Kat Williams is a comedian, rapper, and actor who has his own unique style, which draws viewers to him. However, he seems to have gotten into some trouble recently. Read on for the facts on Williams.
1. Kat Williams Pulled a Gun On Someone at The Comedy Store
TMZ reports that Kat Williams drew a gun on a heckler at The Comedy Store in West Hollywood Tuesday night. When the police showed up, Williams was already gone. You can watch the above footage of the police outside the comedy club. TMZ reports:
Katt was inside the club when a heckler started talking smack about the comedian’s height and race. We’re told Katt was not on stage … he was milling around. An eyewitness says he went crazy, threatening the heckler with a gun. At that point someone called 911 — reporting a man with a gun at the Comedy Store — and 6 cop cars raced to the Sunset Strip.
This isn’t the first time that Williams has responded aggressively to a heckler. Wikipedia reports a pattern of behavior:
Two live performances in November 2012 were ended early due to Williams’ confrontational behavior. 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, California ended after Williams again entered into a profanity-laced confrontation with a heckler and was assisted off stage by his own security staff. This followed Williams’ November 15, 2012 arrest in Oakland 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.
2. A Film Called School Dance Is His Current Project
The movie School Dance, featuring Katt Williams, is out today and it’s Nick Cannon’s first directorial debut. Have a look at an interview with Cannon about the film above.
— Katt Williams (@KattPackAllDay) May 23, 2014
3. You May Have Seen Williams on the Show Wild ‘N Out
Nick Cannon’s show Wild ‘N Out has been a fun improv show that captures viewers. It started off with Kat Williams as a show regular, which is where he gained a lot of notoriety. He was a true pro and always got the big laughs.
4. He Has a History of Erratic Behavior
Glue a tiny mirror over your drivers license photo so when you hand it to the police they will get confused and arrest themselves instead.
— Katt WilIiams (@KattWilliams) April 3, 2014
Katt had originally been charged with felony evading police … but prosecutors agreed to reduce the charge. As part of the deal, Katt was sentenced to 428 hours of community service to be completed in 9 months — but no jail.
Williams has a rap sheet a mile long in addition to this police chase … In 2006, he was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport for possession of a stolen gun. In 2010, he was charged with burglary and criminal trespass after being accused of stealing $3,500 in coins and jewelry. In 2011, Williams was arrested in an alleged assault of a tractor driver. In 2012, Williams’ former assistant filed a lawsuit against Williams for an alleged assault. In 2012, Williams was arrested in Seattle for a bar fight, and then again for a felony warrant. Weeks later, he was also arrested for endangering his 4 children. In 2013, he was arrested on a warrant from a previous incident … Like I said, his rap sheet is long.
5. At Age 13, Williams Left Home to Be On His Own
— KyClair™ (@InKYweTrust) June 24, 2014
Kat Williams grew up in Cincinnati, but left home at the age of 13 to support himself as a street vendor in Florida. His first stand-up gig came to him when he was a teenager and by 1999, he was a comedy club staple.