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Comedian Roy Wood Jr on Motown Maurice's Hustle & Shuffle

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Hailing from Birmingham, Alabama, Roy started his comedy career in 1999 while attending Florida A&M University.  Roy’s comedy crosses all races and cultural lines, which has allowed Roy to work with an array of comedians ranging from D.L. Hughley, Ron White, Monique, Bill Engvall, and Katt Williams.  In a 2009 piece ‘Entertainment Weekly’ described Roy’s comedy as “charismatic crankiness”. 

In October of 2006 Roy made his network television debut onLate Night with David Letterman.  In 2008 Roy appeared on HBO’s historic Def Comedy Jam, and this summer was selected by America as one of the top three finalists on The Last Comic Standing onNBC.

Roy is an online video blog correspondent for “The Soup” on E! Network. He is also a freelance writer for a variety of morning shows, and his prank calls can now be heard on more than 40 national radio shows, including Jamie Foxx's Foxxhole Radio on irius/XM Satellite Radio.

In 2002, Roy earned a slot as one of ten national finalists inComedy Central’s Laugh Riotscompetition in Los Angeles.  In March 2003, Roy was selected for Star Search on CBS where he advanced to the semi-finals.  He has also appeared on It’s Showtime at the Apollo, Live in Hollywood and the 2005 season ofComedy Central’s Premium Blend and BET’s Comic View. Roy has also performed on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson and BBC America’s The World Stand Up. London. www.roywoodjr.com.

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