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Reggie Watts Will Be James Corden’s LATE LATE SHOW Bandleader and Ooh La La: Mama Like

Here’s a bit of news that’s holds a heck of a lot of promise: the estimably wacky and fantastically talented Reggie Watts is set to be the on-set sidekick and bandleader for James Corden’s Late Late Show following his takeover from longtime host Craig Ferguson. Which means that, starting March 23rd, things in late night are about to get super-fun and funky.

CBS announced the news on Friday morning, and while we’re all about — and will do so shortly — celebrating Watts’ upgrade, we do have a bit of mourning to do first. Shortly after Watts’ new gig was announced, his Comedy Bang! Bang! compatriot, Scott Aukerman brought us the sad news that the musician/comedian will leave the show midway through 2015. Sniff.

It’s a big jump for Watts — to leave the land of cable comedy cuteness for ye ole network nincompoopery — but one that’s well deserved. Watts’ brand of oddball comedy and musical stylings is inventive and, at times, downright zany. Couple that with Corden’s own musical (and comedic) chops, and — well! — we’re fairly certain these two are going to be quite the match. Prepare for the sing-offs, people, for they will be epic.

Now, what all of this really means is we’re going to need to have a battle between Seth Meyers’ Fred Armisen and Corden’s Watts. Late Night Wars, Schmate Lite Wars — let’s bringing on the battle of the bandleaders!

What do you think of Watts’ appointment? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

HT: The Hollywood Reporter

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Comments

  1. hotleadenema says:

    Forever in competition with the memories of not-a-real-horse and a gay robot skeleton. Reggie got this.

  2. Adam says:

    I’m happy for Reggie’s success but sad that he is leaving Comedy Bang Bang. It would be pretty cool if Don’t Stop or We’ll Die become Scott’s new band.