Have you ever wanted to see comedian, actor, and musician Reggie Watts perform live? Of course you can go and see him live when he comes to your town, however, what if he doesn’t? Well, now you have a new option. Watts is set to perform comedy for you and his fans in a virtual reality comedy club. Watts will be there in Avatar form ready to interact with fans who will be sporting their own avatars on AltspaceVR.
According to Variety, AltspaceVR aims to make this the biggest event in virtual reality thus far. Not hard to do with the bar so low at the moment with very few events even having taken place. This will be a part of the new technology known right now as “FrontRow”.
“FrontRow allows everyone who attends to have a front row seat. Do you want to have a private party and attend the show with just your friends? You can do that,” said AlstpaceVR CEO Eric Romo. “Do you want to enjoy the show just by yourself? You can do that. Do you want to have the traditional public event experience with 50 new friends? You can do that, too.”
VR has made quite the impact this go-around as compared to decades prior. The technology simply just wasn’t there. Now it is. AltspaceVR has raised over $10 million in capital so far and is partnering up with folks like Watts who is a part of JASH, a joint comedy venture co-founded by Michael Cera, Sarah Silverman, Eric Wareheim, and Tim Heidecker.
You can score a 2D version of AltspaceVR’s software for your desktop right here so you can stream the event.