Reggie Watts talks about surprising audiences on the Conan O’Brien tour, and soon on Conan’s TBS show

My friends at The Laugh Button and The Syndicate threw a special midnight show at CMJ last month with Comedy Central, and asked if I'd like to chat with some of the comedians. I said sure. We set up shop in the basement of Comix, dreamed up the impossibly creative title "The Comic's Comic at Comix," and invited the comedians into our lair.

Saving the best for last means it's time for Reggie Watts to join me in the comedy corner!

Reggie and go back a ways, but this is the first time someone else has documented us on camera, so this is a thing. Also a thing: In just a few minutes, you'll see and hear him talk to me about growing up creatively, that moment in which audiences figure out what Reggie Watts is all about, his pilot presentation for Comedy Central, and maybe, just maybe, some news about Watts and the new Conan show. He'll be a guest on the second week of Conan O'Brien's TBS run, on Tuesday, Nov. 16. But we hear, and by we, I mean I hear that you'll be seeing Reggie Watts on your basic cable (or satellite, I suppose) TV more regularly.



Did you enjoy these little sit-downs with stand-ups? We sure did. Tell my buddies at The Laugh Button to make some more. And maybe when we do, we can be promoting you!

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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