Videos: Katt Williams loses his sh*t on Denver heckler, gets booed offstage

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Update below: Katt Williams is one of the current scene's most popular standup comics. But when he was heckled at Denver's Wells Fargo Theatre last night, his response backfired in a big way. His Denver-dissing verbal onslaught prompted a cascade of booing that led to him stopping the show early and storming offstage. And since it's the 21st Century, the whole thing is on video. See clips below.

The first video below offers the most complete sense of what went down of the footage we checked out. The heckler can't be heard, but the theatre is already in an uproar as it begins. Williams helpfully catches us up.

"I just got diverted by this gentleman," he notes, seemingly in control at this point. "He says I'm only doing this rap shit because I'm not funny. So i'll stop right now and re-introduce myself and tell sick jokes. I guess I'll start with twenty minutes on this fuck-nigga...."

At first, the crowd seems to be on Williams's side. But then he leaves the stage and wades into the crowd, with police rushing in around him as he berates the heckler with shouts of "You're a pussy! You're a pussy!"

The crowd joins in with a chant of its own: "Fuck you! Fuck you!" Then Williams interjects with this: "The police got me. How funny. Wow. Wow.... That's just how Malcolm X got shot. Ol' puss-ass nigga."

This remark really seems to rile up the throng, with one person heard in the first video shouting, "I want my mo-fuckin' money back!"

Addressing that sentiment, Williams -- back on stage now -- says, "I was supposed to have E-40 and Too Short on this show, but I didn't think it would motherfuckin' work...and I was fuckin' right as fuckin' usual."

The implication? Denver audiences aren't hip enough to appreciate guest shots by rap royalty like E-40 and Too Short.

"So now," Williams goes on, "when I go to San Diego and you hear that New Edition, E-40, Too Short and Xzibit came out on my show, you, Denver, will be able to say, 'What happened?' And why it didn't went down the way it shoulda went down."

Having completely lost the room, Williams announces, "Here's the great news. Everybody in this show gets their money back. Everybody, everybody, everybody, everybody, everybody. Good night."

And then he's gone -- at which point the guy taking the second video declares, "That was Katt Williams bombing in Denver."

Yes, it was -- and he's supposed to be back at the Wells Fargo tonight. That should be interesting.

Update: Our Bree Davies was at the show last night. Read her first-person take in the post "Katt Williams melts down on stage, threatens and spits on a fan."


In the meantime, here are two looks at the chaos.

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31 comments
claudia
claudia

I have to say that i was very disappointed, i truely was expecting something so much better! my question is did any one get their money back??

temperance206
temperance206

@temperance206 I have a lot of respect for Williams. it's s shame that all of this eent down. At least he's real. And it's good 2 see that I'm not the only one who has shitty days.

MsRey2780
MsRey2780

The show he did on Friday was really good i thought thank god i didn't go on Thursday sorry to guys who had the bad show

jacknicholson
jacknicholson

wow, you really blogged it up here, the videos were not nearly as negative as your shitty journalism was. I hate Katt Williams, but hes right, if you heckle at a comedy show you are a pussy, Just like if you blog about comedy shows, youre a douchebag.

Clayton Capra
Clayton Capra

Not sure why you're cutting him so much slack, I was there where you? He put on a God awful show and deserved the heckling and boo'ing. We're not getting our money back, the booing and heckling is small compensation for this jackass taking our money.

sixtwentysix
sixtwentysix

Yeah, Denver isn't "hip enough" to handle rappers from the 90s... The first mistake was people actually going to this. I knew something bad would happen when I heard his Anti-evolution "jokes" on KFAN... Was he trying to draw from his huge fan base in the Springs? HEYO, FOLKS!

Slight
Slight

As my father would say: "He's stupid. And people think you're stupid for paying money to see him."

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

These things happen when you're Not Funny.

 

 

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

It won't be long before IcePrick begins crying racism !

He IS the definition of the (N) word if there ever was one .

Much like that 'IGNORANT' comic that got ran from the stage last night .

Wish I had been there . I could use a good laugh .

Damon Wood
Damon Wood

Katt is funny. Hecklers are douchebags that want attention cos' they have no talent and no one gives a shit about them. Katt will be fine. Shit happens. Comedy is no walk in the fucking park. Denver music audiences sometimes suck too, because they talk all thru every fucking show they go to, cos it's about them, not the talent they paid to see. Shut the fuck up and you might be entertained.

Josh Bradley
Josh Bradley

Clayton...where did I say it was ok to walk out? I defended his comedy, I said he was successful as a comedian, and that he added a show since one sold out. Nowhere did I commend him for not performing. But I will also say that douchebag heckler may think twice before doing it again. If I had gone Id be more PO'd at Joe Blowme than the comedian (still not an excuse to not perform). What kinda asshole goes to a show to harass performers? If he didnt like it he couldve got up and left.

britney.ulibarri
britney.ulibarri

I don't get it!? If Kat isn't funny, why are you at his show? People are disrespectful! I wish I could have gone I love Kat Williams!

vaporland
vaporland

who's katt williams and why should we care?

Clayton Capra
Clayton Capra

For further clarification, he did no standup. He was over an hour late coming on then ran around the stage for 20 minutes incoherently attempting to rap, pouring water on himself and swimming on a stool. He stopped after the heckling and that's where the video picks up.

Sean Gronbeck
Sean Gronbeck

I wouldn't give my money to these people anyways.. now Joe Rogan all day.

Jonson Kuhn
Jonson Kuhn

Too funny. Katt Williams sucks. When Bill Hicks got heckled he handled it like a pro. THAT was a comedian. Katt Williams is a punk who is finally feeling the end of his 15 minutes.

Stephen At Half Aspen
Stephen At Half Aspen

I've never found the word "nigga" to be humorous. I find it insulting to men and women of all races. Being black doesn't excuse poor taste. If you want to hear endless rants if nigga that and nigga this, drive on down to Alabama where it's free.

Cody Truesdale
Cody Truesdale

That Bill Burr performance was brilliant! Added to favorites. :-)

Clayton Capra
Clayton Capra

Josh, the 2nd show was actually the first show and it sold out to create last night. People bought tickets to hear his comedy, what he actually is doing for this tour is not stand up. If you spend money on a ticket you expect to be entertained not screwed over. Those people lost their money last night as will the people tonight. Defend him how you like, he's fucking over 7,000 people who paid to hear him in good faith and that's a shitty move I'm not sure how you defend.

Matt Baca
Matt Baca

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jMhoGUiIkk Bill Burr getting WAY more disrespect than just a few people heckling. This was an entire crowd booing, and throwing things. He keeps chugging like a professional, and before the end he wins them over. This is how a professional comic handles a rough crowd.

Josh Bradley
Josh Bradley

Chris, so, as a highly successful entertainer you're implying he chose the wrong career? I dont think he does this too often. Sounds like Rob is upset about something. If his jokes suck so much I guess he added a second show after the first sold out because...um...he bought out his own show? Maybe your sense of humor needs an overhaul or you're confused. Plenty of jokes besides weed ones. Just another jealous critic...dime a dozen.

Rob Payne
Rob Payne

Another asshole entertainer who thinks his shit don't stink. His jokes suck anyways. Weed jokes get old pretty quick when done over and over and over

Legen Dairy
Legen Dairy

Welcome to Denver. I'm no comedian but hecklers are expected albeit not right. I've seen them at shows I've been to.

1love1589
1love1589

@britney.ulibarri Kat used to be funny that is why people went to his show. I was there first off it started a hour late. Then he told no jokes. Then the second part he came out clearing after doing his drugs and was on some other shit. He started rapping then making weird faces . His own team was trying to get him off stage . So nobody was being disrespectful. People starting gettin angry after they caught on to Wat was going on because we paid a nice chunk of money. So if you were there u would be upset as well. And he pulled the same stunt last year . And we are even more upset because we don't get a refund back.... I had loved katt too. But te drugs got to him.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

 @telly 

We ALL posses some degree of racism .

IcePrick brings the Klan out of most people ....

I have many friends of different ethnic origins .

Not ONE , is a 'IGNORANT' !

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

 @1love1589 Thanks for the post, 1love. We're going to make it an upcoming Comment of the Day. Congrats.

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