The April 13, 2009 issue of The New Yorker, on newsstands today, has a six-page profile by Kelefa Sanneh on comedian Katt Williams. No news is broken here, but Sanneh does have behind-the-scenes interviews and descriptions of what went down last fall at the BET Hip-Hop Awards (which Williams was supposed to host up until the day of the show), as well as the New Year's Eve stand-up "showdown" with Steve Harvey in Detroit. You'll need to register online to read more than this excerpt. Sanneh provides some commentary in this short video that includes a few NSFW bits from Williams, and there's a point he made in the profile about how Williams manages to make his repeated pronunciation of certain words and phrases as funny as the actual punchline, and there is an example included among these routines about a weed dealer. Enjoy:
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