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Roy Wood Jr.        

Stand-Up Comedian & Actor Known for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"

Roy Wood Jr.’s comedy has entertained millions across stage, television and radio. In addition to stand-up comedy, producing, and acting, Wood initially gained fame on Comedy Central's Emmy and NAACP Award-winning "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah," where he served as a correspondent from 2015 to 2023. During his tenure, he used "The Daily Show’s" brand of satire to shed light on serious issues, including gun violence, police reform, LGBTQ+ discrimination, ICE deportations, and PTSD in the Black community.

Wood expanded his already large role on Comedy Central with a comprehensive first-look deal and developed his comedy pilot "Jefferson County: Probation." Wood has since filmed a new sitcom pilot in Birmingham. Comedy Central has also produced and aired his three one-hour stand-up specials: "Father Figure" (2017), "No One Loves You" (2019), and "Imperfect Messenger" (2021). These specials remain the network’s highest-rated original stand-up premiers. Wood has also hosted two podcasts for Comedy Central, "Roy’s Job Fair" and "Beyond the Scenes," in partnership with iHeartMedia. He has also been a guest host on "The Daily Show."

Wood’s additional credits include "Better Call Saul," "The Last O.G.," "Space Force," "Last Comic Standing," "This Is Not Happening," and "Sullivan & Son" as well as his own created and written web series "The Coalition." He has appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," "Conan," "The Late Show with David Letterman," and HBO’s historic "Def Comedy Jam." He has also performed for the troops on numerous USO tours in the Middle East and the Pacific Islands.

Roy Wood Jr. is a graduate of Florida A&M University with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He has been honored at Entertainment Weekly's "12 Rising Stars of Comedy" in 2008 and the 2010 Florida A&M University Young Alumni Awards. Wood has also been featured in the President's 40/40 at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. True to his roots, he is an outspoken advocate for reshaping the image of Alabama and the American South as a whole. In 2018, he penned a New York Times piece on the subject. He is actively working with the Birmingham City Council and the Film Commission to bring more entertainment jobs to the state. In 2023, he hosted the prestigious White House Correspondents' Dinner. During the COVID pandemic, Roy has also remained committed to fundraising for comedy clubs by supporting initiatives like TipYourWaitstaff.com and Laugh Aid.

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