Katt Williams Makes a Comeback
Comedian's Showtime special full of political and religious humor, little reflection
Hollywood is full of comeback stories.
What sets comedians apart is that they can poke fun at themselves on the road to career redemption and make fans and money doing it. Legends such as Richard Pryor and George Carlin took self-deprecation to a whole new level and were not afraid to hold a mirror up to their addictions and demons. Most recently, Dave Chappelle launched an impromptu comedy tour allowing him to address his self-imposed exile from the spotlight.
But fans hoping to see Katt Williams do the same on the Showtime comedy special "Kattpacalypse," which airs Saturday, will be sorely disappointed. Instead, the 38-year-old funnyman absurdly rocks what he calls a "Mayor of Who-ville" hairdo and tells a lot of jokes about President Barack Obama, other political figures, religion and even Michael Jackson.
While Williams flirts with the subject of his 2008 retirement from comedy as well as his numerous arrests and drug use, the jokes are brief and vague. Perhaps Williams needs more time to reflect and get back to us.
"Kattpacalypse" airs Saturday, Aug. 25, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.