I’m With Coco (and why Reggie Watts will be very famous)

I have been in Boston this weekend hanging out with friends following a few days of board meetings, Techstars demo night (which rocked) and a day visiting with our investors.  I figured that I’d tack on a long weekend and explore a town that I visit often, but rarely go out and “play” in.  photo

Yesterday we took in the Conan O’Brien Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on TV Tour.  We’d seen the show in Boulder and it was fabulous.  We were fortunate enough to have a hookup in Boston that allowed us special access and we got to watch the band practice and hang a bit with the man himself, who was an incredibly gracious host.  I think my favorite part of the show was watching his parent’s faces as they watched the show, especially during the part where Conan riffs and sings about his “rough upbringing.”  (hint: they laughed a lot). 

Conan’s opening act is Reggie Watts and his opening show was about 50% different from the Boulder show which was really impressive and showed how large his repertoire really is.

Reggie does everything from classic standup, to music, to hip hop and has a burgeoning “hit” in a song that has more profanity than anything I’ve ever heard, but it’s really hilarious and smartly done.  In fact, I think Reggie is one of the most original talents that I’ve seen in a long time.  photo

After the show, Reggie (who speaks in about a half dozen different voices and dialects during his show) was one of the nicest, more grounded and normal performers you’d ever want to meet.  He also said look out for his Comedy Central pilot show, which I’ll definitely check out.

Reggie also has a very unique hair stylist.  See to the right.

Good night by all.  Some pics:

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