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Comedian Reggie Watts Photo by Noah Kalina/courtesy Right On

Born:

1972

Reggie Watts Overview:

Rather than writing songs that will become a staple of his live act, musical comedian Reggie Watts creates improvisational music using only a looping machine, his voice and an absurd, stream-of-conscious comic wit. With three comedy albums and a series of TV appearances to his credit, Watts is as odd as he is creative; as unpredictable as he is funny. Reggie Watts defies description.

Quick Reggie Watts Facts:

  • Reggie Watts was born in Germany and raised in Great Falls, Montana.
  • He moved to Seattle in the 1990s, where he began performing in a number of bands and experimenting with new musical styles.
  • In the 2000s, Watts relocated to New York and began focusing on comedy, becoming a regular performer at New York comedy clubs including UCB, Comix and Carolines on Broadway.
  • Watts released his first album, Simplified, in 2004. His follow-up album, Pot Cookiesm was released in 2008.
  • His third studio album, Why Shit So Crazy?, was released in 2010 on Comedy Central Records.

Additional Reggie Watts Facts:

  • In the early 2000s, Reggie Watts made a name for himself by creating popular musical comedy videos for the Web on sites like Superdeluxe and College Humor.
  • In 2010, Watts was picked to open for fired Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien on his "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour."
  • Watts has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Michael and Michael Have Issues and in the documentary film The Yes Men Save the World.
  • He was awarded the Andy Kaufman Award in 2009 and the ENCY Award for Best Musical Comedy Act in 2009.
  • Watts wrote and performed the theme song for Louis C.K.'s FX show Louie and the theme song for Comedy Death-Ray.

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