Jon Stewart Producer Arrested for Punching Heckler in NYC

The incident -- which is just surfacing now -- happened about a month before the 'Daily Show" host implored people to "stop shouting" at his Washington, D.C. rally.

In September, Jon Stewart's executive producer was arrested for punching a heckler at a New York City Barnes & Noble.




The Daily Show host was at the bookstore to promote his book, Earth. He was interrupted multiple times by Matt Meyer of the group WeAreChange.org, who shouted out "9/11 truths," according to Gawker, which has video. (Watch above.)

After the reading, Meyer approached Daily Show producer Rory Albanese to ask follow-up questions, and a heated debate ensued. That's when Meyer claims he was punched by Albanese, who was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault the next day, Sept. 28. His next court date is Nov. 18.

Comedy Central had "no comment" about the incident, which is just surfacing now.

As Gawker points out, it's ironic Albanese was arrested about a month before Stewart's Washington, D.C. rally, in which he implored angry people to "stop shouting, throwing and drawing Hitler mustaches on people other than Hitler."

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