It is not fair to compare the other performers to Watts – he is playing in a whole other professional league
New York Times
Band leader of The Late Late Show With James Corden (CBS), Reggie Watts is set to perform a one-off show at Earth, Hackney on Saturday 15th June. Tickets can be found at earthackney.co.uk.
The internationally renowned vocalist / beat boxer / musician / comedian / improviser offers audiences an entirely unpredictable performance through improvising shows using only his formidable voice and looping pedals, blurring the lines between comedy and music with his unique lyrical style.
Reggie was handpicked by Conan O’Brien to open nightly on Conan’s sold out Prohibited From Being Funny on Television tour, while his first Netflix special Spatial released to massive critical acclaim, with the New York Times calling it “a giddy rush of escapist nonsense” and dubbing Watts “the most influential absurdist in comedy today”. Reggie released his debut comedy album Why Sh*t So Crazy? on Comedy Central Records in May 2010 where its currently available on Netflix. At the invitation of Jack White, Reggie recorded Reggie Watts Live at Third Man Records, now available in limited edition vinyl, and Reggie Watts: A Live At Central Park aired on Comedy Central in May 2012 with Comedy Central Records.
On screen, Reggie co-stars in the critically acclaimed IFC series Comedy Bang! Bang! He starred as the Taskmaster in Avalon Television’s BAFTA and International Emmy nominated programme Taskmaster for Comedy Central US. He has also appeared multiple times on Conan (TBS), Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC), Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC), John Oliver’s Stand-Up New York (Comedy Central), UK’s Funny Or Die and PBS’ Electric Company. Reggie also co-starred alongside Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Skylar Astin in Universal Pictures’ musical comedy, Pitch Perfect 2.
Reggie has performed sold out headlining tours in the US and Europe, performed sets at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Bumbershoot and more. In the UK he has performed sets at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall and at Latitude Festival. He is a founding member of JASH.com which launched Spring 2013 with fellow founders Micheal Cera, Sarah Silverman, and Tim and Eric. As a technology aficionado, Watts lent his musical expertise to the Keezy app, which allows users to create their own music via samples from Watt’s repertoire.
WHAT THE PRESS HAS SAID ABOUT REGGIE WATTS
The most wildly inventive new talent of the past five years LA Weekly
Do yourself a big favour and go see him on tour now MTV
Musician, comedian, stand-up-surrealist-beat-boxer-force-of-nature Radiolab
An impressive vocalist and musician, Watts has a knack for pushing past staid jokes to playing with the rhythm and sound of words; it makes his act both thrilling and impossible to categorize Rolling Stone
Comic genius GQ
Deliciously strange LA Times
Spectacularly original New York Magazine
Engaging, absurd, thoughtful and, most importantly, wholly unpredictable Exclaim! Magazine
Venue: Earth Hackney
Date: 15th June
For more information please contact: Florrie Sheehan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 598 7222