Comedian/Musician Reggie Watts to Perform Limited Engagement Solo Show

Jul 7, 2011
Woolly Mammoth Theatre

The hilarious, brilliant, and unpredictable comedian/musician Reggie Watts will perform a five-show limited engagement at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company from August 23 - August 26, 2011. Reggie Watts-hailed by GQ magazine as "the coolest comedian on the planet" and handpicked by Conan O'Brien to open nightly on Conan's entire North American "Prohibited From Being Funny on Television" tour-is a comedian and musician whose improvised musical sets have graced both international stages and late-night television. A star of New York's alternative-comedy scene, Reggie's disorientating and spectacularly original performances feature anything from bumbling speeches in a British accent, to beat boxing, to improvised raps, Bill Cosby impressions, and everything in between-all created on-the-spot so no two performances are ever the same!

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 recently recorded the EP Pot Cookies through Normative Records, 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.