Saturday, June 9, 2012
Getcha Frittata w/ Reggie Watts
That night he played an early show at the Crystal Ballroom. I unfortunately missed the opening acts as they were given ten minutes and they started right on time. When I walked in, Reggie was in the middle of his act, performing in front of a packed crowd of sitting spectators. I was amazed with how well he followed the energy of the crowd and was able to continually get laughs via talk or song. The highlight for me was definitely his final song when an impromptu dance party broke out. People got out of their seats and crammed against the front of the stage. For his part, Reggie extended the song to allow people to get out their dancing jitters, at one point making a lap around the audience while singing along to the beat he had looping on stage. It was a one of a kind performance and I'm stoked that I got to witness it.
Thanks to Reggie and Abke for joining me at Wealth Underground Farm. Be sure to pick up Reggie's newest album A Live At Central Park released by Comedy Central. Also check out Reggie on Comedy Bang Bang, which airs every Friday on IFC. You can see videos of him "making music" with the guests on the IFC website. Stay up to date with Reggie on his facebook page, where you can hear more of his songs/comedy and find information about his upcoming shows.