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Katt Williams Hits Back After Dave Chappelle Criticized Him for Only Mentioning Black Comics in ‘Club Shay Shay’ Interview

Comedian Katt Williams blew the lid off the comedy world when he appeared on the “Club Shay Shay” podcast earlier this year.

Williams didn’t hold back in his interview, taking shots at fellow comedians like Ricky Smiley, Kevin Hart, Cedric the Entertainer and Steve Harvey. He accused his colleagues of plagiarizing jokes, being members of the Illuminati and simply not being funny.

A few Williams targets responded, many choosing to take the high road. But not Dave Chapelle, a comedian whom the producer of “Pimpin’ Pimpin'” spoke highly of and called a “King.”

After Williams went viral, Chappelle performed on MonDERAYS at the Hollywood Improv, hosted by DeRay Davis, and questioned why Williams would put down other Black comedians on the podcast.

Dave Chappelle calls out his 'wild' friend Katt Williams for bashing black comedians in an explosive interview with Shannon Sharpe.Dave Chappelle calls out his 'wild' friend Katt Williams for bashing black comedians in an explosive interview with Shannon Sharpe.
Dave Chappelle (left) has called out his friend Katt Williams (right) for slamming black comedians in an explosive interview with Shannon Sharpe. (Photos: Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images, Paras Griffin/Getty Images for The Vanity Group)

“I’ve been doing comedy for almost 40 years, and I’m only 50 years old,” the DC comic shared, qualifying himself by explaining that he’s done every type of gig imaginable, including baby showers, baptisms, weddings, etc. .

“What part of the game is this?” he asked the crowd. “He ethered n-gas. He didn’t say anything about these white boys. None of these white guys function like that.”

He poetically asked, “Katt is one of the best painters in the game. So why are you taking ugly pictures of us?”

Months later, Williams commented on his colleague’s comments in an interview with The New York Times to promote his live Netflix comedy special “Woke Foke.”

While discussing whether he expected retaliation from the other comics he marketed, the Ohio native said, “(No), ’cause there ain’t no other big dogs they can call but Chappelle, and Chappelle would never cross me . Dun dun dun dun, and then he did it!

Williams then addressed the “paint/ugly pictures” comment and explained why he used his words to paint the Kings of Comedy the color he did.

“If I came to tell you a beautiful story, I would have painted a beautiful picture for you. “I was trying to paint a story of a group of ugly people who would do things that would hurt you and uplift them even though they didn’t have to do that,” he told the publication.

“Instead of helping you or befriending you,” the “Dark Matter” comedian said, “they would go so far as to steal from you if they couldn’t emulate you and then lie about you.”

Williams’ entire story is about him befriending and helping other comics. Part of his lore is that he watches the stand-up routines of new comics, and instead of stealing bits (as he says others have done), he anonymously gives them extra money to encourage them to keep going.

He also puts comics on tour with him. On his recent tour, which seems to be sold out at every stop, he has opened for Cory “Zooman” Miller, Mark Curry, Mo’Nique, Torrei Hart, MC Red Grant and Tommy Davidson.

On Saturday, May 4, fans had the choice of tuning into Netflix or purchasing tickets to head to the YouTube Theater in Inglewood to watch the special “Netflix Is A Joke Presents: Katt Williams,” also known as “Woke Foke.” to look at. Only time will tell if his show will be as watched as Chappelle’s most recent offering, “The Dreamer” or “The Closer.”