• Amy Schumer and 7 comedians with odd arrest records

    Comedian Amy Schumer was arrested in Washington, D.C. earlier this month while protesting the confirmation of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. She joins a long list of comedians with a police record, so there’s no chance this is a comprehensive list. While they might not have as good of a reason for their arrests as Schumer, there are some pretty crazy stories to be found when comedians run into trouble

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    Katt Williams arrested for assault…again

    Comedian Katt Williams can’t catch a break. Williams was arrested Saturday for allegedly assaulting a Town Car driver in Portland, Oregon. The alleged incident happened during an argument about taking him and his dog from Portland International Airport to a performance in the city. In addition to his fourth-degree assault charge, the recent Emmy winner was arrested for an out-of-state warrant from Georgia. Williams, whose real name is Micah Williams,

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    Katt Williams kidnapping, assault lawsuit dismissed

    News broke late last week that Katt Williams was slammed with another lawsuit, this time for $3 million for an alleged “gang-style” assault on a female comedian and kidnapping her when she tried to escape. TMZ reported the shocking claims from Williams’ former tour partner, Ashima Franklin, who says Williams has a history of abusing her going all the way back to 2012 when he hit her in the face and threw piping

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    Katt Williams allegedly threatens cameraman with gun near Comedy Store, Williams denies it (Exclusive details)

    The troubled once-retired Katt Williams is in hot water yet again. This time, he is under investigation by Los Angeles police for allegedly brandishing a gun near the infamous Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip and threatening a man. Police responded to a 911 call of a man with a gun near the Comedy Store approximately around 2am, “but he was gone when we arrived,” Sgt. Dave Valentine of the

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    Katt Williams arrested, due in court today for separate incident (Updated)

    Update, 5:15 pm ET: This morning, Williams didn’t show up to his Yolo County court appointment (mentioned in the story below). As a result, a $10,000 bench warrant for his arrest was issued, according to CBS in Sacramento. ——————– Troubled comedian Katt Williams was arrested last night outside of his Los Angeles home after he failed to show up to a Sacramento court on Monday. His missed appearance stems from

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    Why Katt Williams reneging on his retirement is a terrible idea

    Oh, so you know how we told you Katt Williams announced his retirement? Right. Well, I guess he was just joking? “Katt is definitely not retiring,” his reps said in a statement. “He will be moving forward with the tour.” In fact, Williams is due to perform in Houston tonight at the Toyota Center. His impromptu announcement came after he spent a rough few days in Seattle, getting arrested, being

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    After string of failed live shows and arrests, Katt Williams tearfully announces retirement (Video)

    He was going to make the announcement from his business offices in Los Angeles, but when a local Seattle reporter caught up with him on the street outside the hotel from which he was ejected, Katt Williams, with a tear rolling down his cheek, decided there was no reason to wait. “I’m just going to go ahead and announce my retirement from stand-up,” he says, dressed in a Kurt Cobain

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    Following meltdown and recent arrest, Katt Williams freaks out onstage in Oakland (Videos)

    When we last left Katt Williams on Thursday he had just been released from an East Oakland jail cell after getting arrested for allegedly breaking a bottle over a guy’s head. The investigation is still pending. The next night, he had a show at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. Much like his Nov. 1 performance in Denver – where he babbled incoherently and left the stage when he got heckled

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    Comedian Katt Williams arrested after bar brawl

    Comedian Katt Williams was arrested last night in East Oakland, CA after police broke up a bar brawl at around 3 a.m. TMZ reports the comedian allegedly broke a bottle over someone’s head at a hotel near Kimball’s Carnival, the club where the scuffle took place. The comedian was questioned by police and released, although an investigation will continue. Williams, 39, is currently in the middle of his Ghetto National

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    Katt Williams has another meltdown onstage amidst hecklers and then walks off (Video)

    Last night wasn’t the first time comedian Katt Williams has melted down onstage and I’m positive it won’t be his last. The circumstances surrounding his latest outburst are all too familiar. Based on reports the show — part of his Ghetto National Convention tour — at the Wells Fargo Theatre in Denver started late, featured six — SIX! — opening comedians and when Williams took the stage he mumbled, took

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    Katt Williams to release his first comedy special in four years (Video preview)

    Continuously embattled comedian Katt Williams has recorded a new stand-up special, Kattpocalypse, for Showtime. It will premiere on the network on Aug 24 with the DVD release scheduled for Sept. 18. Kattpocalypse will be Katt’s newest hour since the release of It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’ in 2008. Since then, the comedian and actor had kept a low profile, staying out of the public eye for the most part. Williams’ “disappearance” even

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    Katt Williams: “I don’t have to apologize for being pro-American” (Video)

    So, remember that apology comedian Katt Williams issued through his publicist, likely in an effort to diffuse the negative press surrounding what some people have labeled an “anti-Mexican” rant he made onstage? Well, the statement did not come from Williams at all and was given to the press without the comedian’s approval. That’s what the embattled comic told CNN anchor TJ Holmes this morning during a live interview. Furthermore, Williams

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    Katt Williams apologizes for ethnic rant; but did he need to?

    On Monday we posted a video of comedian Katt Williams performing in Phoenix. The seven-minute clip captured Williams confronting a heckler in such a way that many viewers questioned whether the often-in-trouble comic was guilty of going off on a racist tirade. When we posted our story, the video had less than 400 views on YouTube; it’s now got well over 200,000. It’s gone viral, to say the least. Williams,

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    Video: Was Katt Williams’ rant at a heckler patriotic or just racist?

    We all know Katt Williams isn’t the most brilliantly-adjusted citizen. He’s a comic who gets himself in trouble — legal and otherwise — every few months or so. Most recently, Katt made a scene during a stand-up show in Phoenix on Saturday. From the video below, it’s unclear how the situation started. However, the video’s description on YouTube explains it like this: “Katt Williams starts raggin’ on Mexicans and then

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    Katt Williams melts down onstage; no refunds will be issued

    When we last left Katt Williams he was being arrested for “intimidating a witness.” As it turns out the troubled comedian returned to the stand-up stage on June 25 in Albuquerque, NM at the Tingley Coliseum but, according to audience members, he didn’t so much perform stand-up comedy as he did babble incoherently, rip off his shirt, bust off a few push-ups and then leave the stage. Williams was the

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