr. Bahari had participated in a "Daily Show" sketch, conducted by one of the show's correspondents, Jason Jones, who was pretending to be a spy. Mr. Bahari's captors used the footage against him.

    "You can imagine how upset we were," Mr. Stewart said, "and I struck up a friendship with him afterward."

    Mr. Stewart said he eventually read Mr. Bahari's book and "because I'm naïve about the movie business" started to think about a film. He said he did not intend to also adapt the screenplay. "It just kind of happened," he said.

    The movie is called Rosewater; Oscar-winner Scott Rudin will produce.
    I think John Oliver is funnier than Stewart. And I'm guessing the writers will still be there to help him. I think he'll do well.
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    Re: Jon Stewart Is Taking the Summer Off to Make a Movie About Iran

    That movie sounds a little on the serious side for John Stewart. I hope it works out.

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    Re: Jon Stewart Is Taking the Summer Off to Make a Movie About Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    He needs a break from his outbreak of anti-Republican ranting.
    But his anti-Democrat rantings? Those are just fine.

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    Re: Jon Stewart Is Taking the Summer Off to Make a Movie About Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by ChunkySalsa View Post
    But his anti-Democrat rantings? Those are just fine.
    I don't think it's unfair to say that a large majority of Stewart's criticism is directed toward Republicans, and that Stewart is generally anti-Republican. Although, obviously there are exceptions to both of those.

    I think Stewart's hilarious, so I'm sorry to see he'll be gone for two months, but John Oliver is great too.
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    Re: Jon Stewart Is Taking the Summer Off to Make a Movie About Iran

    I would bet that in the halls of Fox, they are filled with glee.

    A summer vacation from their worst nightmare.
    Nothing in excess.

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    Re: Jon Stewart Is Taking the Summer Off to Make a Movie About Iran

    Quote Originally Posted by Fog hit View Post
    I would bet that in the halls of Fox, they are filled with glee.

    A summer vacation from their worst nightmare.
    if Jon Stewart is the Republican Party's worst nightmare than they will be just fine.

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