Katt Williams, the pint-sized comedian who is a comedic force to be reckoned with, will bring his bad boy ways to Baton Rouge this weekend.
The comedian will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Baton Rouge River Center. The stop is one of many along Williams’ latest tour, called “Conspiracy Theory,” which follows last year’s hit tour “Born Again ... Again.”
Though he started doing stand-up in small clubs, Williams climbed the ladder of comedic fame through television appearances on shows such as “NYPD Blue” and “My Wife and Kids.”
Later, Williams would gain more fame for his roles in films such as “Next Friday,” where he played Money Mike, and on the MTV improv show “Wild ’n Out.” In the animated cartoon “The Boondocks,” the comedian also got big laughs for his performance as a pimp named Slickback.
While making a splash in Hollywood, Williams didn’t have much spare time, taping comedy specials such as “The Pimp Chronicles,” “It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’,” and “Kattpacalypse.” In 2014, Spike Lee directed Williams’ HBO special “Priceless: Afterlife.”
Not one to tread lightly when it comes to making statements, whether political or fashionable, Williams has shown that he does not care about negative opinions of him. He hones in on his comedic talents to bring cultural, racial, and political awareness to his extremely large fan base.
His career is not without controversy. In December 2012, Williams was involved in three police altercations — two in California and another in Washington. In 2014, Williams and rap mogul Suge Knight were arrested in Beverly Hills after allegedly stealing a camera from a photographer.
Those snafus aside, Williams is still a brand unto himself. The comedian takes pride in his personal appearance, hair included, and has popularized several fashion trends. On and off stage, he can be seen wearing uniquely tailored suits, fur coats and flashy accessories.
As owner of Kattpack Investments, which sells collections of custom shoes, quality furs, as well as manages entertainment industry events, he seems to have no intentions of slowing down in the corporate world.
The “Conspiracy Theory” tour continues with more than 20 additional dates following the Baton Rouge show. Williams will be returning to Louisiana in April to perform in New Orleans at the Lakefront Arena during the final leg of the tour.