July 5-8
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ESSENCE Festival Mainstage Host

Roy Wood Jr. is currently a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and his debut hour special ‘Father Figure’ aired in February on Comedy Central.

He’s also been featured on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and is a regular guest on a number of ESPN programs. Roy is a graduate of Florida A&M University and has also spent 15+ years on Urban radio in Atlanta and inhis hometown of Birmingham, AL.

His prank calls can still be heard nationally on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show & Tom Joyner Show.