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Reggie Watts

Hilarious, brilliant, unpredictable -- comedian/musician Reggie Watts is a staple of the international performance scene. Reggie's improvised musical sets are created on-the-spot using only his formidable voice and a looping machine. No two songs are ever the same. An avowed "disinformationist," 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.

As a solo performer, Reggie was handpicked by Conan O'Brien to open nightly on Conan's entire North American "Prohibited From Being Funny on Television" tour. Reggie was featured as "Hot Comedian" in Rolling Stone's Hot Issue, named SPIN Magazine's "Best New Comedian" and "Best of CMJ" and a featured profile in GQ's Man of the Year issue. Reggie released his debut comedy CD/DVD "Why $#!+ So Crazy?" on Comedy Central Records, along with his most recent album "A Live in Central Park." His other album entitled "Reggie Watts Live at Third Man Records" is available on limited edition vinyl.

On screen, Reggie Watts has appeared on "CONAN," "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. Reggie can also be seen in short comedic interstitials during Comedy Central's late night block. Currently, Reggie can be seen as the musical co-host of IFC's "Comedy Bang Bang" with Scott Aukerman.

As a musician, Reggie 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 released five albums. Reggie recorded original music featured on Louis CK's "Louie" on FX and performed the theme song for Kristin Schaal's "Penelope Princess of Pets."

He has played sold-out solo 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. Reggie recently received the Argus Angel Award in Recognition of Artistic Excellence at the Brighton Festival. In New York, Reggie regularly performs at The Box, UCB, Comix, the Bellhouse, Slipper Room, Carolines, Union Hall and Moonwork. Reggie also received an ECNY Award and Andy Kaufmann Award for his brand of innovative stand-up performance.

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