Comedian Roy Wood Jr. is most known for his work on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”. Wood started his comedy career in 1999 at just 19 years old while attending Florida A&M University. Then, in 2002, Wood was one of 10 national finalists in Comedy Central's Laugh Riots competition, and has been featured on its "Premium Blend" stand-up series. By 2006, Wood appeared in the “New Faces Showcase” at the “Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival”, which led the Hollywood Reporter to call him a “standout.” He finally made his network television debut on “The Late Show with David Letterman” that same year. His career continued to rise in 2008 when 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 also appeared on “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “Conan”, “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, “Late Night with Seth Meyers”, and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”. In 2015, Wood became part of “The Best F#@ing News Team”, joining “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” as a correspondent.
While appearing on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”, Wood has discussed marijuana. He says the industry is currently booming because everyone loves weed, “B***h it’s weed. Everyone loves weed. It’s like the Bruno Mars of drugs.” More recently, Wood appeared at Politicon 2017 on the Weed Nation panel to discuss the legalization of marijuana, even though he says he doesn’t partake often, “You know what’s funny? I was on a weed panel and I don’t even smoke weed that much, if at all.” He also surprisingly agreed with Roger Stone who was also on the panel in support of legalization, “You know something right when Roger Stone on stage saying you gotta legalize it. ‘Cause there ain’t a lot to agree with Roger Stone on.”