KATT WILLIAMS

8 p.m., Robinson Center Music Hall. $37.50-$50.

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Katt Williams often gets billed as the “king of underground comedy.”
That’s probably about to change. You sell out enough arenas and
auditoriums (at press time only the balcony at Robinson remained open),
do enough music video cameos, HBO specials and movies, and pretty soon,
“underground” ain’t going to fit. Those who’ve seen his HBO special,
“The Pimp Chronicles, Vol. 1,” or seen him almost single-handedly make
terrible movies worth watching (“Norbit,” “Friday After Next”) know
what I’m talkin’ about. The man is stupid funny. So funny that those
comparisons to Richard Pryor don’t seem ridiculous (though, like MJ,
there will never be another Richard Pryor, though we’ll be heralding
the next Richard Pryor forever). A gifted physical comedian, Williams
is ribald, controversial and tireless. Sadly, his best jokes are pretty
much unprintable herein. But it’s not hard to find clips. See YouTube,
see the trailer for the forthcoming “American Hustle,” see even the new
“Grand Theft Auto” game, which features exclusive material from the
comedian.  

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