Tuesday, March 5, 2013

REAL NEWS REGARDING FAKE NEWS: Jon Stewart will take three months away from The Daily Show this summer to direct a decidedly non-comic feature film...
Rosewater, an adaptation of the book Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story Of Love, Captivity And Survival. Published in 2011 by Random House, the book is Maziar Bahari’s harrowing ordeal of leaving London in June 2009 to cover Iran’s presidential elections. With a pregnant fiance left behind, the BBC journalist expected to be away for a week. Instead, he spent the next 118 days in Iran’s most notorious prison being brutally interrogated by a man he knew only by one thing: he smelled of Rosewater.... [Stewart] quietly optioned the book through his Busboy Productions banner, and had a personal stake in the story: After Bahari was accused of spying, one of the items used against him was an appearance he made on The Daily Show.
John Oliver will guest host for eight of the twelve weeks; the other four will be reruns.


  1. Roger3:50 PM

    Awesome. The couple times Stephen Colbert guest-hosted were some of my favorite Daily Shows. They should use guest hosts more often.

  2. Nigel from Cameronn11:41 AM

    Anybody ready the book?