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!