Reggie Watts disorients you in the most entertaining way

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  • Published on May 25, 2012
  • www.ted.com Reggie Watts' beats defy boxes. Unplug your logic board and watch as he blends poetry and crosses musical genres in this larger-than-life performance.
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  • Jay Blue
    Jay Blue 2 hours ago

    Maybe if you're in the room but otherwise do NOT waste your time on this video

  • DriverandtheKid
    DriverandtheKid 8 hours ago +1

    Making fun of Faux intellectualism

  • M.A M
    M.A M 16 hours ago

    Audience: Claps wildly
    Also Audience: What were we clapping for again?
    Watchers on TVclip: That was good....wasn't it?
    And this confusion continues

  • WICTOR cv
    WICTOR cv Day ago

    Genius on acid 😂😂✌

  • Desmios
    Desmios Day ago

    pretty neat

  • August Adams
    August Adams Day ago

    I hate that I understood this and didn’t at the same time

  • Gustavo Caldas
    Gustavo Caldas Day ago

    Probably it was Michael Scott who wrote that.

  • Annesha Das
    Annesha Das 2 days ago

    What on Earth is going on.. :(

  • Piotr Dingleberry
    Piotr Dingleberry 2 days ago

    that beat sounded like the key and peele outro

  • DannyEye
    DannyEye 2 days ago

    More relevant than 95% of the comics out today, funnier than all of em.

  • Fibra
    Fibra 2 days ago

    Alan Watts would be proud of him. :D

  • ukulelechriswilson
    ukulelechriswilson 3 days ago

    Fantastique . Awesome. Merci beaucoup.

  • jef
    jef 3 days ago +2

    my two remaining brain cells arguing: 8:45

  • sleazysteve
    sleazysteve 3 days ago

    this is oddly relaxing too

  • Anthony Perpepaj
    Anthony Perpepaj 3 days ago

    is there a band that makes music like the first song?! its like my favorite 1 minute and 32 seconds of music.

  • Phoenix Veal
    Phoenix Veal 3 days ago

    My logic whilst dreaming

  • Cornell Smith
    Cornell Smith 3 days ago

    He reminds me of Thundercat

  • Nemanja Lončarević

    Still makes more sense than Baya Voce's talk about loneliness.

  • LadydeathhawkXx ::
    LadydeathhawkXx :: 4 days ago

    Time is a constant perception is an antiquated construct..... welcome to 2020

  • Enjoy!
    Enjoy! 5 days ago

    yiup, your not worth watching again!

  • Andre
    Andre 6 days ago

    Possibly my favorite ted talk ever

  • The Uncolored Man
    The Uncolored Man 6 days ago

    Thank you, enjoy the rest...

  • Sammy Toxzik
    Sammy Toxzik 6 days ago +2

    I feel like Reggie is just a resident in a mental asylum who had a dream and after killing 3 people who worked there, the staff finally gave him a chance to follow his dreams, a dream nonetheless.

  • TheoP56
    TheoP56 6 days ago +39

    My Dad: *Enters the room*
    "What are you watching?"

    Me: "I don't know."

    My Dad: "What do you mean you don't know?"

    Me: "Come look..."

    My Dad: *Watches the video*

    Me: "Can you explain to me what that was?"

    My Dad: "Nope."

  • Hidden Spirit
    Hidden Spirit 6 days ago

    He said something about Music being the division of the Space between Us and that's actually true, Space is like silence and when You make Music between, before and after every sound and syllable and even the Music itself there's Silence and to make Music means to separate the Silence to draw us each closer to one another

  • Hidden Spirit
    Hidden Spirit 6 days ago

    This guy sounds like Me when I get fully serious about something 😋😆😁

  • Hidden Spirit
    Hidden Spirit 6 days ago

    Imagine if DJs and other creatives did performances like this guy, why don't more People appreciate this stuff more? Why would People rather listen to pre-recorded sound chunks instead of Live Creativity?

  • Valore Dramack
    Valore Dramack 7 days ago

    This dude must be Sideshow Bob's mixed-race cousin.

  • The Last Styleblender
    The Last Styleblender 7 days ago +1

    Everyone not laughing hasn't a clue what he's talking about

  • Mathias Bodewell
    Mathias Bodewell 7 days ago

    #WillSmith

  • Vladimír Vozár
    Vladimír Vozár 8 days ago

    he sounds like gorillaz lmfao

  • Michael Raskin
    Michael Raskin 8 days ago +2

    Sounds like he just watch inception, the matrix, and listened to Scientology for 9 hours. Then he thought to himself,” the only way to explain my perception of all of this new knowledge is through music”

  • Moe Lester
    Moe Lester 8 days ago +1

    The comments were not clear if the company was in a while and I would have been able and would be a good time I would be a bit in a hurry to go back and it would have to do and I will be able and I can be my best to be with my girlfriend but I'm still in love with the world.

  • megan w
    megan w 9 days ago

    snoozefest

  • Joey Clemenza
    Joey Clemenza 9 days ago

    a TED talk about virtually nothing.. and yet, i'm speechless. that was AWESOME!!!

  • rocksaregray
    rocksaregray 10 days ago

    he kinda looks like james harden's cousin

  • J R
    J R 10 days ago

    Imagine this on shrooms

  • David Mollon
    David Mollon 10 days ago

    Change da plane. My final piece. Goodb ye

  • Konstantin Stoyanov
    Konstantin Stoyanov 10 days ago

    perfect for a politician :D

  • Tingcraft
    Tingcraft 10 days ago

    This guy was made an a good one this video is is amazing and he has never seen the same age as he has never seen him before

  • Tingcraft
    Tingcraft 10 days ago

    English Captions:
    *(Non English)*
    You don’t say!

  • MICEVVV
    MICEVVV 11 days ago

    There is a crazy person trapped inside Reggie that wants to break away from his body and run to the nearest mental hospital.I love you Reggie and i don't know why.

  • Chris Raaber
    Chris Raaber 11 days ago

    Jesus Christ this guy is amazing

  • Gromph Baenre
    Gromph Baenre 11 days ago

    Why are they laughing?
    Literally nothing he said is funny or enlightening or illiminating.
    Anyone with a knowledge of a synthesizer or capable of producing harmnonics is able to produce such sounds.
    TED is a joke.

  • TSCBroken
    TSCBroken 11 days ago +2

    His deconstruction of the construction of the structural linguistic paradigm upholds the contemplative sensation aspired to by all of us.

  • Oliver Michalowski
    Oliver Michalowski 12 days ago

    i searched for the word comporary in the dictionary and the first definition was Reggie Watts

  • Todd Corey
    Todd Corey 12 days ago

    We get it... You love your hair

  • Thomas Nøhr
    Thomas Nøhr 13 days ago +1

    Genius.

  • Reanetse Moleleki
    Reanetse Moleleki 13 days ago

    TED Trolls.

  • Nathan Romanelli
    Nathan Romanelli 13 days ago +1

    8:32 baby me trying to talk to my parents

  • Wyatt Y
    Wyatt Y 13 days ago

    No one:
    Captions: (Non-English)

  • Joshua Jones
    Joshua Jones 13 days ago +2

    I dont know, How many times I've watched this? But it is great every time.

  • Vectoriousis
    Vectoriousis 13 days ago

    2:50- 2:53... soo stolen by Tenacious D .. Reggie...get ur own 1!

  • M M
    M M 14 days ago +1

    i know everything and nothing that is happening

  • Campbell Malcolm
    Campbell Malcolm 14 days ago

    Genius at work.

  • Goose
    Goose 14 days ago

    Wtf is happening

  • Lee Hitashi
    Lee Hitashi 14 days ago +1

    A have I am thinking I stroke

  • Lee Hitashi
    Lee Hitashi 14 days ago

    I said the hip,
    The hop
    The hippy to the hoppy
    A hip hop a hippity
    Don't stop
    Rockin to the
    Bang bang, boogity, up jump the boogy to the
    Bang bang booity beat -my meat-

  • SweetSpotGuitar
    SweetSpotGuitar 14 days ago

    Oh, dang. Reggie Watts is a flat-earther. /sarc

  • Paolo Pavaldo
    Paolo Pavaldo 15 days ago +1

    Love the audience here. Very diverse.