Synergy Concerts present
Mon 15 Dec 2014 | 7pm-10pm | Tickets: £10 + £1 BF & £1.50 TF (Web Only) | 18+
Synergy Concerts and The Arches present an audience with comedian and performer REGGIE WATTS, for one night only.
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. LA Weekly crowned him “the most wildly inventive new talent of the past five years,” while New York Magazine hailed Reggie as “spectacularly original.” Meanwhile, Rolling Stone featured him as a ‘Hot Comedian,’ and SPIN named him ‘Best New Comedian,’ while the LA Times praised Reggie is “a superstar.”
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 released his debut comedy CD/DVD Why $#!+ So Crazy? on Comedy Central Records in 2010 – it was made available on Netflix June 2013. 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, which launched in spring 2013 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 musical cohort in the IFC series Comedy Bang! Bang! and in his many ‘Reggie Makes Music’ videos. He joined LCD Soundsystem as 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. The frontman for Seattle rock outfit Maktub, Reggie and his band released five albums. Reggie composed original music for Louie on FX, and performed the theme song for Comedy Bang! Bang! 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, and a host of other shows.
“Offbeat genius” – Playboy
“Do yourself a big favor and go see him on tour now.” – MTV
“It is not fair to compare the other performers to Watts – he is playing in a whole other professional league.” – New York Times
“Deliciously strange” – LA Times
“Spectacularly original” – New York Magazine
18+ (ID required)
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Photo by Kyle Makrauer