Roy Wood Jr.

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Roy Wood Jr.
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Wood performing at The Stand in December 2016
Born (1978-12-11) December 11, 1978 (age 39)
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Florida A&M University
Occupation Comedian, actor, disc jockey
Website http://roywoodjr.com

Roy Wood Jr. (born December 11, 1978) is an American comedian and actor. He has served as a correspondent for The Daily Show on Comedy Central since 2015.

Career[edit]

Wood was born in Birmingham, Alabama and attended Florida A&M University, during which he worked as a morning news reporter for Tallahassee, Florida radio station Hot 105.7. He began focusing on a career in comedy after filling in for the station's in-house comedian, during which he would "stay and crack jokes during the rest of the show."[1] He passed on his midterm tests to open for Tommy Davidson.[citation needed] Upon receiving a Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism in 2001, Wood returned to his hometown and became the head writer/producer for the Buckwilde Morning Show (WBHJ 95.7 JAMZ) in Birmingham, a position he held until 2007, when he left the show over a salary dispute and relocated to Los Angeles.[citation needed] During this time, he continued working in radio, providing prank calls and content to various morning shows nationally and contributing to Jamie Foxx's Foxxhole station on Sirius XM Radio.

In 2010, Wood finished third in the 7th season of NBC's Last Comic Standing and began hosting his own morning show, The Roy Wood Jr Show. The show garnered top ratings and won 'Large Market Morning Show Of The Year' from the Alabama Broadcasters Association for several years. Despite the solid ratings, Wood and the station parted ways after two years[2] due to scheduling conflicts created by his role in the TBS sitcom Sullivan & Son, which required Wood to return to Los Angeles.

From 2011 to 2014, Wood appeared on Sullivan & Son; appearing as a guest star in the first season, he was promoted to series regular for the second and third seasons before the show's cancellation in 2014. The following year, he was cast by ABC to play alongside Whoopi Goldberg in the comedy pilot Delores And Jermaine;[3] the show did not make it beyond the pilot stage. Wood is currently a regular contributor to ESPN's Sportsnation, @midnight on Comedy Central and frequents Conan. In 2015, Wood joined The Daily Show as a correspondent.

Television appearances[edit]

Albums[edit]

Wood put out his first of 3 prank call CDs in 2003, titled My Momma Made Me Wear This. The second collection, Confessions of a Bench Warmer, came out in 2005. His third CD, "I'll Slap You To Sleep", was released in 2007. Wood's pranks have been featured on numerous hip-hop mix tapes. His first stand-up comedy CD Things I Think, I Think was released in 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-04-26. Retrieved 2006-03-14. 
  2. ^ "Roy Wood Jr. says popular morning show may be over at 95.7 JAMZ". 
  3. ^ "Delores & Jermaine". 1 January 2000 – via IMDb. 

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