August 4 - 5
Roy Wood Jr.
Main Room / special event / friday 11:45 added
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Price: $39-$42 general admission, $49-$57 reserved

When: Friday 7:30 / 9:45 / 11:45, Saturday 3:30 / 7 / 9:30

Spotlight: Millions of people have gotten to know Roy for his work on “The Daily Show,” and millions more remember his work on the sitcom “Sullivan and Son,” "Space Force" and more. 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 August for another weekend headlining on our main stage.

Featuring: TBA


About the Comics

Roy Wood Jr.

Roy Wood Jr. is an Emmy-nominated comedian, writer, producer, actor, radio personality, and podcaster primarily known for his stand-up comedy and work as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s "The Daily Show" since 2015.

He has executive produced several projects including the PBS documentary "The Neutral Ground," an HBO MAX project "1% Happy" and an untitled medical field comedy for NBC. He collaborates on two Comedy Central podcasts, "Roy’s Job Fair" and "Beyond the Scenes." In 2017, he was named the host of Comedy Central’s "This Is Not Happening." He has performed several stand-up specials on Comedy Central. His second stand-up special, "Roy Wood Jr.: No One Loves You," remains Comedy Central’s highest-rated original stand-up premiere.

He has entertained millions across stage, television, and radio. Before "The Daily Show," he co-starred in three seasons of TBS’s "Sullivan & Son," and he remains a regular guest star on various ESPN shows and the MLB Network. He has been published in The New York Times. Forbes declared he is “One of comedy’s best journalists,” Entertainment Weekly has described his thought-provoking comedy as “. . . charismatic crankiness. . .” and Variety Magazine named him “One of 10 Comics to Watch in 2016.”

In 2006, he debuted on network television on "The Late Show with David Letterman." In 2008, he appeared on HBO’s historic "Def Comedy Jam" and was selected by America as one of the top three finalists on "Last Comic Standing" on NBC. He has appeared on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," "Conan," "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." He also performed on numerous USO Tours for our Troops stationed everywhere from Guam to Iraq to the Philippines.

During the pandemic, Roy spent time raising money for the displaced staff of comedy clubs through and Laugh Aid. In his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, his philanthropic endeavors include supporting Workshops, Inc., which enriches lives by helping people with disabilities and other employment barriers achieve their vocational potential. The DUBS Baseball Academy is an investment in sports to change lives. STAIR of Birmingham, where tutoring empowers students to read better and dream bigger. Also, I See Me, Inc., where the mission is to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline by increasing the literacy rates in children of color by engaging them in the literature that reflects their culture and image.