In 2015, Roy Wood Jr joined The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as a correspondent.
Described by the Hollywood Reporter as “A Standout”, and by Entertainment Weekly as “charismatic crankiness”. The thought-provoking comedy of Roy Wood Jr. crosses cultural lines and has entertained millions nationwide by stage, radio and television. Wood was last seen for three years on the TBS‘ sitcom, Sullivanand Son.
He’s currently a regular on Conan, ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’ & Comedy Central’s @Midnight.
Wood, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, began his comedy career in 1998 at the age of 19 while attending Florida A&M University. He made his network television debut in 2006 on The Late Show withDavid Letterman. and finished third in the 2010 season of Last Comic Standing.
In 2002, Wood earned a slot as one of 10 national finalists in Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots competition in Los Angeles. Roy was a Star Search Semi-Finalist in 2003 where he advanced to the semi-finals. He’s also appeared on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central’sPremium Blend and The Late, Late Show with CraigFerguson
Prior to this he also appeared at the 2006 Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in the “New Faces Showcase”. In 2006, Wood appeared on the Boband Tom Radio Show: The Comedy Tour on Comedy Central.
From 2001-2007 Wood served as head writer/producer of the Buckwilde Morning show on 95.7 Jamz (Birmingham). He return to the station in 2010 and for two years hosted the ‘Roy Wood Jr Show’ and took home two awards from the Alabama Broadcasters association for ‘Best Large Market Morning Show’.
Wood has recorded three nationally-released prank call CD’s: My Momma MadeMe Wear This (2003), Confessions of a High School Bench Warmer (2005) and I’ll Slap You to Sleep! (2009). And has recently released his first comedy CD Things I think, I think (2013).