Newswire: Reggie Watts’ Late Late Show band is just called Karen

You know that woman in your office? The one who loves cats and Being A Mom and talking about her time share in Myrtle Beach? Who has a rotation of inspirational—albeit misattributed—quotes in her email signature and sends passive-aggressive messages around to the whole company about keeping the fridge clean? You know, Karen? Anyway, that’s Reggie Watts’ new band.

Yes, in an interview with Vulture, Watts reveals that, as he takes the reins as bandleader for the newly James Corden-hosted The Late Late Show—which starts tonight, March 23—he is doing so under the name Reggie Watts and Karen. In addition to acknowledging that he was “kind of annoyed” to be contacted about the gig (he was hoping for some downtime after leaving Comedy Bang! Bang!), Watts explains:

What’s the musical setup going to be? Will you be by yourself like in Comedy Bang! Bang …

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