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Reggie Watts: Transition


Winningstad Theatre (map) Southwest
Fri., Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 6, 9 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 7, 9 p.m. 2008


Reggie Watts is superhuman. Prior to seeing him perform, I had heard and read that he was great—to the point where, when I finally went to see him perform, I expected to feel that feeling of sadness in my lower gut that accompanies unwelcome but not altogether unexpected disappointment. But seeing him perform at Aura last December, the exact opposite happened: Watts, formerly of the Seattle band Maktub, was fucking amazing. I mean, really, amazing—to the point of me feeling stunned and overwhelmed. I don’t know how to describe what it is that he does, other than to maybe say he effortlessly yanks together utterly disparate threads—singing, rapping, beatbpxing, turntable knob-spinning and button-punching, comedy that veers from improv to sketch to standup—and braids them together into something completely new and different and captivating and hilarious and moving. You will nod your head and laugh and tap your foot and have to be reminded to close your mouth, and you will applaud heartily, and the next time you hear of a Reggie Watts performance, you will cancel your plans, whatever they are, and figure out how you can possibly attend. EH

Winningstad Theatre

1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR

Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 6, 9 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 7, 9 p.m. 2008
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