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ROY WOOD JR. joined The Best F#@ing News Team in 2015 as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s Emmy-nominated, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. In 2017, he was named the new host of Comedy Central’s storytelling series, This is Not Happening. His first Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, Father Figure, debuted in 2017, followed by his second Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, Roy Wood Jr.: No One Loves You, which aired in 2019. Both are the highest rated original specials on the network in that same time. Wood can also be seen in a recurring role on the current seasons of the new Netflix comedy ‘Space Force’, as well as ‘Better Call Saul’ & ‘The Last O.G.’
In development with Comedy Central, Roy is currently in production on his first sitcom, Jefferson County: Probation. As Executive Producer, he is also working with HBO Max on a new project, 1% Happy, starring Dani Fernandez. Roy’s comedy has entertained millions across stage, television and radio. Entertainment Weekly has described the thought-provoking comedy of Roy Wood Jr. as “. . . charismatic crankiness.” And Variety Magazine named him ‘One of 10 Comics To Watch in 2016’. Prior to The Daily Show, Roy co-starred for three seasons on TBS’s Sullivan & Son, and he remains a regular guest on various ESPN show and the MLB Network.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Roy began his comedy career in 1998 at the age of 19 while attending Florida A&M University. In 2006, Roy debuted in network television on The Late Show with David Letterman. In 2008, he appeared on HBO’s historic Def Comedy Jam and was later selected by America as one of the top three finalists on Last Comic Standing, on NBC. Roy has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyer, Conan, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He also performed on numerous USO Tours for our Troops stationed everywhere from Guam to Iraq, to the Philippines.
Pam Keith is the Democratic Nominee for Florida’s 18th Congressional District, winning the 2020 primary with 80% of the vote—a record for this district.
Pam is the daughter of a U.S. Diplomat and former U.S. Ambassador. She was born in Turkey and lived in Morocco, Syria, Brazil, and several U.S. cities before going to high school in Oakland, CA and attending U.C. Davis for her BA and MA degrees. She then attended Boston College Law School where she was Moot Court champion and made Law Review. Her desire to serve her country led Pam to commission into the U.S. Navy as a JAG Officer in 1995. She served for four years, including a tour as Officer in Charge of the Legal Services Office in Bahrain. Ms. Keith later served as the first JAG assigned to the Navy Task Force on Computer Network Security. She speaks French, Spanish, and Portuguese. When elected, Pam will serve as the first Black female veteran in the history of the United States Congress.
Pam has more than twenty years of legal experience, having worked at the prestigious law firms Morgan, Lewis & Bockius; Jones Day; and Ogletree Deakins. In 2011, she was recruited to serve as Senior In-House Counsel for NextEra Energy/Florida Power & Light Co. Pam is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and volunteers as a consultant to Faith, Hope Love, Charity, Inc., a local non-profit that serves homeless and at-risk veterans.
In 2016, Pam became the first African American woman to run a qualified campaign for U.S. Senate in Florida history, garnering the endorsement of the Miami Herald and more than 15% of the vote. In that race—her first foray into politics—Pam gained popularity all over Florida for her innovative ideas and inspirational message. Now, her bold and unapologetic style, and passionate advocacy for values-based policy, have earned her a diverse and enthusiastic national following. She is the fresh face and new voice of Florida Democrats, and soon to be the next Congressional Representative of Florida’s 18th district.
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How To Vote In The 2020 Election In Every State. Everything you need to know about mail-in and early in-person voting in every state in the age of COVID-19, including the first day you can cast your ballot in the 2020 election. (FiveThirtyEight / NBC News / Wall Street Journal)*
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