Roy Wood Jr.

Roy Wood Jr. is an American humorist, comedian, DJ, actor, producer, podcaster, and writer. He has served as a correspondent for The Daily Show on Comedy Central since 2015.

Guest Appearances

January 23, 2022

Comedian extraordinaire Roy Wood Jr. joins Scott to talk about his new stand-up special “Imperfect Messenger,” the origin of his Leo Deblin character as seen on The Daily Show, and why he stopped selling prank phone calls. Then, Podcast Rescue host Ron Snapper ambushes Scott to help save the show. Later, community activist Bone Queef returns to promote her new podcast. Plus, dog breeder Willadeene Marie Bates stops by to talk about drowning in Borzoi puppies.

March 22, 2021

Comedian and actor Roy Wood Jr. talks with Andy about growing up in the South as a latchkey kid, the unique challenge of raising children who are just like you, and reflections on his career working in show business and at Subway.

July 7, 2020

Andrew and Tawny throw it quick to their interview with Roy Wood Jr! They talk about parenting and schooling in quarantine and take voicemails about being called a famous person of your race, feeling like you have to prove you’re black, and more. Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.

August 31, 2017

How does social commentary and comedy mix? W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu are joined with guests Roy Wood Jr. (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah) and Franchesca Ramsey (MTV’s Decoded) to explore the power of humor in today’s polarizing political era. Roy talks about the new sense of diversity on ‘The Daily Show’ and dissects a rising style of comedy where comedians get audiences to clap in agreement rather than laugh at jokes. Franchesca describes her balancing act with social media and how she avoids sexist and racist trolls online while maintaining her popular presence and personal life.

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September 13, 2013

Andrew Ti and this week’s special guest Roy Wood Jr. finish off the week by discussing classism in polo, golf, baseball, and the very wack badminton. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

September 12, 2013

Andrew and Roy Wood Jr. discuss the completely strange stereotype of whether black people decompose slower than white people. Don’t forget to keep leaving us messages by calling (323) 389-RACE.