Roy Wood Jr. is an American comedian and actor. He has served as a correspondent for The Daily Show on Comedy Central since 2015.
Wood was born in Birmingham, Alabama and attended Ramsay High School, later graduating from Florida A&M University, during which time 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. He passed on his midterm tests to open for Tommy Davidson. 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 in Birmingham, a position he held until 2007. 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.
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