Tuesday December 06, 2016
Reggie Watts' post-election advice: 'Make stuff, do stuff'
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"I think it's the best," Reggie Watts responds sarcastically, when asked about the recent U.S. election results.
Watts was one of many comedians who went out on Funny or Die's Jokes For Votes tour, urging young Americans to vote. And while the results have left the comedian feeling "bummed" in recent weeks, he does try to take away one positive thing from the experience: "If it got people excited to vote, that's kind of what it was about so I think it was successful."
Watts, admittedly not an overtly political person, doesn't feel like he can affect much change as a comedian but adds that the best he can do for his fans is "continue pushing the message of self-educate, hang out with friends and talk to people who aren't your friends — become the best person you can be."
"Make stuff, do stuff," he goes on to say, as encouraging words to fans. "Don't wait for the system to solve problems for you."
For now, Watts, an ever busy comedian and musician, is focusing on a few other things including an upcoming Netflix special debuting on Dec. 6 and his continued duties as band leader on The Late Late Show With James Corden. Surely, seeing Watts excel at his many gigs serve as motivation for fans to be their best selves.