Unhinged Comedy: Reggie Watts

We're extremely lucky and excited to catch comedian, music artist and all-around crazy talent, Reggie Watts, during his Los Angeles visit. Tomorrow night at Super Serious, Watts will be taking the stage at Smashbox. The fun of Watts is his unpredictability, his improvised musical comedy sets are always memorable.

Watts' comedy and music is all about surprising the audience. Watts' performances effortlessly switch from character bits to stand-up to characters to impromptu songs. He's hard to define but that's half the fun of a Watts performance.

Reggie Watts has toured world wide, including numerous festivals and clubs. In New York, Watts regularly performs at The Box, UCB, Comix, the Bellhouse, Slipper Room, Caroline’s, Union Hall and Moonwork. Watts awards include the ECNY Award (2009) and the Andy Kaufmann Award (2006).

Watts' television and film credits include appearances on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Conan, HBO's The Yes Men Save The World, Comedy Central's Michael and Michael Have Issues. Currently, Watts is filming short comedic interstitials for Comedy Central’s late night block.

Watts also has a ton of experience as a musician, including singing on Regina Spektor’s "Dance Anthem of the 80s" and contributing tracks to DFA Records’ Spaghetti Circus. Watts is also the frontman for Maktub, ther Seattle rock outfit. Maktub recently released their firth album, Five.

Watts also has achieved success on the theatrical front, creating absurd shows for modern performance spaces in collaboration with playwright Tommy Smith. Their stage shows have toured the country and have won awards, including the 2008 & 2009 MAP Fund and 2008 Creative Capital award.

Comedian Eugene Mirman tries to sum up Watts:

"Amazing and unlike anything you have ever seen. Unless you have seen a comedic stream of conscious operatic beat-boxing marvel. Then it's like that."


















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