Katt Williams to perform on Oahu
HONOLULU PULSE STAFF / firstname.lastname@example.org
Katt Williams, one of the more outrageous and animated stand-up comics around, will make his Hawaii debut Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Blaisdell Arena.
Tickets go on sale 9 a.m. Saturday, June 29.
Despite a tumultuous personal life and numerous run-ins with the law, Williams thrives on stage. He made his reputation with the hilarious “Pimp Chronicles” show for HBO back in 2006.
Unfortunately, it’s only a portion of his life that he’s mastered. Back in April, Williams avoided jail time after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless evasion. In November, he led police on a chase while driving a three-wheeled motorcycle throughout downtown Sacramento after he was approached on a disturbing-the-peace complaint.
It was that and other legal troubles — as well as a shaky performance in Oakland that ended with audience refunds — that he declared in December that he was going to retire from stand-up, only to take back what he said days later.
In an early interview with allhiphop.com to promote his appearance in “Scary Movie 5,” Williams admitted that “yeah, I been going through it. … I’m sorry that my fans have actually had to go through it all, but sometimes when you call the hatred down on yourself, sometimes it does rain kind of hard. The important thing is that they know I am completely aware of the comedy situation and its landscape, and I am coming to rectify it.”
Apparently, he has done just that. Williams is scheduled to do two shows in Newport, R.I. and Boston in August before his Hawaii visit here in September.
Tickets will be $45-$150, and be available at the Blaisdell Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets in all Walmart locations throughout the state, charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com.
For information on VIP packages, call Capone’s Productions at (808) 306-2926.