On this day in Alabama history: Comedian Roy Wood Jr. was born

On this day in Alabama history: Comedian Roy Wood Jr. was born
Daily Show correspondents Roy Wood Jr., Jordan Klepper, Trevor Noah and Hasan Minaj attend “The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library Opening Reception” presented by Comedy Central’s The Daily Show on June 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Comedy Central)

December 11, 1978

Comedian Roy Wood Jr. was born Dec. 11, 1978, in Birmingham. He grew up in West End before graduating from Ramsay High School and Florida A&M University. He started as a radio reporter before getting into comedy and competing on CBS’s “Star Search” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” He has worked as a featured correspondent for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” since 2014. He has made numerous appearances on late-night staples, including “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” and tours the country with his stand-up.

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