Reggie Watts is a powerhouse. The comedian and musician is perhaps best known these days as the bandleader on James Corden’s The Late Late Show. His live performances are unlike anything else out there, completely improvised using only his voice, a keyboard, and a looping machine. They’re hilarious, fascinating, and surprisingly catchy, and he gained legions of followers as an opening act for Conan O’Brien during his Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour.
Watts recently teamed up with Hormel Black Label Bacon to create The Reggie Watts Bacon Experience, where he adds one more instrument to his repertoire: bacon sizzling in a pan. You can watch the performance here. We had the opportunity to ask Watts some questions about his feelings on bacon, touring with Conan, being Corden’s bandleader, and his cooking chops via email.