This post is intended as supplemental material for the course “Sounds of Laughter: Musical Comedy in the United States”
Reggie Watts is a multifaceted performer who uses elements of comedy, music, and theatrics in his work. His musical style incorporates improvisation and looped recording material. He is currently featured on the TV show Comedy Bang Bang on IFC.
This clip, “Humor in Music,” showcases his unique musical style while he mocks certain musical archetypes (stuffy academician, streetwise performer, etc.)
Week 1 (Sounds of Laughter)