Reggie Watts returns to Australia for AAMI Just For Laughs Sydney as well as shows in Melbourne and Brisbane.
Reggie Watts is an internationally renowned vocal artist, beatboxer, musician and 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. 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. 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”, and listed him as one of the “50 best stand-up comics of all time”, SPIN named him as “Best New Comedian” and the LA Times praised Reggie as “a superstar”.
“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
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 sublime original score to the Ridley Scott film Legend to a sold-out house at SF Sketchfest and made the soundtrack available for a free online download. Reggie 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.
As a musician, Reggie can be seen as a musical cohort in the series Comedy Bang! Bang! and in his many Reggie Makes Music clips. He joined LCD Soundsystem as a guest onstage at the final NY shows and he appears in the documentary Shut Up And Play The Hits. Reggie also sang on Regina Spektor’s Dance Anthem of the 80s and toured Europe with her, toured the US with DEVO, was featured in Hot Chip’s Night and Day video and recorded an original session for the Daytrotter series. As the frontman for Seattle rock outfit Maktub, Reggie and his band released five albums.
New York Magazine
On screen he also has appeared multiple times on Conan, on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s Stand-Up New York, HBO’s The Yes Men Save The World, Comedy Central’s Michael and Michael Have Issues, UK’s Funny Or Die, and PBS’ Electric Company. Reggie Watts is currently seen on Australian television in the role of bandleader on Late Late Show with James Corden. His stand-up special Spatial is currently available on Netflix.
Reggie Watts is definitely not to be missed by comedy or music fans alike.
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE – JUST FOR LAUGHS FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER
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