Thursday, March 24, 2011
Reggie Watts Is The Man
Reggie Watts is the man. He's got a fantastic afro, a fantastic persona, and a fantastic falsetto. THIS LINK will prove that to you. I'm stoked to see him at Sasquatch Music Festival this summer but am also seriously concerned for his health under the bright, Washingtonian sun. Reggie Watts is a comedian, musician, and slam poet. He performs under varying personas in a single show and makes up impromptu soul-ballads while delivering jokes ranging from racial issues he faces to toilet humor.
Reggie was born in Germany and has five names: Reginald Lucien Frank Roger Watts. Epic. He was raised in Montana and took piano and voice lessons through his childhood. Watts currently resides in Brooklyn and performs frequently. He opened for Conan O'Brein on the Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour and for, oddly enough, Regina Spektor. Watts even contributed vocals to Spektor's track "Dance Anthem of the 80's." He has performed all over the world and has his own Comedy Central Special Presentation entitled, "Why S*** So Crazy?"
Reggie Watts clearly has a beautiful stage presence. He's commanding, likable, and clearly knows his way around audio loops and soul hooks. Plus, he seems like the most down-to-earth dude coming out of Brooklyn these days. Check out his videos below.