101 episodes

Work is like sex or food — you’re either getting it or looking for it. Comedian Roy Wood Jr. (correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah) explores the human condition every week through the prism of employment. Roy sits down with real people from ALL lines of work about their most memorable jobs, employment vacancies they're looking to fill, scams they've run at the office, and of course, the cringe-worthy office romances. Roy's famed humor is matched by his true empathy and curiosity for people. Join him on an entertaining exploration into the battle all of us fight every day. Balancing our need to provide with our need for emotional fulfillment. Learn from the people who got it right. Laugh with the rest of us, who constantly get it wrong. Welcome to the Job Fair.

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    • 4.9 • 710 Ratings

Work is like sex or food — you’re either getting it or looking for it. Comedian Roy Wood Jr. (correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah) explores the human condition every week through the prism of employment. Roy sits down with real people from ALL lines of work about their most memorable jobs, employment vacancies they're looking to fill, scams they've run at the office, and of course, the cringe-worthy office romances. Roy's famed humor is matched by his true empathy and curiosity for people. Join him on an entertaining exploration into the battle all of us fight every day. Balancing our need to provide with our need for emotional fulfillment. Learn from the people who got it right. Laugh with the rest of us, who constantly get it wrong. Welcome to the Job Fair.

    Burn Out, Burnt Out

    Burn Out, Burnt Out

    Roy shares big news about the future of the podcast as it relates to his time at “The Daily Show.”  Which leads to talking to a guest about burn out. The cause, the symptoms and how can you turn it around. 

    The team chops it up with a HR heavyweight who once fired 100 people in 8 hours. He breaks down the mistakes we make in job interviews and what you should be asking for to put your best foot forward. 

    Plus – tips for negotiating a salary that can help you tactfully and confidently ask for what you want, including a company car. He also breaks down what companies get right (and wrong) about diversifying their work force. 

    An impromptu Rod’s Relationship Fair is on deck – and the issues revolve around a pastor who met a woman at work and it looks like she is not interested in being his first lady. 

    How much would your city have to pay you to move to a rural area? The city of Tokyo has started the bidding at $8,000.  

    The newest member of the Roy’s Job Fair two-timer club, DJ Rasta Root, producer and former manager of the late Phife Dawg and A Tribe Called Quest, breaks down the making of Phife’s posthumous album Forever.

    Rate and review the show! Please!! Please!! And make sure to never let your life, relationships, and health suffer because you put yourself last. 

    Catch Roy alongside Jon Hamm in “Confess, Fletch,” STREAMING NOW ON SHOWTIME. Watch all Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Video Game Tester

    Video Game Tester

    What does a game tester do? How to become one, and the leaps and bounds the industry takes to ensure video games are ready for action.  Is Roy fair in adding GameStop to his growing list of the most duplicitous places on Earth, or is GameStop’s existence a by-product of the growing greed of video game publishers? Two former video game testers (one a former GameStop employee) add perspective to these topics.Each team member shares their favorite video games of all time, and some classics still hold up. But will you agree?Basketball legend turned businessman Shaquille O'Neal attempts to distance himself from a growing crypto scandal. Pusha T cuts ties with Kanye West, and @Rod4Short defends the largest domestic airline in the U.S., Southwest Airlines. This episode is brought to you by the Wright Brothers and the biracial advantage.Follow the Job Fair on all the socials @RoysJobFairCatch Roy alongside Jon Hamm in “Confess, Fletch,” STREAMING NOW ON SHOWTIME. Watch all Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Family Week #2

    Family Week #2

    The team talks to close members of their family. Ralph worked at a McDonalds for a WEEK, and was fired by a man he still considers a brother. Letting an employee go is hard. Firing a lifelong friend is significantly harder – or is it? One of Ralph’s oldest friends explains how and why he had to pass that critical test quickly. 

    The man who has clocked the most guest appearances on the Job Fair – Roy’s Uncle Derix – returns to breaks down life at the truck stop and even checks in on the Amy Robach/T.J. Holmes GMA3 saga. The flashy, jewelry-flaunting Brooklyn pastor who was reportedly robbed while preaching on a live stream is back in the news. The team debates whether his alleged victims had it coming. 

    Twitter users vote to oust Elon Musk as CEO and the person they’ve chose to replace him might not be a better fit. 

    @Rod4Short sticks to his roots, sharing a tale about a heroic sheepdog and a former NFL linebacker who no longer holds any punches.

    We also get TRUTH (Like seriously) on why McDonald's shake machines are always broken. 

    Follow the Job Fair on all the socials @RoysJobFair

    Catch Roy alongside Jon Hamm in “Confess, Fletch,” STREAMING NOW ON SHOWTIME. Watch all Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Rod’s Relationship Fair 4: Trucker Sex

    Rod’s Relationship Fair 4: Trucker Sex

    ‘GMA 3’ co-anchors TJ Holmes and Amy Robach take home an award and each other. Truck drivers are in demand to deliver all sorts of goods, but what happens when they find themselves horny on a long lonely highway? @Rod4Short invites his brother, Tony, to answer that question from the cab of his 18-wheeler and to break down the best things and the worst things about being on the road again – including drivers getting set up for robbery, the definition of a lot lizard, and the real reason small vehicle drivers need to move, and get out the way. They call them “big rigs” for a reason.What keeps a relationship going for the long haul? Honest answers from each team member that’s done it all, including threesomes. Jacqueline shares another engagement story, and this one includes loose diamonds. Plus, a member of the two-timer club from South Africa unpacks an office affair turned love triangle from his days in higher education.Follow the Job Fair on all the socials @RoysJobFairCatch Roy alongside Jon Hamm in “Confess, Fletch,” STREAMING NOW ON SHOWTIME. Watch all Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+
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    • 1 hr
    God Bless The Dead: CSI

    God Bless The Dead: CSI

    What’s it like when it’s your job to speak for the dead? A Crime Scene Investigator walks the team through the sights (and smells) when he’s in charge of extracting every possible piece of evidence from a crime scene. Forget ‘Bones’ and ‘CSI,' the real business of forensics is grueling and not at all glamorous.But it’s a competitive field where a bachelor's degree won’t even crack the surface of a job lead. He breaks down ways people can become a real-life CSI, and of course, Jacqueline asks, “How much does it pay?!”Speaking of the dead, Roy tells the story of the time a ghost interrupted him having foreplay. @Rod4Short details a video game designer who wants to kill you! Literally. He wants to kill you dead with his murderous oculus VR murder headset…like actual murder….like seriously…the headset will kill you.An appetite for change equals a pay raise for servers in the nation’s capital, and the team looks at the profit margins honoring your loved one’s final wishes.Follow the Job Fair on all the socials @RoysJobFairCatch Roy alongside Jon Hamm in “Confess, Fletch,” STREAMING NOW ON SHOWTIME. Watch all Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    From Rap to Politics

    From Rap to Politics

    The first platinum-selling Hip Hop artist in the U.S. to win elected office – The Honorable Dupré L. Kelly –slides through to talk about governing where he grew up in Newark, NJ, after selling millions of records with the group Lords Of The Underground. (Back when he was known as ‘DoItAll’). He also breaks down the early days of the east coast hip-hop scene and how New Jersey is often left out of the conversation.

    Thomas Lennon (Lieutenant Dangle, without his hot pants) joins the crew just in time for the release of the movie "Reno 911! It's a Wonderful Heist," premiering December 3rd on Comedy Central and then on the Paramount Plus App. 

    The New York Times Best Selling author opens up about his worst job and how his relationship with real law enforcement evolved over the years as ‘Reno 911’ grew. The screenwriter also shares the best advice he can recall and throws shade and praise. 

    Can a ventriloquist cross the line? 

    An email regarding comedian Jeff Dunham’s visit to the show leads the team to explore that question as they also discover that @RodForShort might have a ventriloquist act that could stir the pot even more than anything Jeff Dunham has ever conjured up. 

    This episode is brought to you by ‘Narado & The Wiz,’ coming soon to a city near you. 

    Catch Roy alongside Jon Hamm in “Confess, Fletch,” STREAMING NOW ON SHOWTIME. Watch all Roy Wood Jr Comedy Specials NOW available on iTunes and streaming NOW on Paramount+
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
710 Ratings

710 Ratings

Fix this or im out ,

Miss y’all

It’s barely been a month and missing my weekly dose of job fair is really affecting me; very few pods have me laughing so hard as this one did. I feel like I’m gonna have to go back and re-listen to everything all over again, just to get my fix.

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Great Podcast

I hope y’all bring this back sooner rather than later. Hope you find what you’re looking for Roy. Love y’all ✌🏾

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Amazing

I love Roy’s job fair. I discovered when I was super depressed and it made me laugh to my soul. It brings me joy and makes me smile. I would give it twenty stars if I could.

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