I Quit: Katt Williams Announces His Retirement From Stand-Up Comedy

December 5, 2012  |  

Source: WENN

This past Monday, we reported on the most recent series of outlandish occurrences that resulted in comedian Katt Williams finding himself in police custody. Many wondered if Katt realized that his life was spiraling out of control and that he needed help. Today it seems as if he may. Following his recent ejection out of a Seattle hotel, KOMO news caught up with Katt to discuss the trouble he found himself over the weekend after arguing with a restaurant owner and harassing the business’s patrons.

In the interview Katt revealed that he will be retiring from stand up comedy and that although he wished to announce his retirement in a more formal manner, he couldn’t take it anymore.

“I’m just gonna go ahead and announce my retirement from stand up. I’m kind of done… I’ve already discussed it with my kids. I wasn’t really gonna do it on a Settle street. I was gonna go to Los Angeles and do it in the offices of of ICM or Live Nation.”

According to the SF Gate, he also joked about suing Settle for “crippling his reputation”

 “I can stay (on the ferry), and my family can be there, and my dogs can be there, and my whole staff can be there, until we get done suing Seattle for this $50 million that I want for crippling my reputation as a father, and a black man, and as a taxpaying citizen, and as a person who is not a convicted felon.”

Katt seems a little distraught in the video, but hopefully this retirement will serve as the first step in his road to recovery. Possibly he could utilize all of the free time he will have for soul searching, rehabilitation and even some therapy.

What do you think of Katt’s retirement? Do you believe he is being serious or just emotionally reacting to his rough weekend in Seattle?

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  • Kitty

    I believe the problem is mental illness as well as drugs.

  • Bunni j

    I live in Seattle my friend went to his show and said he was throwing fades to people in the audience and just smoking a blunt after blunt and he was hours late starting. Katt man your one of my favorite comics and I love your crazy humor but sir…. I need you to have several seats for the safety of others and your craft getting buck in my city then suing for 50 mill get your life! Katt please seek help I don’t want someone telling me he was gone too soon.

  • scandalous7

    didnt he retire once before?

  • Miss D

    There’s a sadness about him…obviously something is wrong and I hope he gets help. I reaaaallly need for him not to assault people though.

  • Wasn’t that funny to me anyways. Meh

  • Anybody With A Heart

    He clearly needs help and he’s clearly been going through. I personally can’t laugh or proverbially kick someone when they’re obviously down, it just seems heartless. You can see in the video that when he said he was retiring a tear rolled down his cheek. He needs love, prayers, well wishes and therapy. Much love dude, you need it.

  • Say What?

    Damn I wanna run a hot comb through his hair so bad. 🙁

  • Na Na

    Ummm when did Katt get to looking like somebody’s cracked out uncle? Where is his facial hair! #mandown #code10

  • JH

    He needs to announce when he’s going to rehab.

    • chanela

      that’s actually something private though. the public doesn’t need every aspect of these people’s lives “announced”

  • Jaiah Jaxon

    Am I the only one that kinda expected to hear that in a Money Mike from Friday After Next voice?? Lol

  • rzakia

    Great comedians are tortured souls. They come from the tradition of laughing instead of crying. I hope he can get himself in a better place. I’m sure once he has fixed whatever problems he has that need fixing he will return and probably be funny as ever. I know he can develop a whole standup routine based upon his Seattle experiences alone. I wish him the best of luck in recovering from whatever has a hold of him currently, and I hope he comes out stronger on the other end.

  • Cleo

    Great, now maybe he can go talk to a therapist or better yet appear on fix my life.

  • Oh he’s serious. UNTIL his money runs out!!! Which, by the looks of it, will be around some time next Thursday.

  • 1Val

    As he should retire from telling jokes after his life has become a joke.