Roy Wooden Jr. stated that he hasn’t counted out the opportunity of turning into the Day by day Present host however is aware of that it’s an extended course of and being a correspondent is simply too “mentally anxious” to do whereas additionally making an attempt to “work out what’s subsequent for myself.”
The comic and former Day by day Present correspondent opened up extra about his choice to depart the present throughout a Monday look on speak present Sherri. The dialog started with host Sherri Shepherd expressing that, “I’m actually unhappy as a result of everyone was rooting so that you can take over because the host,” to which Wooden responded, “It might nonetheless occur.”
“I simply don’t wish to do the work within the meantime,” he joked. “I used to be shocked on the choice myself as a result of primary, we was within the strike for 5 months. Who you already know come off strike then stop the job?”
Wooden, who hosted the White Home Correspondents dinner earlier this yr, clarified that it wasn’t his plan to go away the present at the moment, however after some time, understood simply how lengthy the method would take, forcing him to make some selections about his subsequent steps.
“As you begin wanting on the lay of the land of late night time and tv as an entire, that’s going to be an extended course of determining who’s gonna be in that chair, and I respect that course of. However whilst you obtained your course of, I have to have my course of, so I’m gonna be over right here ensuring that each one my geese are in a row as nicely in case that doesn’t find yourself the way in which that I hoped,” he defined.
He additionally opened up in regards to the depth of being a correspondent on the Comedy Central late night time sequence, saying “it’s not simple.”
“It’s not like laborious labor, however it’s a mentally anxious job, so I wish to be sure that I take away that stress from my area in order that I’ve area to determine what’s subsequent for myself — in case I’m not in a chair come January,” he instructed Shepherd. “So I needed to depart. I’m sorry. That’s what it’s. It’s nothing private. This the primary job I ever stop the place I obtained to scrub out my workplace.”
Wooden went on to explain the method of discovering a brand new host for the present following the December 2022 departure of Trevor Noah, who the comic thanked for his “eight years” with The Day by day Present.
“It’s principally, ‘Hey, do you wish to get married?’ Then Comedy Central’s like, ‘Effectively, we’re going so far round.’ Alright, nicely, you go forward and date round, and I’m going to be over right here getting myself collectively for whoever needs to be with me when the time comes,” he stated.