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SF Sketchfest presents REGGIE WATTS: Just the Music
January 31, 2012
Tickets are still available for Reggie's Jazz collaboration with Robert Glasper at Yoshi's Oakland on Feb 2. tickets for that show are available at
- 8pm / $25 (SOLD OUT)
SF Sketchfest and Yoshi’s are pleased to present part one of a 4-part Reggie Watts “Reggidency” in multiple venues across the Bay Area. For full details on the series, visit sfsketchfest.com. Tonight’s show is a focus on Reggie’s solo music work.
Reggie Watts, internationally renowned vocalist/ beatboxer/ musician/ comedian/ improvisor, wows audiences with his unpredictable performances which are created on-the-spot using only his formidable voice and looping pedals. Blending and blurring the lines between comedy and music with his unique lyrical style, LA Weekly calls Reggie ”the most wildly inventive new talent of the past five years.”
As a solo performer, Reggie was handpicked by Conan O’Brien to open nightly on Conan’s sold out North American “Prohibited From Being Funny on Television” tour. Reggie was crowned “Hot Comedian” by Rolling Stone, named SPIN Magazine’s “Best New Comedian” and “Best of CMJ” 2010, and a featured profile in GQ’s Man Of The Year issue 2010. Reggie released his debut comedy cd/dvd ‘Why $#!+ So Crazy?’ on Comedy Central Records in May 2010. He has a new album recorded at Jack White’s Third Man Records entitled ‘Reggie Watts Live at Third Man Records’ now available in limited edition vinyl. Reggie recently performed at NYC’s Central Park and that show was filmed for a Comedy Central special and cd/dvd release (release date tba).
As a musician, Reggie was invited to join LCD Soundsystem as guest onstage at the final NY shows Spring 2011. He also sang on Regina Spektor’s "Dance Anthem of the 80s" and contributed two tracks to DFA Records’ Spaghetti Circus. As the frontman for Seattle rock outfit Maktub, Reggie and his band released five albums. Reggie recorded original music featured on Louis CK’s show on FX and performed the theme song for Kristin Schaal’s “Penelope Princess of Pets” show. In the Spring of 2011 he recorded an original session for the hugely popular Daytrotter series.
On screen, Reggie has appeared on The Conan O’Brien Show, 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," and PBS’ Electric Company.