Sun. Feb 25th, 2024

    Roy Wood Jr. Quietly Shades ‘The Daily Show’ at the Emmys

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    Roy Wood Jr. has been playing the good sport since leaving The Daily Show last year, but on Sunday night, he couldn’t resist getting one quiet dig in at the Emmy Awards.

    After Trevor Noah announced he was stepping down as Daily Show host, Wood Jr.—a beloved correspondent whose impeccable timing and cutting insights have long made him a fan favorite—emerged as a frontrunner for his spot behind the podium. For months, however, the show has failed to name a host; Hasan Minhaj was reportedly a favorite for the job until a New Yorker exposé killed his chances.

    Even after that, however, Wood Jr. did not get the job. He announces his departure from the show last October, more than a year after Noah confirmed he was leaving. Comedy Central has yet to name a successor.

    Read more at The Daily Beast.

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