Katt Williams
Americanstand-up comedian
Katt Williams
Micah Sierra Williams, better known as Katt Williams, is an American comedian, rapper and actor. He is best known for his role as Money Mike in Friday After Next. He is also known for his stint on Nick Cannon’s MTV improv show, Wild 'n Out, for playing the fictional character Bobby Shaw on the program My Wife and Kids, as well as providing the voice for the character "A Pimp Named Slickback" in The Boondocks.
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What's Next for Prince William, Princess Kate
ABC News - about 2 months
William and Kate are making decisions about their family's future.
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Comedian Katt Williams arrested again over cellphone dispute
Yahoo News - 5 months
ATLANTA (AP) — Katt Williams was arrested on an outstanding warrant in Georgia after he turned himself in on a separate warrant, authorities said Friday.
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Comedian Katt Williams charged with battery at Los Angeles hotel
LATimes - 6 months
Comedian Micah “Katt” Williams was charged Wednesday with battery after police said he got into a fight with a woman in the parking lot of a Studio City hotel. The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office charged Williams, 44, with the misdemeanor in connection with the July 24 incident. He is not required...
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Katt Williams released on bond following fight with teen
LATimes - 11 months
Katt Williams has posted bond after getting into a fight with a teenager. The comedian, who was arrested on disorderly conduct charges in Georgia on Wednesday, appeared in court in handcuffs and a yellow jumpsuit on Thursday where a judge granted him a $500 bond. He was expected to be released...
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Arrest warrant is issued for comedian Katt Williams after fight with teenager
LATimes - 11 months
An arrest warrant has been issued for Katt Williams stemming from a punching incident the comedian was involved in last week. Williams, 42, faces disorderly conduct and bond violation charges in Georgia after he got into a scuffle with 17-year-old Luke Walsh at a soccer game in a Gainesville neighborhood....
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Drugs, assaults and now a scuffle with a 7th-grader -- Katt Williams faces more legal heat
LATimes - 11 months
Not only can't Katt Williams keep himself out of legal trouble, he's now fighting with 7th-graders. In a video that has gone viral, the "Scary Movie 5" actor, who is currently out on bail, was taken down by a 7th-grader after Williams reportedly threw a punch while handing out cash in Atlanta, ...
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Katt Williams arrested in Georgia
CNN - 12 months
Comedian Micah "Katt" Williams was arrested in Georgia on Monday in connection with an assault, according to authorities.
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Comedian Katt Williams arrested on battery charge in Georgia
Yahoo News - 12 months
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Comedian Katt Williams was arrested Monday on a battery charge in Georgia after a store employee told police that Williams punched him during an argument.
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Suge Knight, Katt Williams plead not guilty in robbery case
Yahoo News - over 1 year
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Katt Williams pleaded not guilty Tuesday to robbery charges filed against them after a celebrity photographer accused them of taking her camera last year.
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Suge Knight, Katt Williams ordered to stand trial in photographer robbery
LATimes - over 1 year
Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Katt Williams were ordered Tuesday to stand trial in connection with charges they stole a photographer's camera outside a Beverly Hills film and TV studio. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge heard testimony during the roughly one-hour preliminary...
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Suge Knight and Katt Williams Arrested, Charged in Camera Theft
Yahoo News - about 2 years
Prosecutors plan to ask for $1 million bail for Knight and $75,000 for Williams
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Searching for Richard Pryor
Huffington Post - over 2 years
Richard Pryor and Jamie Masada at Laugh Factory's Comedy Camp, 2002 Word is out that the casting net is circling to find someone to play the late, great Richard Pryor in a biopic. Hopefully, the focus will be on finding someone who can capture not only Richard's stand-up skills but his richly humanizing personal life. As great as he was on stage, his offstage actions made a believer of a teenager who was celebrating his first night as a comedy club owner back in 1979. It was a first encounter I will never forget. I had no idea what I was doing back then. I was naïve and gullible, and while English was my second language, I spoke it like it was my third or fourth. I loved comedy and opened the Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard with a little help from friends. At the time, the comics were on strike because they were not being paid for their work in the other existing clubs. It was my plan to split half of the proceeds from the door with the comics. What I didn't expect was that b ...
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Katt Williams Aims to Transcend His Fraught History
NYTimes - about 3 years
The comedian Katt Williams’s past includes arrests, a lien from the I.R.S. and physical altercations. But he is determined to complete his current tour.     
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It Isn't Just About Chappelle
Huffington Post - over 3 years
This isn't just about Chappelle. It was bordering on an argument now. I felt my muscles getting tight as I tried to keep myself from yelling out in frustration. We were stomping across the parking lot to our cars, much earlier than expected after Dave Chappelle decided to leave the stage at the Comcast theater. I went with my friend and a couple but the conversation we were having was as though we had left two different theaters. Was I crazy? Was I the only one who had seen the way the night escalated? My friend and I were one of the few Black people at the Chappelle show in Hartford and it was quickly becoming clear to me, that was an important fact. The couple that attended with us, Ray and Hannah, were White. "He's a comedian, what did he expect?" Ray asked, over emphasizing his words the way he did when he was trying not to slur. "Respect." I damn near snarled... I pointed out that there was a larger racial context, that a crowd of majority White patrons yelling at a single ...
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4 Tips For Kate, William - And All New Parents
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Choosing a name for their little prince is not the only worry for first-time parents, Kate and William. Like every new mom and dad their heads are probably spinning from all the things they must learn to take care of their beautiful new bundle of...        
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World watches as Kate, William leave hospital with royal baby
LATimes - over 3 years
The day after the royal baby was born, some nice young parents tucked their child seat into the car and headed home from the hospital with their newborn.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Katt Williams
  • 2016
    Age 42
    On September 15, 2016, Williams was arrested in Fulton County, Georgia, on a charge of second-degree criminal damage to property, after having turned himself in on a warrant for failing to appear in court for the April 27 incident. This new arrest involved a February 28, 2016, allegation that the comedian threw a man's cellphone.
    More Details Hide Details Williams was briefly in the Nation of Islam while living around Oakland. Williams is the father of eight children, including one biological son named Micah from his former marriage and seven adopted children. In 2008, he moved with his children to South Dakota and set-up temporary residence. He later tried to purchase said house from his attorney J.J James as a permanent residence for him and his family. A former nanny won custody of one of his children (an 8-year-old girl) after Williams failed to make a court appearance. The following month, he filed a claim that the nanny was a "shameless fraud" and won back custody of his child. In 2007, Williams was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards Choice Comedian Award.
    He was arrested July 24, 2016 on suspicion of battery after an altercation with a woman at the Sportsman's Lodge, a hotel in Sherman Oaks, California.
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    On April 27, 2016, Williams was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia and charged with battery after allegedly throwing a salt shaker at the manager of Spondivits, a local restaurant.
    More Details Hide Details The manager claimed to have been hit in the mouth with the salt shaker after Williams' group was denied preferential seating.
    In March 2016, a video went viral showing Williams involved in a tussle with a 7th grader in Gainesville, Georgia.
    More Details Hide Details Because Williams allegedly threw the first punch, police launched an investigation into his actions.
    On February 29, 2016, Williams was arrested in Gainesville, Georgia after a clerk at a swimming-pool store said Katt hit him.
    More Details Hide Details Katt was laying face down with hands behind back when police arrived.
  • 2014
    Age 40
    On October 29, 2014, Williams and Suge Knight were arrested for the theft of a camera from a female photographer in Beverly Hills on September 5.
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  • 2013
    Age 39
    On January 8, 2013, he was arrested at his LA home after failing to appear in Sacramento to answer the November 25 motorbike charges.
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  • 2012
    Age 38
    On December 28, 2012, Williams was arrested in Los Angeles on child endangerment charges.
    More Details Hide Details He was held in lieu of $100,000 bail, and his four children were placed in protective custody.
    Five days later, Williams was arrested in Dunnigan, California on a bench warrant arising from a November 25, 2012, incident in Sacramento during which he allegedly drove a three-wheeled motorbike on a sidewalk and refused to stop for police.
    More Details Hide Details The resulting chase was halted due to safety concerns, and the bench warrant issued, after Williams narrowly missed several bystanders.
    Williams’ arrest came after his no-show November 29, 2012 for the first night of a planned two-night engagement at the Paramount Theatre.
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    On December 2, 2012, he was arrested in Seattle after he allegedly got into a dispute at a bar in South Lake Union.
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    An attendee of Williams' aborted November 16, 2012 performance at the Oracle Arena in Oakland filed a class action lawsuit days after the event, seeking compensation for himself and "all others who paid money for a show and got nothing but Katt Williams' nonperformance."
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    On November 15, 2012, he was arrested in Oakland, California on charges of suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly beating an 18-year-old Berkeley, California man with a bottle aboard Williams' tour bus.
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    On November 9, 2012, a lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of California County of Los Angeles which alleges that on October 6, 2012 Williams hit his former assistant with "a closed fist" causing serious injury.
    More Details Hide Details The plaintiff is asking for punitive damages in the amount of $5 million.
    Williams failed to appear for a scheduled performance on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at the Paramount Theater in Seattle, Washington.
    More Details Hide Details No explanation was immediately offered and the booking agency was forced to offer refunds to audience members. On November 13, 2006, Williams was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after a stolen gun was found in his briefcase. On December 14, 2006, Williams pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed firearm and was sentenced to three years probation, ordered to pay restitution, and was given credit for the three days he spent in jail. In November 2010, Williams was arrested by police while working on a film in Coweta County, Georgia. He was accused of stealing $3,500 worth of coins and jewelry. He was released the following day on a $40,000 bond. Police later charged Williams with burglary and criminal trespass.
    Two live performances in November 2012 were ended early because of Williams' confrontational behavior.
    More Details Hide Details A November 1 performance at the Wells Fargo Theatre in Denver ended after Williams jumped off the stage to confront a heckler. A November 16 performance at the Oracle Arena in Oakland ended after Williams again entered into a profanity-laced confrontation with a heckler and was assisted off stage by his own security staff.
  • 2011
    Age 37
    On August 27, 2011, his performance at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona was marred by an incident during which Williams responded to a heckler, identified as being of Mexican descent, with an angry tirade that included Williams shouting " so if you love Mexico, bitch, get the fuck over there!" In an interview following the performance, Williams stated that the incident was precipitated by the heckler. "If a person starts their heckling with 'f' America, then that gives me the right to defend my country," Williams said.
    More Details Hide Details Williams offered no apology for his remarks during the performance, stating "I don't think I need to apologize for being pro-American."
    On June 11, 2011, Williams was arrested in connection of an alleged assault on a tractor driver.
    More Details Hide Details The alleged victim said three women approached his tractor at around 4:30pm local time and attacked him with rocks and dirt clods, causing him facial injuries. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officers arrived on the scene and arrested the three women for assault with a deadly weapon and Williams for felony intimidation of a witness. Williams was booked into jail and released that same night on $50,000 bail.
  • 2009
    Age 35
    On January 29, 2009 Williams released his debut studio/live album entitled It's Pimpin' Pimpin'.
    More Details Hide Details On November 19, 2013 Williams & Hell Rell released a diss song to Atlanta rapper Trinidad James entitled "Lames In The Game" due to comments made by the rapper about the state of current Hip Hop music.
  • 2007
    Age 33
    In 2007, he provided the voice of A Pimp Named Slickback in The Boondocks; he plays himself as an on-stage stand-up comedian in Grand Theft Auto IV; and Williams has appeared in several episodes of My Wife and Kids as character Bobby Shaw.
    More Details Hide Details He was also the roastmaster of the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav. Williams has also played supporting characters in films, such as First Sunday and Norbit, but is more widely recognized for his character Money Mike in Friday After Next. He has also used the Money Mike stage name when rapping for songs by such artists as Baby Bash, The Game, and Suga Free. In 2006 William's joined well known New York rapper Cam'ron's group The Diplomats but was never signed as an official artist for the label.
    In 2007 Williams was offered a movie/standup which he entitled American Hustle.
    More Details Hide Details The film had critical success and established Williams as a Mainstream Comedian. In 2008 Williams released his second HBO comedy special entitled It's Pimpin' Pimpin, with Williams doing more of a Political standup. In 2012 after 4 years of not doing stand-up comedy, Williams returned to stand up in his third HBO comedy special entitled Kattpacalypse. On December 3, 2012, Williams announced the end of his stand-up comedy career, a day after a bizarre incident in Seattle, Washington that landed him in jail. However, just 3 days later, Williams announced he was coming out of retirement. As of late 2013, Williams was on his "Growth Spurt" Tour. On August 16, 2014, Williams returned with a new HBO special titled Katt Williams: Priceless: Afterlife, which was directed by Spike Lee. On September 3, 2015, during an interview, Williams would announce and describe the name of his new upcoming tour entitled "Conspiracy Theory" stating, "The conspiracy conversation is a conversation that we are all familiar with. We know that there are conspiracies out there, but this is a conversation that encompasses a lot of things that aren't being discussed other places. That's the basis for all conspiracy theories: the fact that there is hidden information out there, and how our process changes about things that we thought we used to know. We all, at some point, if we're are at a certain age, we grew up thinking Pluto was a planet.
  • 2006
    Age 32
    His second & first HBO stand-up special was 2006’s The Pimp Chronicles, Pt. 1, with his comedy piece "This Shit Right Here Nigga, This Shit Right Here Nigga".
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    Williams starred in his first comedy special in 2006 entitled Katt Williams: Live: Let a Playa Play.
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  • 2002
    Age 28
    In 2002, Williams made his acting debut on NYPD Blue.
    More Details Hide Details He gained notoriety on Wild 'n Out, in which he appeared for several seasons. Williams also appeared in the official music video for Wild 'n Out colleague Nick Cannon's single 'Gigolo' in 2003.
  • 1971
    Age -3
    Williams was born Micah Sierra Williams on September 2, 1971 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    More Details Hide Details He was raised in Dayton, Ohio. Williams emancipated himself from his parents at the age of 13, moved to Florida, and supported himself as a street vendor. Williams started performing comedy in his Cincinnati neighborhood, Avondale. Williams honed his comic delivery by performing his routine in clubs nationwide, from Oklahoma to Oakland. By 1999, Katt had become an established comic, appearing on stage at the likes of The Improv, The Comedy Club, The Icehouse and The Hollywood Park Casino. Most notably he appeared on BET's Comic View as Katt "In the Hat" Williams.
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