Showrunner Rory Albanese Is Leaving ‘The Daily Show’


Daily Show executive producer and showrunner Rory Albanese is leaving the show, as of tomorrow. Albanese has been with The Daily Show since 1999, and been an EP there for the past five years. He’s now moving to Los Angeles, where he’s sold a multi-camera sitcom to CBS. According to Deadline, The Daily Show is likely to promote a new executive producer from within its own ranks.

Albanese is also a touring standup, taping his first Comedy Central half-hour special in 2010 and appearing on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show. The untitled CBS show, which Albanese will write and executive produce, “is set in a family-owned drug store, where the conservative father and liberal son are constantly battling over the future of the business — and the direction of the country.” Devoted podcast listeners will also recognize him as the voice of “The American” on John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman’s The Bugle.