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Legendary stand-up comedian, world-renowned actor, rapper and vanguard in an elite category of professionally-touring comics, Katt Williams has developed a career seeded with thousands of stage shows in sold-out arenas, a laundry list of starring roles on the small screen and memorable performances in major box office hits. As he approaches his 20th anniversary in the business, the veteran entertainer known for his insightful, often polarizing material gears up to embark on his next tour, Conspiracy Theory, with a renewed sense of self, yet the exact same mode of operation that turned the once emancipated teenager into a household name— comedy on his own terms.
A Katt Williams show is more than a guaranteed belly laugh. As one of this generation’s rare urban public officials, Williams guarantees his audience an experience that will encourage further conversation after his curtain closes—it’s an articulate, sharp dialogue that surfaces with names like Trump, Cosby and NASA, but is rooted in evergreen conversations like politics, race relations and police brutality— all a mere (and mirror) reflection of the American political landscape.
Williams first found himself on the small screen in 2002, as a guest star on NYPD Blue, swiftly followed by The Tracy Morgan Show, My Wife and Kids, The Boondocks and countless other hit series. 2002 was a year of many “firsts” for the triple-threat, as Williams also debuted
on the big screen for the first time, playing “Money Mike” in Friday After Next. Next, he joins Ed Helms and Owen Wilson in the Warner Bros. film Bastards, set for theatrical release next year.
In 2005, he joined Nick Cannon in his wildly-popular MTV improv show Wild n’ Out where he remained for three full seasons, also adding Rebound to his film resume that year, the Epic Movie in 2007 and First Sunday in 2008. All the while touring, Williams also turned several of his shows (“The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1,” “It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’,” “Kattpacalypse,” “Priceless: Afterlife,” “Katt Williams Live,” “American Hustle”) into HBO Specials that would draw some of the largest numbers the prominent network had seen.