*From stand-up comic to radio personality and now actor, Comedian Roy Wood Jr. will make his acting debut as a recurring guest star in the new TBS original sitcom Sullivan & Son starring comedian Steve Byrne.
Byrne plays Steve Sullivan, a corporate attorney who finds new life behind the bar when he takes over his parents’ pub. Wood will play Roy Williams, an old friend of Steve and owner of a video rental/electronics store who never seems to be at work. He is one of the many faces that stops by the bar for a drink on a regular basis. Along with pals Owen and Ahmed, Roy tries his best (and fails) to help make Steve’s life run a lot smoother. The series is slated to air Thursdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), beginning with a one-hour premiere of back-to-back episodes on July 19.
“I play the owner of a video rental store, so basically I’m broke and I need the bar to forget my troubles,” said Wood. “Add to that the fact that my wife gets on my nerves and well, where else is a man supposed to go to hide away from the world?”
Check out of sneak peak about Roy’s character on Sullivan & Son here:
The series, which marks TBS’s second new sitcom this summer, is executive-produced by Vince Vaughn (The Break-Up), Peter Billingsley (Iron Man) and show-runner Rob Long (Cheers). The outstanding ensemble cast includes Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years), Christine Ebersole (Royal Pains, Amadeus), Brian Doyle-Murray (Groundhog Day, Saturday Night Live), Jodi Long (Beginners), Valerie Azlynn (Tropic Thunder), Vivian Bang (Yes Man), and Owen Benjamin (The House Bunny).
With so many spectacular comedians in one show, it wasn’t long before the idea of a comedy tour was born. The Sullivan & Son tour, starring Byrne, Wood, Benjamin and Ahmed. will take stage in the following cities:
July 17 – Philadelphia, PA, Helium Comedy Club
July 19-22 – New York, Gotham Comedy Club
July 24 – St. Louis, MO, Funnybone Comedy Club
July 26-29 – Chicago, Up Comedy Club
July 31 – San Francisco, Cobbs Comedy Club
For more information on the comedy tour and future cities, visit www.roywoodjr.com. Created by Rob Long and Steve Byrne, Sullivan & Son is produced for TBS by Wild West Picture Show Productions, in association with Warner Horizon Television.