Cheers & Jeers: Reggie Watts Up!
Cheers to Reggie Watts for lighting up the small screen.
The incandescent comic/musician — who's like the love child of Zach Galifianakis and Jack Black, plus a giant Afro — tore down houses as the opening act for Conan O'Brien's just-concluded "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour." He made his network debut on O'Brien successor Jimmy Fallon's Late Night and performed one of his breakout tunes, "Big-Ass Purse," in TBS' recent special Team Coco Presents: Conan's Writers. Too bad his even-catchier "F--- S--- Stack" wasn't ready for prime time.
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Watts also provides the fittingly gritty score to Louis C.K.'s dark new FX sitcom Louie. A cable net like TBS or FX would be wise to let Watts develop his own show. He could fill the edgy urban comedy void that's been sadly empty since Dave Chappelle's meltdown.
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