Reggie Watts

PopGun Presents

Reggie Watts

Shining Mirrors, Baby Alpaca (Duo Set)

Jan 13

8:30 pm

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY


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Reggie Watts
Reggie Watts
Hilarious, brilliant, unpredictable – comedian/musician Reggie Watts is a staple of the international performance 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 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.

He has played sold-out solo runs at Fusebox, SXSW, Bonnaroo, Soho Theatre (London), Brian Eno's Luminous Festival at the Sydney Opera House, Montreal Comedy Festival, PopTech!, Vancouver Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, Sydney Festival, Outside Lands Festival and cities throughout the world including Amsterdam, Paris, Cologne, Madrid, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Melbourne, Cape Town and Rekjavik, among others. Reggie recently received the ARGUS ANGEL AWARD 2010 In Recognition Of Artistic Excellence at the Brighton Festival. In New York, Reggie regularly performs at The Box, UCB, Comix, the Bellhouse, Slipper Room, Caroline's, Union Hall and Moonwork. Reggie also received the ECNY Award (2009) and Andy Kaufmann Award (2006) for his brand of innovative stand-up performance.
Shining Mirrors
Shining Mirrors
Baby Alpaca (Duo Set)
Baby Alpaca is an American singer/songwriter. Born in Ohio in 1984, his birth name is Christopher Caleb Kittrell. He was raised on a farm outside of Cincinnati.

"When I was 7 I would walk around the woods in Ohio and sing to the birds. Look at the skies through the trees and dream about what was beyond sight. I started listening to my moms records and cassettes. Fell in love with rock n' roll, "Dirty Dancing", and was so curious about the "Pretty Woman" Roy Orbison sang of. In elementary school I was on stage singing "What a Wonderful World" with my classmates and knew I wanted to be a performer for life."

He began singing, painting, and writing poems/stories about what he saw in life. "The Songs that I sing are a reflection of what I see in the world. A celebration of love, life, freedom, and loss. One of my favorites is called "We Belong Together" It's an observation of things I've seen in nature. The cycle of life and energy. And that the only comfort we truly have is to be with each other. The way the sun and the moon rotate together. The life cycle of a caterpillar/butterfly. How rain evaporates, leaves dry, and clouds cry. Making rivers rush and seagulls flock. Forever, we stick together because we are all lost."

Curiosity lead Kittrell to New York City, where he met fellow bandmate, guitarist and pianist, Zach McMillan. The past 3 years they have been performing and putting together a full band. After writing over 100 songs the first studio record is almost finished with production.

"Deciding on the material for the first record was difficult. There are so many songs that I love, but you can't have 100 songs on a record! We've been working with 16 in the studio. I'm so excited to put this record out into the world."

"I think art is the best way to unite people. It is a tangible way for us to see/hear/feel we are together and in common."
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249