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Roy Wood Jr.

Roy Wood Jr.

The Daily Show, Sullivan and Son, Conan, Comedy Central special

October 6-8


Millions of people have gotten to know Roy for his work on “The Daily Show,” and millions more remember his work on the TBS sitcom “Sullivan and Son.” But long before those gigs, Roy was known as a beast on the stand-up circuit – someone who was cracking up audiences coast to coast. He returns to the DC Improv this fall for another weekend headlining on our main stage.


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.” 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’s “Premium 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,” aired February 2017.