3. Roy Wood Jr. @roywoodjr
Current Fame: Sullivan & Son (TBS)
Style: Charismatic Crankiness
Why are you so cranky?
I spend a lot of time on stage irate about things that don’t matter. Most of society is fixated on Obamacare and the war. I choose to ponder why a small soda at the movie theatre ($8) costs twice as much as a gallon of gas ($4). It’d be cheaper to just drink gas.
Scariest moment ever in Alabama was…
About two years into my career, in Dothan, AL, I did a show with four other comedians for a group of drug dealers turned party promoters. Some black promoters are slow to pay, as was the case this night. The drug dealers offered to pay us in COCAINE. We declined the drugs and demanded cash. Within 30 seconds three men pulled out Glock 9mm pistols and “begged” us to reconsider. I agreed to do the show, but then asked for permission to go to my car to get my cell phone charger. I hopped in the car and drove off.
You are funnier than…
Everyone in my family, except my Uncle Derix. Only person I know who makes Kool-Aid on a stovetop. He tells me, “The secret to good Kool-Aid is the warm the water!”
Biggest check as a comedian came from…
I got cast in a pilot for FOX. The show didn’t get picked up but I still saw a five-digit check.