Roy Wood Jr. is a Correspondent on THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH and has been described by Rolling Stone as a “breakout”. Roy’s comedy crosses cultural lines and has entertained millions nationwide by stage, radio and television. Wood was a regular on the TBS hit comedy, SULLIVAN & SON and finished third in NBC’s LAST COMIC STANDING.
Wood, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, began his comedy career in 1999 at the age of 19 while attending Florida A&M University. In October 2006, Wood made his network television debut on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN. In 2008, Wood appeared on HBO’s historic DEF COMEDY JAM. Wood has also made appearances on CBS’ THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON and TBS’ CONAN. He has also performed for the troops on USO tours to Guam and The Philippines.
Wood appeared at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in the New Faces Showcase, an appearance that lead the Hollywood Reporter to call Roy a “standout”. He is also known for his prank calls which he’s done for over a decade on various radio morning shows including the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show. In addition he has been a regular contributor to ESPN’s Sports Nation. He recently released his first full comedy CD ‘Things I Think, I Think’.