Reggie Watts, renowned for his distinctive hairstyle, has carved out a prolific career as a comedian and musician. While many associate him with being the band leader on James Corden’s late-night show, he has a rich portfolio of work that extends far beyond.
In addition to his role on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” Watts has left his mark on the IFC series “Comedy Bang! Bang!” and collaborated with Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, and Tim & Eric on the YouTube channel Jash. He’s also the creative mind behind the theme music for the popular show “Key & Peele.”
Now, Watts can proudly add “author” to his list of accomplishments. His debut memoir, “Great Falls, MT: Fast Times, Post-Punk Weirdos, and a Tale of Coming Home Again,” published on Oct. 17, delves into his upbringing as a biracial individual in a small town in Minnesota. Offering insights into his childhood and the roots of his comedic inspiration, the book provides a unique perspective into the life of the comedian.
Given Watts’ recent selfie with Tiffany Haddish and the subsequent speculation about their dating status, some may wonder if his memoir touches on his dating life. However, Haddish later clarified that the photo was part of a publicity stunt to help Watts gain more followers. As for details about his previous or current partners, no revelations have emerged since the release of his book. Nevertheless, a significant part of the book’s campaign centers around the theme of self-discovery and finding one’s identity.
From anecdotes about his early days on the football team in high school to the first time he shared his music with classmates, Watts’ memoir offers a glimpse into the experiences that solidified his belief that the arts would be his lifelong pursuit.
For those who feel like Watts only scratches the surface of his story in this memoir, there’s good news. The comedian has expressed his intention to delve deeper into his days in Seattle and NYC, suggesting that there may be more memoirs in the works. In the meantime, “Great Falls, MT” is available for readers to explore.