Rockford comedian Natasha Leggero debuts YouTube talk show

Natasha Leggero

Natasha Leggero

We all wanted to see more of Natasha Leggero after her ruthless performance during the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, and now we’ll get to thanks to the Rockford native’s new weekly YouTube show for the Jash Network.

“Tubbin’ with Tash” -- which takes place inside a hot tub and features co-host “Pig Bottom,” aka comedian Moshe Kasher -- premiered Wednesday with guest Chelsea Handler. In the three and a half minute video, Leggero and Handler discuss sex, booze and having children. Future guests include Fred Armisen, Weird Al, Jeff Ross and Reggie Watts.

“It's like ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ meets ‘Baywatch,’” Leggero said by email Monday.

If you’re not into off-color humor, this show probably isn’t for you. Keep in mind Leggero is the same comedian who during the James Franco roast joked “Bill Hader, you are this generation’s Phil Hartman – hopefully.”

So what made Leggero want to host her own YouTube show?

“I wanted to star in a show where I wouldn't have to deal with the pressures of leaving my house,” Leggero joked. “After a bidding war from all the major networks I decided to go with YouTube -- mostly because of the negative comments I'm anticipating from all the horny 11 year olds.”

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