Roy Wood Jr's Stand Up Special FATHER FIGURE to Debut on Comedy Central 2/19
From the National Anthem to freeway protests to gay rights, Roy Wood Jr. (Correspondent, "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah") dives in on today's issues with razor sharp wit in his first one-hour stand-up special, FATHER FIGURE. Filmed this past October, in front of a sold-out audience in Atlanta at the historic Center Stage Theatre, Wood ponders how to raise his newborn son in a chaotic world filled with Confederate flags and $12 smoothies. The world premiere of "Roy Wood Jr.: Father Figure," a Comedy Central original one-hour stand-up special, debuts with limited commercial interruption on Sunday February 19 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.Leading up to the on-air premiere, a series of exclusive and original content from Roy Wood Jr. including a parody song about smoothies will be offered across Comedy Central's social platforms, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/Roy. Preview clips from "Father Figure" will also be available on Comedy Central's social platforms, cc.com/Roy, in the CC app and the Comedy Central channel on Snapchat Discover. Fans can follow Comedy Central Stand-Up at @standup, and tweet using the hashtag #FatherFigure to join the social conversation around the special. "Roy Wood Jr.: Father Figure" will also be available on Monday, February 20 on cc.com and in the Comedy Central App. The extended and uncensored album, released by Comedy Central Records, will be available for digital download on Tuesday, February 21. The album and special are now available for pre-order on iTunes. "Roy Wood Jr. Father Figure" is executive produced by Wood, John MacDonald of MacDonald Entertainment, and Michelle Caputo and Shannon Hartman for Art & Industry. Anne Harris is the Executive in Charge for Comedy Central. Comedy Central is the home for stand-up featuring original one-hour specials from a wide variety of incredibly talented comedians including Amy Schumer, Daniel Tosh, Pete Davidson, Kyle Kinane, Lewis Black, HANNIBAL Buress, Natasha Leggero, Chris Hardwick, Brian Regan, and more, as well as numerous series ranging from part stand-up, part travelogue with "Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City," to long-form storytelling in "This Is Not Happening," to super-sized stand-up performances from fresh, diverse voices in "The Half Hour," and to comedians literally living out their rock & roll dreams in "The Comedy Jam." Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 180 countries. Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick, Channel 5 (UK), Telefe (Argentina) and Paramount Channel, reach over 3.9 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com. Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom's blog at blog.viacom.com and Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/viacom.