An amazing moment for fans of rap and comedy occurred recently on James Corden’s late night talk show. A legend of musical comedy, Reggie Watts collaborated with Donald Glover a.k.a Childish Gambino.
Watts is the resident musician on the late night celebrity chat show and has a long portfolio of work in the world of musical comedy. Most famously, he wrote and performed comedy songs on Comedy Bang Bang.
Donald Glover is also a key figure in both music and comedy. He is a talented comedy writer and actor, appearing in Community as well as his own show: Atlanta. I write about that TV show on this site, you can read my review of episode 3 here. It seems to be getting a lot of traffic so check it out.
It is superbly written and acted, tackling some important issues along with bringing a lot of laughs. In the world of rap, Glover creates some fantastic under the persona: Childish Gambino. Personally, I am a huge fan of Glover’s rap and TV work, I am also a fan of Reggie Watts. To see them jam like this is great.
It is of course pre-planned but entertaining nonetheless. Glover has nothing to prove when it comes to impromptu rapping. Watch his interview with Pete Rosenberg to see his free style.