Jon Stewart, who took a three-month break from Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” to direct his first feature film “Rosewater,” will be back as the show’s host on Tuesday.
Stewart will reclaim his position from British comedian and political satirist, John Oliver, at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the show's website.
To welcome Stewart back, “The Daily Show” posted a video, on its website, highlighting the 50-year-old’s 15 seasons as the show’s host. Another compilation video featuring Oliver’s three-month long reign along with one of Oliver’s fictional updates on Stewart’s whereabouts in the past three months are also featured on the show’s website.
Since June 10, when Oliver took over from Stewart, he had kept viewers entertained by coming up with fictional updates about what Stewart was up to during his absence, which included one where Stewart is said to be searching for treasure based on a map he found on the back of the Constitution, and another one about him being on a Rumspringa.
“He had a hell of a summer, and would be shocked if this doesn't lead to his own talk show, which I suspect was part of the plan all along,” Newsday’s Verne Gay wrote about Oliver’s stint as the guest host of “The Daily Show.”
“If CC doesn't make him an offer he can't refuse, there are other fish in the TV sea...”
Eric Deggans, Tampa Bay Times’ media critic, too praised Oliver’s hosting gig and urged the show’s producers to use him more often. “Oliver, who also writes for the show, often seemed the show's ace, even before his stellar co-hosting gig this summer. Here's hoping the show uses him more often as a guest host, perhaps on Fridays to avoid reruns or on weeks when the show might normally go dark, giving us more Daily Show overall,” Deggans wrote.