Roy Wood Jr. (born December 11, 1978) is an American comedian and actor from Birmingham, Alabama. In 2015, Wood started as a correspondent at The Daily Show.
Wood attended Florida A&M University, during which he worked as a morning news reporter for Hot 105.7, a radio station in Tallahassee in Florida. He began focusing on a career in comedy as a student working at the station to fill in for the station’s comedian, who “used to leave the station early, so I’d stay and crack jokes during the rest of the show,” and missed 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 (WBHJ 95.7 JAMZ) in Birmingham, a position he held until 2007. A salary dispute led Wood to leave the show and move to Los Angeles. 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 2015, Wood started as a correspondent at The Daily Show.