Roy Wood Jr. and 17-year, overnight success

April 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

Roy Wood Jr. (Photograph: M. Kelly Wilt)

Roy Wood Jr. (Photograph: M. Kelly Wilt)

Roy Wood Junior’s early success on the Daily Show is well-earned… his perspectiveis thoughtful and playful, and hecomes atsubjects from a curious angle. It was nice to get the chance to talk with him about the 17 years he put into comedy before he made it to TDS, and everything else.

Interestingly, as someone with a journalism degree (and unlike John Oliver), he considers his work at TDS a kind of journalism.

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