After taking a step back from his career as a working comic and seriously considering permanent retirement, Katt Williams returns refocused and reborn as the comic genius that once took the comedy world by storm.
Beginning his career at an age when most teenagers are seeking their driver’s license, Katt Williams quickly discovered that he had a gift for making people laugh. In 1999, Williams became a presence popular comedy clubs such as The Improv, The Comedy Club, The Icehouse and he had his own room at The Hollywood Park Casino where he had a large, loyal following. He became somewhat of a staple comedic force on the BET Network, appearing on shows such as Comic View, Rip the Runway, Black Carpet, Rap City, 106 & Park, The BET Awards and even hosting the 1st ever BET Hip Hop Awards in 2006. Katt Williams’ talent extends over multiple mediums. Williams is known to most for his breakout role in three seasons of Nick Cannon’s highly-rated MTV improv show, Wild n’ Out and his acting roles in Ice Cube’s Friday After Next and First Sunday. He has been featured in the parody films Epic Movie and Scary Movie V. His small screen appearances include NYPD Blue, UPN’s Girlfriends, The Tracy Morgan Show, Wanted, My Wife and Kids, Russell Simmon’s HBO Def Comedy Jam and as an animated character (A Pimp Named Slickback) on the popular adult cartoon The Boondocks. Throughout his career he has been massively embraced by the hip hop community, appearing in music videos for everyone from Outkast “Roses” and Ludacris “Stand Up & “Number One Spot” to E-40 “One Night Stand” and Lil’ Kim “Shut Up/Lighter’s Up”.
Williams’ ability to make people laugh is best demonstrated on the stage as a stand-up comic. His hour long specials include The Pimp Chronicles part 1 (2005), American Hustle (2007), Its Pimpin’ Pimpin’ (2008), and his most recent Showtime special Kattpacalypse (2012).
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