Roy Wood Jr.

Roy Wood Jr.

Student Activities presents Comedian Roy Wood, Jr.

August 28, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan Office of Student Activities will host comedian Roy Wood, Jr. on Friday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher St., Bloomington). The show is free and open to the public.

Named by Entertainment Weekly as one of the 12 comics to watch in 2009, Wood has performed at some of the most prominent comedy festivals, including HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and The Montreal Comedy Festival.

Wood has opened for a wide range of comedians including D.L. Hughley, Ron White, Monique, Tommy Davidson, Bill Engvall and Kat Williams.  He has also shared the small screen with such names as David Letterman and Craig Ferguson, and makes a regular appearance on the E! Network’s Chelsea Lately.

He also makes regular visits to perform at colleges across the nation, and is a two-time nominee for the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities’ award for “Comedian of the Year.”

For additional information on Roy Wood, Jr. visit his Web site at or contact the Office of Student Activities at

Contact: Hannah Griffin ‘12, (309) 556-3181