Today (October 5), in an exclusive interview with Eric Deggans at NPR, Roy Wood Jr. announced his decision to leave The Daily Show as a correspondent. After being a rumored frontrunner in the race to replace Trevor Noah after his successful guest hosting duties and his applauded turn hosting The White House Correspondents Dinner, Wood Jr. leaves the show that he helped go viral time and again.
In his official statement, Wood Jr. said “After eight amazing years on The Daily Show, where I’ve been able to pursue my comedic and political curiosities with some of the best writers, producers, crew and correspondents anyone could hope for, I’ve made the decision to move on.
I’m grateful to Trevor Noah, Paramount and especially Comedy Central for giving me the runway to also produce three one-hour stand-up specials, for letting me host two award winning podcasts, letting me write and shoot my own comedy pilot, write a film, and much, much more. I look forward to finding other ways to collaborate with them down the road.
Until then, I am excited to nurture new ideas and see what the future holds for me in the shifting sands of late night television, scripted comedy, and whatever else the comedy gods may have in store for me in 2024 and beyond.”
Although Roy is currently selling out across the country with his Happy To Be Here tour, we thought it would be a good idea to commemorate his time as a correspondent on The Daily Show with a gallery of some of his absolute best moments from the show. Let us know your favorites and if we forgot any in the comments. We wish Roy good luck in all of his future endeavors!
1. Cop CitySource:The Daily Show
2. Best Food TakesSource:The Daily Show
3. Is Trevor Leaving (Again)?Source:The Daily Show
4. CP TimeSource:The Daily Show
5. Best Appearances 2015 – 2019Source:The Daily Show
6. Gentrification In BrooklynSource:The Daily Show
7. White History 101Source:The Daily Show
8. Disagree To DisagreeSource:The Daily Show
9. Flamin’ Hot TakedownSource:The Daily Show
10. Unsolved MysteriesSource:The Daily Show
11. Host Gauntlet W/ Leslie JonesSource:The Daily Show
12. Long Story SHort – College EditionSource:The Daily Show
13. Tucker Carlson AuditionSource:The Daily Show
14. Top 10 CompilationSource:The Daily
15. Best Of 2022Source:The Daily Show
16. His Week As Guest HostSource:The Daily Show
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