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Comedy Bang! Bang! names Kid Cudi as new bandleader

on February 19, 2015, 2:05pm

Comedy Bang! Bang! has found its new bandleader: Kid Cudi will officially take over for Reggie Watts beginning with the July 10th episode.

Known for his genre-bending hip-hop, the Ohio-born Cudi will likely make for an entertaining co-star opposite Scott Aukerman. His new TV stint follows collaborations with Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, and David Guetta, and a handful of albums, many of which were released through Kanye West’s own GOOD Music label.

As we noted late last year, Watts will be leaving the IFC comedy and taking his musical prowess to the Late Late Show with James Corden starting on March 23rd. He’ll pull double duty while still appearing on Comedy Bang! Bang! episodes through June 5th.

Below, watch both Cudi and Watts jam together in a new clip from the Comedy Bang! Bang! companion web series Reggie Makes Music.