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Reggie Watts may just be the coolest comedian on the planet.
Reggie Watts
Reggie Watts may just be the coolest comedian on the planet.

The coolest comedian on the planets and perhaps the biggest ensemble of ukulele players in the history of the planet.

(Aug. 23-26) The coolest comedian on the planet?

What’s cooler than cool? If you put a lot of stock in the opinions of Gentleman’s Quarterly your answer is Reggie Watts. The magazine called the funny man and musician “The coolest comedian on the planet.” You can decide for yourself tonight through Friday at Northwest Washington’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre. The star of New York’s alternative comedy scene brings a broad bag of tricks that includes Bill Cosby impressions, bumbling speeches in a British accent and beat boxing.

(Aug. 24) Uke can do it!

Ukuleles are pretty cool these days and Strathmore in North Bethesda knows it. The art hub holds its annual UkeFest tomorrow evening. The show features performances by a number of notable “uke” players, including local folk duo The Sweater Set and Baltimore chanteuse Victoria Vox. That’s not all, though: Strathmore’s hoping to beat the Guinness World Record for ‘Largest Ukulele Ensemble,’ so if you go, bring your strings and hope that there are more than 850 of you.

Music: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Jake Shimabukuro

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