’Daily Show’ Correspondent Roy Wood Jr. | WBEZ
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'Daily Show' Correspondent Roy Wood Jr.

Wood says the years he spent performing in comedy clubs in the South and Midwest — sometimes in places where he felt unsafe as a black man — helped him understand the psyche of the country. He grew up the son of a civil rights journliast in Birmingham, Ala., and joined 'The Daily Show' in 2015, after working for ESPN and as a radio personality.

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