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.
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.
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.
Follow our guests!
- Roy Wood Jr. (@RoyWoodJr) www.roywoodjr.com
- Franchesca Ramsey (@Chescaleigh) www.franchesca.net
For updates on us, follow Politically Re-Active on Facebook and Twitter (@PoliticReActive.) Send us your comments using the #politicallyreactive. Thanks! Check out Hari’s tour dates and albums at Harikondabolu.com and for all Kamau’s projects check out wkamaubell.com.