November 14, 2014 7:38 AM EST

The Daily Show took a different turn Thursday night, when longtime host Jon Stewart took a back seat in order to plug his new film “Rosewater.”

Former correspondent John Oliver, who has been busy anchoring his own mightily successful weekly program at HBO, came by to fill in as host and stepped into Stewart’s shoes masterfully.

“Can you do the show?” Stewart asks before handing over the reins.

“I think we’ve already seen I can do that,” says Oliver, who guest hosted the show in 2013 while Stewart directed Rosewater.

Stewart devoted the episode to promoting Rosewater, which is based on the memoir of Maziar Bahari, an Iranian journalist who was imprisoned in the country in 2009 due to an interview he did with The Daily Show’s Jason Jones in 2009.

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