As the revamped Daily Show is set to makes its big debut at the end of the month, Comedy Central is ensuring that the roster is air tight for Trevor Noah’s first impression for the world.
That means recruiting a few more key pieces to “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!” including comedian Roy Wood Jr., who definitely knows what’s up.
Via Comedy Central:
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” announced today that Ronny Chieng, Desi Lydic and Roy Wood Jr. will be the newest correspondents to join the team under new host Trevor Noah. “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” premieres on Monday, September 28 at 11:00 p.m. on Comedy Central and will be available to stream the following day on thedailyshow.com and the Comedy Central App.
Said Noah: “I’m so excited to welcome these new members of the Daily Show Team. Now I get to share my stress with other new people.”
Chieng, Lydic and Wood will be joining the team’s existing roster of talent, including Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, Jessica Williams, Lewis Black, John Hodgman, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi and Kristen Schaal.
A native of Birmingham, AL, Roy Wood Jr. (www.roywoodjr.com) began his comedy career in 1998 at the age of 19 while attending Florida A&M University. He has been called “A Standout” by The Hollywood Reporter, and Entertainment Weekly described his comedic style as “charismatic crankiness.” Wood’s thought-provoking comedy crosses cultural lines and has entertained millions nationwide via stage, radio and television. In 2006, he appeared in the “New Faces Showcase” at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and made his network television debut on “The Late Show with David Letterman” the same year. Wood (@roywoodjr) most recently starred on “Sullivan and Son” (TBS) and regularly appears on “Conan” and ESPN’s “SportsNation.” Wood’s stand-up album, “Things I Think, I Think,” was released in 2013.
No stranger to Comedy Central, Wood was one of ten national finalists in Comedy Central’s 2002 “Laugh Riots” competition, has been featured on its “Premium Blend” stand-up series and is a regular guest on the current late-night hit “@midnight.” He has also appeared on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” and finished third in the 2010 season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” Wood is repped by UTA and MacDonald Entertainment.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah premieres on Monday, September 28 at 11:00 p.m.
Photo: Instagram / Roy Wood Jr.