REGGIE WATTS, internationally renowned vocalist / beat boxer / musician / comedian / improviser, is set to perform in the Queen Elizabeth Hall at London’s Southbank Centre on 8th and 9th October. REGGIE entirely improvises his shows using only his formidable voice and looping pedals, blurring the lines between comedy and music with his unique lyrical style.
As a solo performer, REGGIE was handpicked by CONAN O’BRIEN to open on his sold-out US live tour Prohibited From Being Funny on Television. He released his debut comedy CD/DVD Why $#!+ So Crazy? on Comedy Central Records in May 2010 and Reggie Watts Live at Third Man Records as a limited edition vinyl on JACK WHITE’s Third Man Records label. Reggie Watts A Live at Central Park live show premiered on Comedy Central in May 2012 and is currently available through Comedy Central Records and on iTunes.
As a musician, REGGIE was invited to join LCD SOUNDSYSTEM at their final spring 2011 New York shows. He also sang on REGINA SPEKTOR’s Dance Anthem of the 80’s and contributed two tracks to Spaghetti Circus (DFA Records). As the frontman for Seattle rock outfit MAKTUB, REGGIE and his band have released five albums. He has recorded original music featured on Louie (FX) and performed the theme music for KRISTIN SCHAAL’s Penelope Princess of Pets. In spring 2011 he recorded an original session for the popular Daytrotter series.
REGGIE has appeared on US shows Conan (TBS), Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC), Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC), The Yes Men Save The World (HBO), Michael and Michael Have Issues (Comedy Central), John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show (Comedy Central) and in the UK on Funny Or Die. He currently can be seen as musical cohort on the IFC original series Comedy Bang! Bang! with SCOTT AUKERMAN. He is also a founding member of JASH.com, which launched in spring with fellow founders MICHAEL CERA, SARAH SILVERMAN and TIM and ERIC.
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What the press have said about REGGIE WATTS:
“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
“the most wildly inventive new talent of the past five years.” LA Weekly
Tuesday 8th LONDON Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank Centre 0844 875 0073
Wednesday 9th LONDON Queen Elizabeth Hall Southbank Centre 0844 875 0073
Avalon is one of the leading promoters of live comedy in the UK. Recent highlights include: RUSSELL HOWARD performing to over 240,000 fans with sell-out tour Right Here, Right Now; AL MURRAY’s twice extended show Al Murray The Pub Landlord The Only Way Is Epic, including two dates at the Queen’s Theatre, London; Edinburgh Comedy Award and the Barry Award winning RUSSELL KANE’s tour Posturing Delivery; RICHARD HERRING returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for his 25th year; DAVE GORMAN’s Barry Award nominated sell-out tour Powerpoint Presentation; GREG DAVIES’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated, triple-extended, 109 date sell-out show Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog and new tour The Back of My Mum’s Head, including two dates at the Hammersmith Apollo; LEE NELSON’s sell-out date at the IndigO2 with Lee Nelson Live; ROB DELANEY selling out his UK debut London run at Soho Theatre in one hour from a single tweet; U.S.’s number one podcasting comedian PAUL F. TOMPKINS playing the UK for the first time at London’s Soho Theatre.