Roy Wood, Jr.
Entertainment Weekly described the thought-provoking comedy of Roy Wood Jr. as “Charismatic Crankiness.” His comedy has entertained millions across stage, television and radio. Wood now enters his second season on TBS’ Sullivan & Son, playing the loving drinking buddy of star Steve Byrne, who has returned to Pittsburgh to run the family bar.
Wood, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, began his comedy career in 1999 at the age of 19 while attending Florida A&M University. In October 2006, Wood made his network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman. In 2008, Wood appearedon HBO’s historic Def Comedy Jam. In 2010, he was selected by America as one of the top three finalists on Last Comic Standing on NBC. Wood has made appearances on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson and TBS’ Conan.
Wood appeared at the 2006 Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in the New Faces Showcase where critics awarded him top honors. The Hollywood Reporter called Roy a standout among all the New Faces of 2006. The Montreal Gazette said, Roy Wood Jr. gives tremendous show taking the top spot. Later that year he performed at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and appeared on the Bob and Tom Radio Show: The Comedy Tour, a one-hour special which aired on Comedy Central.
Wood is also known for his prank calls which he did for over a decade on various radio morning shows, including his own. He plans to debut his first stand-up comedy CD later in 2013. Wood's stand-up tour schedule is available at http://www.roywoodjr.com.