The internationally renowned vocalist/beatboxer/musician/comedian performs live in Central Park in this all-new special. Using nothing but his formidable voice, keyboard, and a looping machine to create completely impromptu musical sets, Watts covers topics from reggae music to sex and everything in between. Whether he’s explaining why Cingular was the only cellular provider to first offer him service, what his cue word is, or why guns will always be louder than knives, Watts continues to prove he is a master of blurring the lines between comedy and music. As a quirky added bonus to the special, a reoccurring sketch is woven throughout the stage sets, in which the adventurous Watts tries to determine whether his performance in the Park was real or just a haunting dream.
A Live At Central Park CD/DVD will be released by Comedy Central Records on May 15th. Recorded live at Central Park, Watts’ new full-length disc contains an album of storytelling and his best new songs, including the single “Having Sex,” as well as a DVD of the live performance and Comedy Central special. A Live At Central Park CD/DVD follows the release of Watts’ debut comedy album and DVD Why $#!+ So Crazy? on Comedy Central Records, and Reggie Watts Live at Third Man Records, available on limited edition vinyl.
Leading up to the on-air premiere, the Comedy Central Stand-Up web site will feature preview clips from the special.
As a performer at the Secret Policeman's Ball, Watts recently shared the stage at Radio City with Jon Stewart, Ben Stiller, Coldplay, and Mumford and Sons. He received a standing ovation for his unique set at the highly regarded TED Conference in early March, and also recently performed several packed shows at SXSW, including a stand-out set at Jack White's Third Man Records showcase. Also at SXSW, Watts debuted his fascinatingly sublime original score to the Ridley Scott film Legend to a sold out house, and made the soundtrack available for free download on his Facebook page. In 2010, Conan O'Brien handpicked Watts to open his entire sold-out tour. Watts left audiences all over North America in awe, and he has since made numerous appearances on Conan. He has also appeared multiple times on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, HBO’s The Yes Men Save The World, IFC, Comedy Central's Michael & Michael Have Issues, UK’s Funny Or Die, and PBS’ Electric Company.
Reggie Watts: A Live At Central Park is executive produced by Olivia Wingate and Emily Wiedemann, produced by Melody Roscher and directed by Duncan Skiles.
Watts’ headlining tour of the US has been announced for May 2012, and tickets are on sale via http://reggiewatts.com/info/upcoming/. Watts also can be seen in the upcoming IFC series Comedy Bang! Bang!, which premieres June 8, 2012.