Katt Williams Announces Retirement
5 months ago
No more stand-up for the comedian
Katt Williams is having a rough few weeks and, in light of the recent events, the comedian has announced his retirement from stand-up. On Sunday (November 25), he allegedly led police on a street chase through Sacramento, Ca. after they observed him riding a 3-wheeled motorbike on the sidewalk. Moments later, he walked into a Target and slapped an employee. On Thursday (November 29), Williams was a no-show for the first of a planned two-night engagement at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Wa. This past Sunday, he was arrested on charges of assault, harassment and obstruction after allegedly threatening people at a sports bar in South Lake Union. Early Monday morning, Williams' tour manager Suge Knight posted his bail and he was released from the King County Jail. Hours later, he was kicked out of the Courtyard Seattle Downtown Lake Union Marriott because several guests complained about the smell of marijuana coming from his room. Later that night, in an interview with local Seattle TV station KOMO, he announced his retirement, saying:
"I'm just going to go ahead and announce my retirement from stand-up. I'm kinda done. I've already discussed it with my kids. I wasn't really going to do it on a Seattle street. I was going to Los Angeles and do it in the offices of ICM or LiveNation."