One more headliner to add to the 2013 Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival: Reggie Watts!
But before you read on, you should probably stop what you’re doing and go buy your tickets for all of this year’s headliner shows that went on sale at 10am this morning. If you’ve got a $129 badge or above, the presale is all about your right now.
With that said…
It’s not often that someone shows up on the comedy stage with a keyboard instead of a set list of jokes. Rarer still is the comedian who turns the act of comedy into fully appreciated performance art. And it’s even more rare that said comedian is instantly hailed as a revolutionary genius and goes on tour with Conan O’Brien.
But then there’s that rare exception like Reggie Watts. He’s a musical genius and he’s funny as hell in person, and he puts his abilities to task every time he steps on to a stage.
When he appeared with “Fuck Shit Stack” on Comedy Central, there was no denying he was going to be a huge deal. He’s actually making postmodernism relevant. How do you DO that these days?
With a giant keyboard, a giant afro and a giant smile on his face, Watts has been impressing sold-out crowds across the country with his improvisational musical skills and his impeccable wit for years now. Using just his voice, his uncanny sense of rhythm and his looping pedals, he inspires this feeling of giddy euphoria and playfulness and you can’ t help but enjoy.
It sounds insane, but it’s truly unlike any comedy event you’ll experience anywhere else this year. You honestly have to see him to believe him.
In the meanwhile, enjoy some of these videos to get you in the mood: