When New York Magazine tapped Reese Waters as one of the city’s Ten Comedians To Watch in March of 2009, few realized just how quickly his star would rise. First came his victories in the annual Ca...View More
When New York Magazine tapped Reese Waters as one of the city’s Ten Comedians To Watch in March of 2009, few realized just how quickly his star would rise. First came his victories in the annual Caroline’s Comedy Competition and the Emerging Comics Contest at the New York Underground Comedy Festival. Soon after, appearances on MTV, Good Morning America, Sirius Satellite Radio and NPR were followed by Waters’ mastery of his Comedy Central "Live At Gotham" set and subsequent role on the critically acclaimed Comedy Central series "Michael and Michael Have Issues."
Programmers took note, and within the next year, Waters was bringing comedy truth to sports as co-host of The Daily Line on the Versus Network, where his sly wit garnered raves for his commentaries on the big sports news of the day, along with his ground breaking interviews with everyone from D Wade and Queen Latifah to NBA MVP Derrick Rose and UFC President Dana White. Nothing, however, prepared the audience, producers and crew for "Tea With Tyson," his death defying interview over breakfast with the heavyweight champ, where Waters was able to get the often shy Tyson to expound on his love of pigeons and his hatred for cannoli’s. Log onto YouTube (www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5XFH36UdQ4) for four scary minutes of tv history...
While co-hosting The Daily Line fed Water’s deep knowledge and passion for sports, stand-up is his true love, and soon he accomplished a rare scheduling feat of making back to back appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and the Late Show with David Letterman in the Spring of 2011. Long time watchers of the comedy scene were unanimous in praising Waters for cool, collected and knock out funny premieres on two of the nation’s top late night platforms for stand-up comedy.