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Canadian International Comedy Fest & Union Events present
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY JANUARY 20 AT 10 AM
Advance tickets $35.00 + S/C available online Ticketmaster.ca, UnionEvents.com, charge by phone 416-870-8000
Hilarious, brilliant, unpredictable – comedian/musician Reggie Watts is a staple of the international per-formance scene. Reggie’s improvised musical sets are created on-the-spot using only his formidable voice and a looping machine. No two songs are ever the same. An avowed "disinformationist," Reggie loves to disorientate his audiences in the most entertaining way. You may not know what Reggie is going to do, but that’s okay – he doesn’t either.
As a solo performer, Reggie was handpicked by Conan O’Brien to open nightly on Conan’s entire North American “Prohibted From Being Funny on Television” tour. Reggie was featured “Hot Comedian” in Roll-ing Stone’s Hot Issue 2010 and featured profile in GQ’s Man Of The Year issue 2010. Reggie released his debut comedy cd/dvd ‘Why $#!+ So Crazy?’ on Comedy Central Records in May 2010.
On screen, Reggie has appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, HBO’s The Yes Men Save The World, Comedy Central’s Michael and Michael Have Issues, Iceland TV, UK’s "Funny Or Die," PBS’ revamped Electric Company and the music video "What About Blowjobs?" for College Humor. Reggie can also be seen in short comedic interstitials during Comedy Central’s late night block and has a pilot for the channel in the works.
As a musician, Reggie recently recorded the EP Pot Cookies through Normative Records, sang on Regina Spektor’s "Dance Anthem of the 80s" and contributed two tracks to DFA Records’ Spaghetti Cir-cus. Also the frontman for Seattle rock outfit Maktub, Reggie and his band recently released their fifth album, Five. Reggie performs the theme song for Kristin Schaal’s new “Penelope Princess of Pets” show and also recorded original music featured on Louis CK’s show on FX.