Moore Theatre - WA | Seattle, Washington
The comedic genius of Roy Wood Jr. will take you home to church — at least, not literally— as he brings his "Happy To Be Here Live Tour" to Seattle's Moore Thater this December 31. Any comedy gan would agree that it is a marvel to see him on stage, talking about the most outrageous to the most socially aware topics. To a lot of people, his live shows are like seeing someone preaching for truth served with maximal comedic prowess. Unlike other comedians who usually have one-note high energy, on his, it is different. He does masterful control of attention throughout the hour; you get high, fitful laughs and then short periods of breaths. He does this well, and even though he talks about the most serious talk in front of you, he still manages to tickle you to laughter. That attribute is a talent only a few people will manage to achieve. Roy Wood Jr. will be ending the year with a bang in Seattle when he performs at the Moore Theatre on December 31. Watching this show is a perfect way of ending this year on a good note. Don't miss to book your tickets now!
Roy Wood Jr.'s comedy is a masterclass in making serious topics into hilarious skits. People call his stand-up shows similar to going to church. He preaches truth served with comedic prowess. Unlike other comedians who heavily rely on non-stop energy, his mastery relies on his ability to pause and allow the audience to go silent. He lets you soak in the hilarious experience. After all, he is a seasoned comedian. He has been doing this since 1998.
Roy Norris Wood Jr. was born in Manhattan, New York City, in 1978. His father, Roy Wood Sr., was a celebrated broadcasting journalist who covered the civil rights movement and other historical events. His style, wherein he includes historical events and social issues, is an influence from his father and the journalism craft. Even though he currently does not have a career in journalism, Roy Wood Jr. graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism in 2001 and has wide experience in the field.
Before Wood graduated, he worked as a news reporter for a radio station in Birmingham, Alabama. When he got the chance to fill in as the in-house comedian of the station, he discovered his passion for comedy. By 1998, he was already doing gigs as a stand-up comedian. When he graduated, he worked as a producer for the Birmingham show, the Buckwilde Morning Show. His comedy career then flourished as a radio station host. He started to do prank calls and made contributions to national radio stations.
In 2007, he decided to look for opportunities in Los Angeles. Three years later, he competed in NBC's Last Comic Standing. He was the third runner-up. He then went back to Alabama and established the Roy Wood Jr. Show. It was a success in the state. His first comedy special came out on CD, called Things I Think, I Think, in 2013. Two years later, he became a correspondent for The Daily Show, which brought him to a wide audience. He became unstoppable after that. He had multiple Comedy Central specials, has an upcoming TV show, became a guest on the PBS series Finding Your Roots, and hosted the 2023 White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Roy Wood Jr. will be spreading joy at the Moore Theatre on Sunday, December 31. If you want to end the year on a good note, you should see this live stand-up.