Katt Williams announces retirement from stand-up comedy…again…in new Seattle KOMO interview

So much happens anytime Katt Williams spends enough time in public where a camera — whether it’s a security camera, paparazzi or news crew — that it’s not worth your time to keep up on his every movement.

Is Katt Williams under arrest? What for? Will the charges actually stick? What’s the beef? Whose beef is it? And is it all just for show?

In recent days, the circle played itself once more, with Williams ticking off paying customers who thought they’d see the “old” days of only a few years ago — when Williams was riding high off of televised stand-up comedy specials and movie roles. That’s not him now. Or even him last year. So it goes again, with the outraged fans, the altercations on and offstage, and the police arrests. If you read the gossip sites and watch tabloid TV, then you’ve seen the recent headlines. The weird details may change along with the cities and other particulars, but the stories remain the same.

After his most recent string of incidents, Williams found himself getting kicked out of a Seattle hotel on Monday night when KOMO-TV, the ABC affiliate, caught up with him.

And right there, right then, on the side of a street, Katt Williams announced he was as good as retired from stand-up comedy. Again.

“This was a place I like to bring my kids and let them do stuff without people caring who they were,” Williams told KOMO. “I got arrested in front my kids three times in my three days stay in Seattle… And all we were doing was coming into town to sell jokes and police department painted me as some sort of public menace that came to town.”

“I’m just gonna go ahead and announce my retirement from standup, I’m kinda done,” Williams said. “I’ve discussed it with my kids, I wasn’t gonna do in the middle of a Seattle street, I was going to go to Los Angeles and do it in the offices of ICM or LiveNation.”

Here is the late-night news report from KOMO. Roll it.

Are you getting as tired of this as Katt Williams is? Are you sympathetic to his position? What would you tell him if you could?

Someone he trusts needs to sit him down and have him see that there’s a better way to do this. All of this.


Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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  1. You would’ve seen this coming had you read PIMP DOWN: THE RISE & FALL OF KATT WILLIAMS at Amazon.com or BN.com for Kindle, Nook and in paperback.

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