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‘Late Late Show’ Director Brian McAloon To Depart After 17 Years

Exclusive: Brian McAloon, the only person to ever direct CBS’ Late Late Show throughout all of its incarnations, is leaving the late-night show and the company that produces it, David Letterman’s Worldwide Pants. Taking over directing duties on Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson is McAloon’s longtime assistant director, Tim Mancinelli. McAloon spent a total of 30 years with Worldwide Pants, starting off on Letterman’s Late Night on NBC and Late Show on CBS and segueing to The Late Late Show at its 1995 launch with Tom Snyder as host. He has directed every episode of the show (more than 3,400 in total) for hosts Snyder, Craig Kilborn and current host Craig Ferguson, all on Late Show‘s current stage. His departure comes as Ferguson is finalizing a new deal that involves the show moving to a bigger studio. Here are internal emails sent out today by the show’s
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