Thursday, May 17, 2012 8:30 PM EDT
(7:30 PM Doors)
Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights, OH
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. A new album recorded at Jack White’s Third Man Records titled ‘Reggie Watts Live at Third Man Records’ is 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). He recently performed a sold out solo headlining tour of the US.
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 composed original music featured on Season One of “Louie” 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, IFC, Comedy Central’s Michael and Michael Have Issues, Iceland TV, UK’s "Funny Or Die," and PBS’ Electric Company.