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Leaving the Northwest paid off. Since, Reggie Watts has been everywhere—on a myriad of TV shows, and of course, opening for Conan O'Brien on the cross country I'm With Coco tour. Watts' rise was met with a recent profile in the NY Times:

Mr. Watts is hopeful that his newfound exposure will help him fulfill his very sincere dream of earning $1 million in the next two years. With these funds, Mr. Watts said, he can pursue his wilder technological ambitions, and have a good excuse for turning down Mr. Eno the next time he calls him for a last-minute performance.

Yeah, that's Brian Eno, one of Watts' new pals and collaborators. But for an evening, Watts is heading back to the NW. He's scheduled to perform a single show at Helium Comedy Club on August 25th. Considering Watts' popularity in Portland before he went and got huge, you might want to get tickets now.

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In other comedy news, there are four shows tonight:
- Dantes: Aaron Ross (of the Ed Forman show) performs his one-man comedy show “Al Gore Memorial High School.” Mercury intern Andrew Michaan opens. 8:00PM, $3.
- Tiger Bar: Night of Laughs featuring Tim Hammer, Cody Cooper, the Agnospel Choir, hosted by Dennis Williams. 9:00PM, $5.
- Helium: Portland Comedy Battles. Two comedians go head to head (like a rap battle?). With Cody Cooper, Lance Edwards, Richard Bain, Kyle Harbert, Shane Torres & host, Dylan Kaspzyk. 8:00PM, $5.
- Brody Theater: Open mic. 9:30PM, $3.