Reggie Watts – Simplified

Hilarious, brilliant, unpredictable – comedian/musician Reggie Watts is a staple of the international performance scene. Reggie’s improvised musical sets are created on-the-spot using only his formidable voice and a looping machine. No two songs are ever the same. An avowed “disinformationist,” Reggie loves to disorientate his audiences in the most entertaining way. You may not know what Reggie is going to do, but that’s okay – he doesn’t either.

As a solo performer, Reggie has played sold-out runs at Fusebox, SXSW, Bonnaroo, Soho Theatre (London), Brian Eno’s Luminous Festival at the Sydney Opera House, Montreal Comedy Festival, PopTech!, Vancouver Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, Sydney Festival, Outside Lands Festival and cities throughout the world including Amsterdam, Paris, Cologne, Madrid, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Melbourne, Cape Town and Rekjavik, among others. In New York, Reggie regularly performs at The Box, UCB, Comix, the Bellhouse, Slipper Room, Caroline’s, Union Hall and Moonwork. Reggie also received the ECNY Award (2009) and Andy Kaufmann Award (2006) for his brand of innovative stand-up performance. On screen, Reggie has appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, HBO’s The Yes Men Save The World, Comedy Central’s Michael and Michael Have Issues, Iceland TV, UK’s “Funny Or Die,” PBS’ revamped Electric Company and the music video “What About Blowjobs?” for College Humor.

Currently, Reggie is filming short comedic interstitials for Comedy Central’s late night block. As a musician, Reggie has recorded two albums “Simplified” in 2003 and his EP “Pot Cookies” through Normative Records. He has also sang on Regina Spektor’s “Dance Anthem of the 80s” and contributed two tracks to DFA Records’ Spaghetti Circus. Also the frontman for Seattle rock outfit Maktub, Reggie and his band recently released their fifth album, Five. Reggie also creates absurd comedic theatricals for modern performance spaces in collaboration with playwright Tommy Smith. Their stage shows Transition, Disinformation, Radio Play, Dutch A/V and Occurrence have played around the country at The Public Theater, On The Boards (Seattle), The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time Based Art Festival, Seattle Rep, MCA (Chicago), The Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), Ars Nova and others; they’ve also won numerous awards including the 2008 & 2009 MAP Fund and 2008 Creative Capital award.

Reggie Watts’ mindbending debut comedy performance CD/DVD ‘Why S#!+ So Crazy‘ is available as of May 18th 2010 on Comedy Central Records. To celebrate the big release, Comedy Central will be airing Reggie’s ‘Why S#!+ So Crazy’ Special featuring live performance footage of Reggie filmed in NYC along with original scripted comedy. It will also mark the television debut of the hit video for album single “F*ck Sh*t Stack” whose blend of parody and hip hop pastiche has already gone viral.

1. Wanna Get
2. Movin On
3. Your Name
4. Part Of The World
5. Sure Do Like The Fire
6. Simple To Me
7. Broken Dreams
8. That’s The Song
9. Fear In My Eye
10. Perfect Day

Reggie Watts – Wanna Get

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Reggie Watts – Your Name

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Reggie Watts –  Sure Do Like The Fire

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Reggie Watts – Simple To Me

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Reggie Watts – Perfect Day

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