Reggie Watts

Grabbing A Few Spots on The Comedy Bureau 2011 List

Jake Kroeger (aka The Comedy Bureau) made an awesome comedy list to recap the great year that was 2011. We're excited The Super Serious show made a few slots on his recent 'Best Things in Comedy' 2011 list. Our apperances:

49. The Super Serious Show proves Field of Dreams adage works in comedy-Not located at Largo or the UCB Theatre in Hollywood, The Super Serious Show has built a loyal, paying fanbase of their monthly comedy variety show that makes Culver City cool even if you thought it was stuck-up.

66. Reggie Watts “does” the theme to Charles in Charge-Live at the Super Serious Show, Reggie Watts does what he does best by doing whatever he feels like doing like the theme to Charles in Charge, sort of.

96. Dave Kloc gives an indie rock mythos to comedy shows with his posters-Designer of the posters for Meltdown and the Super Serious Show, Dave Kloc really goes out his way to give live comedy the amazing posters it deserves.

The Comedy Bureau is a must for comedy fans and Kroeger's 2011 list is a great recap and/or primer to catch-up on the awesome and fun work comedy from comedians these days.

We're excited to start another year of shows and getting into this comedy fun.  Next show - January 19th!

Super Serious February Photos

Want to relive the awesomeness of the February Super Serious Show? You should. And you can try. Thanks to our show photos.

Boy, did we ever pack everyone in at the great Smashbox Studios - nice and friendly-like. Again, everyone who cam out to the show continue to prove we have one of the best crowds in Los Angeles. Jimmy Pardo lead the way on a truly memorable night. Amazing performances by all - Pardo, Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts, Ali Wong, Andres du Bouchet, Dana Gould and A Kiss From Daddy. Plus a Valetine-friendly video from Brent Weinbach and Moshe Kasher. Not to mention great pre and post show music from DJ R-Rated.

Check out our photos from Rebecca Rotenberg and more at our Flickr Page!

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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."

Mike Phirman Added to July Lineup

Music Comedy is coming to the July show! Mike Phirman, the crazy-talented (much better than "talented-crazy," I think) musical comedian will be performing. Mike is half of the popular musical duo, Hard 'N Phirm - the other half being comedian Chris Hardwick. Mike is a skilled musician who brings a playful and smart style to his comedy and songs. His music will definitely add another level of fun to our July show. We're excited to see him perform live. Click here for tickets.

Mike just released his debut solo album, The Very Last Songs I Will Ever Record (Part One). Here's a great video of Mike riffing on the live "build-a-song" technique currently popularized by the great Reggie Watts. The clip is from his June 15th album release show at UCB Theatre LA.  It's a nice intro into the Phirman world.




















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