Millions of people have gotten to know Roy for his work on “The Daily Show,” and millions more remember his work on the TBS sitcom “Sullivan and Son.” But long before those gigs, Roy was known as a beast on the stand-up circuit – someone who was cracking up audiences coast to coast. He returns to the DC Improv this December for another weekend headlining on our main stage.
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- For our main showroom, the first show of any night is the "early" show. All other shows are "late" shows. Early shows are seated by time of arrival. The earlier you arrive at the club, the greater your seating options will be. Late shows have assigned seating, and assignments are made in order of ticket purchase. The earlier you buy tickets, the better your seats will be (i.e. closer to the stage).
- For our lounge, all shows regardless of start time are seated by time of arrival.
In 2015 Roy Wood Jr, became part of “The Best F#@ing News Team as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.In addition, in 2017 he was named the new host of Comedy Central’s storytelling series, “This is Not Happening.” The fourth season of which premieres February 2nd.
Entertainment Weekly described the thought-provoking comedy of Roy Wood Jr. as “Charismatic Crankiness.” His comedy has entertained millions across stage, television and radio. Prior to The Daily Show, Wood co-starred for two seasons 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 appeared on 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 Show with David Letterman, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, TBS’ Conan, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He has also performed for the troops on USO tours to Guam and The Philippines.
Wood appeared at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in the New Faces Showcase, an appearance that lead the Hollywood Reporter to call Roy a "standout". He is also known for his prank calls which he's done for over a decade on various radio morning shows including the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show.In addition he has been a regular contributor to ESPN’s Sports Nation. His first full comedy CD 'Things I Think, I Think' was released in 2013.
In 2017, Roy Wood Jr.’s first one hour standup special, “Father Figure,” premiered on Comedy Central along with an extended uncensored album of the same name released by Comedy Central Records.