Katt Williams Information
Katt Williams (born Katt Micah Williams, August 27, 1975, in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American comedian. He is the son of a former member of the Black Panther Party.
Katt started reading at age 3. By 9 he won an Oratorical Competition in Dayton. By 12, he won a number of awards for science projects and landed a full scholarship at The National Science Academy, a prestigious private school in Dayton. Once Katt found out about the scholarship, he promptly failed a math test on purpose so he didn't have to go --- the comedy bug was too strong.
At an early age, Katt told his parents he wanted to emulate his idols such as Bill Cosby, Darnell Allen and Richard Pryor by becoming a comedian. He emancipated himself at 13 and moved to Florida with his dog, Rasha, and became a street vendor. In his teen years he crafted his art on the stand-up circuits of Florida, Oklahoma, New Orleans, Sacramento amongst other places.
Williams's big break came in the summer of 1999 when he won Cedric the Entertainer’s Anheuser-Busch "Best Los Angeles Comic’s" Award. This propelled Katt into the role of 'Money Mike' in 2002's Friday After Next (a character he went on to play at the start of Lil Kim's video for 'Lighters Up' in 2005).
Later in 2001, Katt auditioned for the Montreal Comedy Festival and was chosen as one of the 'New Faces'. Before he stepped foot on stage in Canada, he landed an overall deal with NBC Studios and D(dot)nell Productions.
In October 2002, he auditioned at Twentieth Century Fox for NYPD Blue and was immediately offered the role. In April 2003, he starred in the Tracy Morgan Pilot for NBC which was picked up for mid-season 2003-2004 on NBC, but eventually got cancelled. In a Boondocks' episode "Guess Hoe's Coming to Dinner" he voices "A Pimp Named Slickback" which is modeled after his character "Money Mike" in Friday After Next. He has also made appearances in sitcoms such as, My Wife and Kids and Cuts.
Further, in 2003, he appeared in Nick Cannon’s 'Gigolo', E40’s 'One Night Stand,' Ludacris’s 'Stand-up' and in 2004, Outkast’s, 'Roses,' Suga Free’s 'Thinkin,' and Ludacris’s 'Pimpin All Over The World.' Recent music videos he has appeared in include Lil' Kim's "Lighter's Up", Paul Wall's "Girl", E40’s 'U and Dat, Suga Free's "Thinkin'", and Lil Scrappy's 'Money in da Bank.'
Williams has also been present in the music industry. He rapped on The Game's mix tape Ghost Unit, where he and The Game dissed the Roc-a-Fella group Young Gunz after they claimed he was a "fake *** pimp".
Williams is often seen as part of the audience and as a performer at the Laugh Factory, located on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California. He has also performed on BET's Comic View, and Def Comedy Jam.
He was recently signed to Dipset, a rap group led by Cam'Ron under Warner Music, going by his commonly known name "Money Mike."
In 2006 Williams starred on his own new stand-up HBO show: The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1
Quotes "Don't give me that shit about it's a drug! It ain't no motherf**king drug! I've done the research. It's just a plant. It just grow like that. And if you just happen to set it on fire, there are some effects! But that's not the same as drugs. Drugs, you got to do shit to it chemically. You gotta add baking soda, water, stir it up, I don’t know the recipe I'm just saying! There's some shit you got to do it to!"