Reggie Watts making fun of "big idea" presentations

I got a kick out of Reggie Watts at PopTech 2011 taking the piss out of the cliches so frequently heard at conferences dedicated to big ideas, innovation, deep thinking, the future(s), the long view, sea changes, transformations, disruptions, etc. (Thanks, Jake Dunagan!)


  1. I’m guessing the sly, slow, understated-ness is part of his schtick, but after about 20 seconds I was squirming and had to turn off this video. Plus the Bert Lahr hair is a trifle off-putting

    1. You have to see this one through as Mr. Watts purposely tries to get rid of you at times which is indeed part of what he is and always will be. Really though this was a rough in the gem.

  2. What is the tech that keeps him from sweating a river when he wears sweater in every performance? Turning down the heater, turning up the A/C?

  3. Wonderful.  Love the way parody opens up the message in the medium.  Reminds me of Peter Rose’s hilarious piece of video art ,”The Pressures of the Text”.

  4. Except for the musical interludes, reminds me of my more wretched undergraduate papers when I had nothing to say, but ten pages to say it in. 

  5. For better or worse I think I may be utterly incapable of taking anyone seriously ever again.

    Has this guy ever been on Yo Gabba Gabba? They should make him the guest for an episode.

  6. He’s kind of doing to live “performance” what the Museum of Jurassic Technology does to “museums”. (Though has anyone noticed lately, the MJT is a littly shoddy and unkempt – you can’t always tell if an exhibit is genuinely part of the cute bamboozlement, or just actually broken down.)

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