Blue who? Katt Williams keeps his comedic edge sharp
Rate this one NFTE—as in Not For Tender Ears. We’d provide proof in the form of one-liners except … well, we’re constrained by propriety. Not a problem, though, for edgy comedian Katt Williams. Anyone who hasn’t experienced Williams’ blistering stand-up can get the idea from just the title of some of his TV comedy specials, such as The Pimp Chronicles, which included one piece of material called “This (Blank) Right Here (Blank).” (The blanks, by the way, are ours, not his.)
Haven’t experienced him onstage yet? Then you might have run into him on the screen—both big and small—in the stoner comedy Friday After Next, the sketch comedy series Wild ‘n Out, the sitcom My Wife and Kids and the Eddie Murphy comedy Norbit. Or perhaps you caught his vocal characterizations as the pimp Slickback on the adult animated sitcom The Boondocks and as Seamus in the family comedy Cats& Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. And your ears might also recognize Williams’ talents as a rapper, which he’s deployed on songs for artists including Baby Bash, The Game and Suga Free, and in his debut album, It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin. Oh, and a word of advice: Katt’s been known to take on hecklers rather aggressively, so limit your responses to laughter—which should be pretty easy, you (blankety-blank).
Park Theater at Monte Carlo, 9 p.m. Jan. 7, $49-$85 plus tax and fee. 702.730.6620