Rory Albanese joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart shortly after graduating from college in 1999, and rose from the ranks to become executive producer by the time he left in 2013, and was the showrunner for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, also on Comedy Central, where you also started to see him more in front of the camera as a contributor and panelist. He released his first half-hour stand-up special in 2010.Albanese told me about how he helped change the way The Daily Show was produced, what he loved and will miss about The Nightly Show, and how the entire late-night TV comedy game has changed now thanks to social media. So what’s next for Albanese? I asked him, so let’s get to it!
This episode is sponsored by Seeso‘s Stand-Up Streaming Festival.
Specifically, though, you can see Albanese this month at Levity Live in West Nyack, N.Y. (Nov. 9, 2016), The Comedy Connection in East Providence, R.I. (Nov. 11-13), and The Comedy Works in Denver (Nov. 17).