Roy Wood Jr.Latest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 1/09/19 at 6:49AM EST
Roy Wood Jr. calls out cable news for playing R. Kelly's music while reporting on the Surviving R. Kelly documentary
The Daily Show correspondent said playing the disgraced R&B star's music probably helps more than hurts R. Kelly.
Posted Monday 12/03/18 at 1:18PM EST
Roy Wood Jr. among comedians starring in Comedy Central standup specials in January
Also getting one-hour specials next month are Ron Funches, James Davis and Chris Distefano.
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Roy Wood Jr. is set to play a parole officer on a Comedy Central series from Trevor Noah and Aaron McGruder
The Daily Show correspondent has signed on for Re-Established, playing a parole officer who is "willing to bend the rules to help the parolees on his watch, much to the chagrin of his partner and everyone else in his life." Noah will executive produce the potential comedy, along with Boondocks creator McGruder.
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 11:08PM EST
Roy Wood Jr. turned on The Daily Show in response to his airplane seatmate watching Fox News
The Daily Show correspondent also put on the Thurgood Marshall movie Marshall “for balance.”
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 10:35PM EST
Roy Wood Jr. explains why it’s hard for black standup comics to be political on late-night shows
Comedian Amanda Seales’ “unflinchingly political” standup routine this week on Late Night with Seth Meyers inspired The Daily Show’s Wood to explain how hard it is for comedians to even get their jokes on network television. Wood says the typical late-night show booker, the producers and even the lawyers play a role in what jokes make it to air, resulting in a watered-down routine.
Posted Tuesday 11/21/17 at 9:19PM EST
25 comedy writers pick the most influential TV episodes
For The Daily Show’s Roy Wood Jr, it was an episode of The Wire that inspired his comedy. For The Good Place’s Michael Schur, a Cheers episode proved to be a revelation.