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‘Daily Show’ Star Roy Wood Jr. Says He’s Unsure Whether He Would Stay With a New Host

Roy Wood Jr. is still working out whether he would stay with The Daily Show if he’s not tasked with taking over as host for Trevor Noah. The comedian, who has served as correspondent on the Comedy Central late-night staple since 2015, was a guest on a recent episode of The Daily Beast’s The Last […]

Roy Wood Jr. Jokingly Calls Out Trevor Noah for Surprise ‘Daily Show’ Departure Announcement: “Why’d You Have to Put My Name in It?”

The Daily Show correspondent and comedian Roy Wood Jr. had some words for outgoing host Trevor Noah following his surprise announcement last week that he would be departing the Comedy Central series. During the latest episode of the late night satirical news show, Wood took a moment to address Noah’s departure announcement on Sept. 29, which […]

Roy Wood Jr. on Why Comedians Are Imperfect Messengers and How the Pandemic Changed Comedy Specials

On Friday, comedian Roy Wood Jr. joined fellow Daily Show with Trevor Noah correspondent Ronny Chieng in L.A. for the “Heroes of the Freedomsurrection” monument installment. Dubbed a tribute to the “heroes” (think Tucker Carlson, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump) responsible for inciting the Jan. 6 riots, the installation — up all weekend at Westfield […]

“Trump Is Gone But Trumpism Is Still Here”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Daily Show’ Correspondents

During the stormy and controversial years of the Trump Administration, the comic targets for the squad of correspondents on The Daily Show were large and easy. But with the trifecta of the COVID pandemic, last year’s national reckoning on race and an attempted coup leading to the Jan. 6 insurrection on the Capitol, host Trevor […]