Reggie Watts' story is much like that of any other comic: He was a class clown, always goofing off and playing jokes on everybody, much to the consternation of his teachers.
But during his youth in Great Falls, Mont., he also was in the school orchestra and starred in school drama productions. He wrote his first play when he was in the fourth grade, working his potential producers perfectly..
"I wrote an anti-drug play because I knew if I made it anti-drug, they'd (teachers) let me do it," says Watts, who played a police officer in the show. "I just wanted to be on stage, so the play was just an excuse to perform before an audience."
These days, the...