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Watts to bring comedy, music to HMA

August 2nd, 2013

It promises to be a unique mix of music and comedy at the Honolulu Museum of Art when Reggie Watts arrives for a one-night-only performance at Doris Duke Theatre.

Reggie Watts. (Courtesy photo)

Reggie Watts. (Courtesy photo)

Watts, 41, was born in Germany (his father was in the Air Force) and grew up in Europe before moving to Montana as a teen. He got into performing after moving to Seattle in the 1990's; along with playing in a number of bands, he developed his comedic talents and later moved to New York to further his career.

In more recent years, Watts toured with Conan O'Brien on the talk show host's "The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour" in 2010 and has appeared on two Comedy Central television specials, including "Reggie Watts: A 'Live' in Central Park" in 2012. Earlier this year, he helped launch Youtube comedy channel Jash with fellow comedians Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim and Sarah Silverman.

Doors at Doris Duke Theatre will open at 7 p.m. Sept. 24, with Watts going on stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, priced at $45 ($40 for HMA members), are on sale now via the HMA website. Call 532-8700 for more information.


Jason Genegabus is Entertainment Editor/Online at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and has covered the local nightlife, music, bar and entertainment scenes since 2001. Contact him via email at

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