Rory Albanese

Rory Albanese (born May 29, 1977) is an American comedian, comedy writer and television producer. A Long Island, New York native, he was an executive producer and writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, which he joined in 1999[1] and was with until October 2013.[2] He was an executive producer and showrunner of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.


Stand-up comedy

In the summer of 2006, he joined Lewis Black's Red, White, and Screwed tour, performing with Black all over the country. Albanese has performed with former Daily Show correspondents John Oliver and Wyatt Cenac.[3] He headlines his own shows at clubs and colleges throughout the country.[4] In 2019 he became the executive producer of the ABC talk show 'Strahan, Sara & Keke'.

Other work

He is the voice of "The American" on the podcast The Bugle.[5]

TV & film work

Albanese's first half-hour comedy special premiered April 2, 2010, on Comedy Central.[6]

Personal life

Albanese graduated from Boston University's College of Communication in 1999.[7]

In 2010, Albanese was arrested for assault.[8]


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  3. "Patrick McMullan Archives". Getty Images. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  4. "Former 'Daily Show' producer thinks conservative Springfieldians will like his act, too". Springfield News-Leader. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  5. "Showrunner Rory Albanese Is Leaving 'The Daily Show'". Vulture. October 9, 2013. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  6. "Rory Albanese: Stand Up Videos and Funny Clips | Comedy Central's". March 26, 2010. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
  7. Greenberg, Rudi (June 7, 2012). "He Didn't Want to Be a 'Millionaire'". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved May 26, 2018.

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