L.A. stand-up performer Katt Williams has been on a comedy tour, often with an locally-based entourage, that seems to be more notable for his peculiar behavior than for punchlines.
Only days after he allegedly led cops in Sacramento on a bizarre pursuit — he reportedly rode a three-whiled motor bike on a sidewalk — Williams was a no-show at a scheduled comedy concert in Seattle last night. His absence was announced on stage.
It wasn't immediately clear …
An opening act, Gina Yashere, stated that he had been arrested, though it wasn't clear for what:
Hmmm… Looks like the American police have a hard on for our Katt.. They arrested him on the way to the show… Cue 4000 very pissed of Seattlans.. I had fun tho…
A tipster told us:
After four hours of opening acts, two artists being booed off stage, the fire alarm going off and fire fighters coming to paramount theater [the show was canceled]. The crowd dispersed at 12 a.m. after the emcee said “Katt had been arrested” and “all the true Katt Williams fans will stick around.” After that people left.
Last night's situation left some fans angered.
#Katt Williams – no show at Seattle venue.Audience waited for 3.5 hrs, only to find out he never showed up.
— Lennis Boyd (@gaiabocelli) November 30, 2012
Damn Katt Williams stood y'all up and no refunds?!!! Why part of the game is that?!
— Eddie Francis (@YOURBOYEDDIE) November 30, 2012
At a stop in Oakland earlier this month Williams rambled for 10 minutes, challenged audience members to fights, and allegedly abandoned his show. He's reportedly being sued.
At one point one of his supporters on-stage says Williams was acting that way because …
… this n—-'s high up in here tonight … This is what happens with a n—- purchases his dope from Oakland, California.
Following that alleged chase, the CHP planned to present a suspicion-of-felony-evading case to the Sacramento County D.A. for prosecution.
Williams had a second Seattle show scheduled tonight.
[Update at 3:42 p.m.]: Seattle police told us they hadn't heard of an arrest; jail records from King County, Washington had no record of Williams being in custody.
We're told tonight's show was expected to go on as scheduled.