Reggie Watts. The Music of Laughter

Reggie Watts is an artist who I have unfortunately just discovered. His comedic stylings are accompanied by a level of musical talent and maturity that sets him leagues ahead of all the other “comedy singer/songwriters,” while displaying a level of intellectualism that both demands a cultured audience and simultaneously pokes fun at itself in a very honest way.

His onstage setup is humble, consisting of a popular lineSix effects pedal/looper and small mixer which he uses to layer his constantly varying vocal lines into short dense medleys that are at once technically jaw dropping and hilariously and satirically representative of a variety of genres.

All together, Reggie Watts is a mega-performer who displays mastery of multiple idioms that combine to create an expression completely unique to him and him alone.