Currently a correspondent on The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah, Roy has been described by the Hollywood Reporter as “A Standout”, and Entertainment Weekly called his brand of thought provoking comedy as “charismatic crankiness”. In 2016 Variety magazine named him one of 10 Comics to watch.
Prior to The Daily Show, Roy spent three years on the TBS sitcom, Sullivan and Son. He’s currently a regular on Conan, ESPN’s SportsNation, and Comedy Central’s @Midnight.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Roy began his comedy career in 1998 at the age of 19 while attending Florida A&M University. He went on to make his television debut in 2006 on The Late Show with David Letterman, and finished third in the 2010 season of Last Comic Standing.
Roy has appeared on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. In 2016, Roy appeared at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in the “New Faces Showcase” and on the Bob and Tom Radio Show: The Comedy Tour on Comedy Central.
A veteran of radio (2001-2012) Roy’s morning show took home awards from the Alabama Broadcasters association for ‘Best Large Market Morning Show’.
Roy has recorded three nationally-released prank call CD’s: My Momma Made Me Wear This (2003), Confessions of a High School Bench Warmer (2005) and I’ll Slap You to Sleep! (2009). He released his first comedy CD Things I think, I think in 2013.
Join us for our 2017 Headlining Event at the Maine Science Festival as we present a live taping of Public Radio’s “You’re The Expert” a public radio program on 90.9 WBUR, Boston’s NPR station. YTE uses comedy to make academic research more accessible and exciting. Through game show segments and hilariously misguided guesses, a panel […]