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WHAT PART OF DA GAME IS THIS? Comedian Katt Williams Announces Retirement After Seattle Trouble

Following a tumultuous few days in Seattle - including missing a Nov. 29 show, alleged assault and a stay in jail - the comedian made the announcement while being interviewed on the street by KOMO.

Seattle may wind up being the city where comedian Katt Williams ended his stand-up career.

Following a tumultuous few days in the Northwest that included missing a Nov. 29 show, allegedly getting into fights with fans and a short stay in jail, Williams made his announcement during an on-street interview with KOMO on Monday.

"I'm just going to go ahead and announce my retirement from stand-up," Williams told KOMO. "I'm kind of done."

"I'ver already discussed it with my kids," he added. "I wasn't really going to do it on a Seattle street. I was going to go to Los Angeles."

(Click here to watch the video and read KOMO's prior coverage)

The past few weeks have been rough on Williams - who has starred in such movies as "Friday After Next," and whose stand-up performances include the "Pimp Chronicles."

Following an Oakland performance where he had a meltdown on stage and an incident in which he allegedly led police on a chase through Sacramento, Williams was supposed to perform Nov. 29 at the Paramount Theatre, the first of a two-night performance in Seattle. But the comedian never showed up.

He performed the next night - and told his fans that he missed the prior show because he had been pulled over by police in Federal Way - but his troubles didn't end.

According to The Seattle Times, after his second show, some fans called police alleging Williams assaulted them after they tried to take his picture. He told police they tried to force his way into his dressing room. No arrests were made.

But later, the newspaper reports, Williams got into an argument with a patron at a South Lake Union bar:

Sunday afternoon, he returned to the World Sports Grille, where he allegedly screamed at patrons, threatened a bar manager with a pool cue, flicked a cigarette in a woman's face and threw a rock at a car window, police said.

Police arrested him - even reportedly taking him to the ground - and he was booked into King County Jail. His tour manager, record label CEO Suge Knight, posted bail.

(Click here to read The Seattle Times' coverage)

Multiple media outlets are reporting that on Monday night, Williams was forced to leave his South Lake Union hotel after guests began to complain about the smell of marijuana coming from his room.

At that point, he told the television station that his stand-up career was finished.

Lauren Padgett (Editor) December 04, 2012 at 05:33 PM
It's too bad Katt seems to be going down the same road as Dave Chappelle. He's hilarious, comedy needs him!
Brent Champaco December 04, 2012 at 05:53 PM
That list of alleged incidents typically covers the entire career of a troubled artist. That was just the last month for Katt. Pretty insane...

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