One Of 10 Comics To Watch In 2016
— Variety Magazine
Currently a correspondent on The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah, Roy has been described by the Hollywood Reporter as “A Standout”, and Entertainment Weekly called his brand of thought provoking comedy as “charismatic crankiness”. Prior to The Daily Show, Roy spent three years on the TBS sitcom, Sullivan and Son, and still appears as a regular guest. He’s currently a featured comedian on Conan, ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’ and Comedy Central’s @Midnight.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Roy began his comedy career at the age of 19 while attending Florida A&M University. He went on to make his television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman and finished third in the 2010 season of Last Comic Standing.
Wood has appeared on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central’sPremium Blend and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Prior to this, he has appeared at the 2006 Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in the “New Faces Showcase”. Wood has appeared on the Bob and Tom Radio Show: The Comedy Tour on Comedy Central. Also a veteran of radio (2001-2012) Roy’s morning show took home awards from the Alabama Broadcasters Association for ‘Best Large Market Morning Show’.
Roy Wood, Jr. has recorded three nationally-released prank call CD’s: My Momma Made Me Wear This, Confessions of a High School Bench Warmer, I’ll Slap You to Sleep!, and his a comedy CD Things I Think, I think. Wood's first Comedy Central Stand-Up Special, Roy Wood Jr., Father' Figure, will be aired February 2017.