Reggie Watts was born on 23rd March 1972 in Stuttgart, West Germany. He is an American musician, singer, beatboxer, actor, and comedian. His real name is Reginald Lucien Frank Roger Watts. His improvisational musical sets are produced using only his voice, a keyboard, and a looping machine. Watts consults to himself as a “disinformationist”, aiming to confuse his audiences. He has given appearance on the IFC series Comedy Bang! Bang!, which started airing in 2012. He presently leads the house band for The Late Late Show with James Corden.
A comedic musician who uses loop pedal–based in a cappella constitution in his set and who can be seen on IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang next to Scott Aukerman. His second comic special, Reggie Watts: A “Live” in Central Park, shown on Comedy Central in 2012.
Watts also took piano and violin lessons from the age of five until 16 and has said his love for music began as a young child when he saw Ray Charles performing with a piano on television. Watts switched to Seattle, Washington in 1990 at the age of 18 for studying music. While in Seattle, he performed in a number of Seattle bands of wildly different genres, involving Hit Explosion, Swampdweller, Action Buddy, Chiarrscuro, Clementine, Smell No Taste, Wayne Horvitz 4+1 Ensemble, Das Rut, Synthclub, Elemental, Eyvand Kang Seven Nades, and Free Space, surrounded by others.
Watts’ solo premiers are fully improvisational and exist of him singing and rapping both with words and with Sound poetry following himself by either beatboxing and appearing voice basslines into a loop machine, or quietly by performing with the keyboard. His performance also showcases his trademark style of comic comedy, existing of him quickly alternating between topics of discussion in both rational and nonsensical patterns, producing random sounds and noises, and speaking in other pronunciation and languages at unforeseen times, all with the purpose of playfully and comically confusing his audiences.
Watts won Malcolm Hardee “Oy Oy” Award in 2005, Andy Kaufman Comedy Award in 2006, and in the same year also won Seattle Mayor’s Arts Award. He was also honored the 2008 MAP Fund and the 2009 Creative Capital Grant for the playing arts, and also the winner of the 2009 ECNY Award for Best Musical Comedy Act.
He has launched albums with the band Maktub and Wayne Horvitz and he appeared with dance-punk band LCD Soundsystem during some of their farewells shows in New York. Reggie and his band launched five albums in total for now.
No two appearances are the same and to that end, “genius” is the word most often used to determine Reggie Watts. LA Weekly crowned him “the almost all wildly original new talent of the past five years” while New York Magazine praised Reggie as “Spectacularly original,” Rolling Stone characterized him as “Hot Comedian,” SPIN named him as “Best New Comedian” and the LA Times hailed Reggie is “a superstar.”
On screen, Reggie can presently be seen on The Late Late Show with James Corden also in the IFC series Comedy Bang! Bang! His special Reggie Watts: A Live At Central Park expressed on Comedy Central in May 2012. He also has given appearance various times on Conan and on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s Stand-Up New York, HBO’s The Yes Men Save The World, IFC, Comedy Central’s Michael and Michael Have Issues, UK’s Funny Or Die, and PBS’ Electric Company.
Reggie Watts is the single child of a mother Christiane and father Charles Alphonso Watts. His mother belongs to French, while his father belongs to an African American. His father was worked in the United States Air Force as an officer and the family lived in Germany and Spain before switching to Great Falls, Montana, which is Watts bringing-up location.
Education: Reggie Watts graduated from Great Falls High School, Great Falls, Montana in the class of 1990. He in short studied in the Art Institute of Seattle before studying jazz at Cornish College of the Arts.
Reggie Watts Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $3 Million US Dollars
Reggie Watts net worth estimated at $3 Million US dollars as of 2017. Although Reggie’s biggest income source is from his videos, bands and he has functioned on many other projects. Reggie is powerful through social media, with over 200 thousand followers on Twitter and Instagram.
Reggie Watts Business Model
He tripped across the country with Conan O’Brien on his The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour.
He linked LCD Soundsystem as a guest onstage at the final NY shows and he performs in the documentary Shut Up And Play The Hits. Reggie also sang a song on Regina Spektor’s Dance Anthem of the 80’s and tripped Europe with her, tripped the US with DEVO, was characterized in Hot Chip’s Night and Day video and recorded an actual session for the Daytrotter series.
He has gone on to appear at SWSX, Bonnaroo, The Montreal Comedy Festival, The Edinburgh Festival, and Bumbershoot, and has opened for both mainly musical acts, and comic comedians. He has also made two specials for Comedy Central.
He presently works with the house band for “The Late Late Show” with James Corden.
We wish to Reggie more of his work in the days to come and in 2017 itself. We suppose his net worth would gain in the years to come if he keeps on developing what he is doing and will be able to give people good causes to staying the fan of his.