REGGIE WATTS AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2014
“Reggie Watts is the man. He’s a one man comedy/beat box phenomenon” New York Press
BRISBANE THE TIVOLI SUNDAY 12 OCTOBER
MELBOURNE THE FORUM MONDAY 13 OCTOBER
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE – JUST FOR LAUGHS 16-19 OCTOBER
PERTH ASTOR THEATRE TUESDAY 21 OCTOBER
TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 18 AUGUST 9am
Reggie Watts returns to Australia for JUST FOR LAUGHS SYDNEY 2014 as well as shows in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Reggie Watts is an internationally renowned vocal artist/beatboxer/musician/comedian who wows audiences with his live performances which are 100% improvised. Using his formidable voice, looping pedals, and his vast imagination, Reggie blends and blurs the lines between music and comedy. No two performances are the same and to that end, ”genius” is the word most often used to describe Reggie Watts. LA Weekly crowned him ”the most wildly inventive new talent of the past five years” while New York Magazine hailed Reggie as “Spectacularly original,” Rolling Stone featured him as “Hot Comedian,” SPIN named him as “Best New Comedian” and the LA Times praised Reggie as “a superstar.” 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.
“Watts, with his cloud of black hair and surprisingly beautiful voice, is loads of fun to watch.” Variety
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. At the invitation of Jack White, Reggie recorded ‘Reggie Watts Live at Third Man Records,’ now available in limited edition vinyl. Reggie has performed sold out headlining tours in the US and Europe, performed sets at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Bumbershoot and more. At the prestigious TED Conference he received a standing ovation. He recorded his facinatingly sublime original score to the Ridley Scott film “Legend” to a sold out house at SF Sketchfest and made the soundtrack available for free download online. ‘Reggie Watts: A Live At Central Park’ is out on cd/dvd via Comedy Central Records. He is a founding member of JASH.com with fellow founders Michael Cera, Sarah Silverman and Tim and Eric. Many of his original videos have gone viral.
“Reggie Watts: Super comedian. Faster than a speeding punchline” Seattle Times
On screen, Reggie co-stars in the series “Comedy Bang! Bang!”. His special “Reggie Watts: A Live At Central Park” has aired on Comedy Central. He also has appeared multiple times on Conan, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s Stand-Up New York, HBO’s The Yes Men Save The World, IFC, Comedy Central’s Michael and Michael Have Issues, UK’s “Funny Or Die,” and PBS’ Electric Company.
“There’s no one out there like Reggie Watts. Reggie covers everything from ancient history and racism to pop-culture, in a heady mix of improvised music, comedy and social insight. This guy has to be seen to be believed. Truly awesome!” Time Out London
“Sharp, wry and elusive … Reggie moves seamlessly from skits to songs to off-kilter stand-up, while talking in a subway train full of accents.” New York Times
As a musician, Reggie recorded the EP Pot Cookies, 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 released five albums. Reggie recorded original music featured on Louis CK’s show and performed the theme song for Kristin Schaal’s “Penelope Princess of Pets” show.
“Reggie Watts is a most unusual talent: a huge vocal range, a natural musicality, and a sidesplitting wit. Is he a comedian? A singer? A performance artist? I’ve seen him a few times since then and I still can’t decide. Whatever, he ain’t like nobody else.” Brian Eno
Watts’ is a show definitely not to be missed by comedy or music fans alike.
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