Miami Light Project is proud to present the Florida debut of musical mad man Reggie Watts on May 12-13 at the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse. This program also marks the inaugural performance at Miami Light Project’s new space, The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse.
Evading capture or definition, Reggie Watts is the spellbinding vocal artist whose improvised songs of looped vocals delight audiences internationally. Reggie loves to disorientate and confuse people in the most entertaining way and creates an evening of improvised sonic revolution incorporating hip-hop, trip-hop, 80’s pop alternative, nu-metal and classical opera so no two songs, or shows are ever the same!
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 as “Hot Comedian” in Rolling Stone’s Hot Issue 2010, named SPIN Magazine’s “Best New Comedian” and “Best of CMJ” 2010, and a 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. He has a new album entitled ‘Reggie Watts Live at Third Man Records’ which will be available limited edition vinyl Spring 2011.
On screen, Reggie has appeared on The Conan O’Brien Show, 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 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 Circus. Also the frontman for Seattle rock outfit Maktub, Reggie and his band released five albums. Reggie recorded original music featured on Louis CK’s show on FX and performed the theme song for Kristin Schaal’s “Penelope Princess of Pets” show.
Miami Light Project
May 12-13, 2011, 8pm
The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
404 NW 26 Street
Miami, FL 33127
Tickets: $15, $50 VIP
Tickets are available online at miamilightproject.com