By: Kentucky Exposition Center Examiner Special Contributor, Audrey Flagg
“My goal is to build a comedy empire and help restore dignity to our profession. It’s the best I ever feel when I’m on stage, putting the thoughts from my head into those of an audience. Applause is my drug of choice.”– Katt Williams
Popular comedian and entertainer Katt Williams’ leap to stardom was just as unique as his standup routines. The Ohio native’s list of talents includes not only comedian, but actor, rapper, and father of eight children, seven of whom he adopted.
Williams was born in Cincinnati, but raised in Dayton, where at age 12, he landed a full scholarship to the National Science Academy of Dayton. However, Williams longed to unleash his creative side, and purposely lost his scholarship in order to pursue a career in comedy. After performing a short yet successful improv at a comedy club, the underage Williams’ career began, and blossomed into a full-blown comedy empire.
The now 40-year-old entertainer is best known for his roles on television and movies, including hosting the BET Awards and appearing in several episodes of Nick Cannon’s popular cable TV show, “Wild n’ Out.” He will be bringing his live standup comedy to the sister facility of the Kentucky Exposition Center, the KFC Yum! Center Saturday, November 12 at 8:30 p.m. The tour is in conjunction with William’s DVD release of his bonus comedy set, “9 Lives.”
To date, Williams has released several of his stand-up DVD’s including, “Katthouse” and “Let a Playa Play,” and has appeared in several feature films such as “Friday After Next” and “Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.”
Tickets for the show are available for $50.50 and $43.50, reserved seating, including the facility fee. There is a ticket limit of eight per person. Tickets may be purchased at the KFC Yum! Center, the Kentucky Exposition Center and the Kentucky International Convention Center Ticket Offices. Tickets may also be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, through Ticketmaster Charge by Phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at www.ticketmaster.com.