Whatever your feelings about James Corden being the new host for the Late Late Show are, you have to be pretty happy about the show’s newest addition. Today, CBS announced that comedian Reggie Watts will become the new band leader next year. Watts will assume the gig when the Corden takes over on March 23rd. Watts is well known for blending music into his act, often employing beatboxing and looping. Watts had been playing sidekick to Scott Aukerman on Comedy Bang! Bang! since 2012 and created the theme songs for shows like Key & Peele.
In addition to Watts, THR reports a few other new hires to the late night program. Ben Winston will take the role as showrunner, while Rob Crabbe (The Tonight Show) has signed on as executive producer. Tosh.O creator Rob Gibbons will serve as co-executive producer and head writer along with Sheila Rogers (Late Show) and Josh Cliffe (One Night with Robin Williams) as fellow producers.