What We Know About The 2021 Emmys DJ Reggie Watts

The 2021 Emmy Awards are here, and the biggest night in television is certainly living up to expectations. Cedric the Entertainer is hosting, and no shortage of celebrities walked the red carpet outside the venue in Los Angeles. It's shaping up to be a star-studded event. That's the case all the way down to the evening's celebrity DJ. Reggie Watts will keep the audience inside L.A. Live and viewers following along from home entertained during the show.

If that name is familiar, it's possible that you encountered Watts as the bandleader for "The Late Late Show with James Corden" (via Heavy). He took on the role in 2014 (via SplitSider) and has spoken about working with host Corden over the years. He spilled the tea about how he landed the position in an interview with Vulture. More specifically, he revealed that Sarah Silverman and his mom ultimately convinced him to give it a shot. Although this is arguably Watts' most recognizable gig thus far, he's certainly kept busy with plenty of other jobs over the years.

DJ Reggie Watts has an impressive résumé

DJ Reggie Watts is taking his duties at the 2021 Emmys seriously. Obviously, he's keeping the audience entertained with bops. More importantly, he assured viewers that the show is taking multiple precautions to keep attendees safe in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (via Twitter). It should come as no surprise that he's a pro, though. His résumé is seriously impressive, not even considering his work on "The Late Late Show with James Corden."

Before taking on the bandleader role, he landed appearances on Conan O'Brien's "Conan" and "Late Night." He managed a breakout role in "Comedy Bang! Bang!" (via Vulture), appeared on Season 6 of "Nailed It," and tours as a solo act with plans to perform during the 2021 holiday season (via Logjam Presents). His work incorporates music, comedy, and beatboxing, and has set him apart in a crowded and talented field of peers. Inc. noted that his impressive ability to improvise, take on accents, and speak his mind has made him a "one-of-a-kind" talent.