Is Katt Williams Quitting Stand-Up Comedy? Comedian Announces 'Retirement'

on December 06 2012 6:07 PM

Comedian Katt Williams has been in the news a lot lately, most recently after a video emerged of him slapping a Target employee in the face.

 

And he's back in headlines today following the revelation that he is quitting the stand-up comedy game altogether.

 

Katt Williams' comments about his retirement came, oddly, during an impromptu street interview with Seattle television station KOMO on Monday.

 

"I'm just going to go ahead and announce my retirement from stand-up," he told KOMO in the interview. "I'm kinda done."

 

KOMO said the interview took place after he was kicked out of an area hotel Monday evening.

 

Williams was in Seattle for a stand-up comedy show over the weekend, but more attention was paid to an incident with police officers that sent him to the King County, Wash., jail on Sunday on assault, harassment and obstruction charges, according to CNN. He was released on bond Monday, a jail official told CNN.

 

"I've already discussed it with my kids," Williams went on to say in the interview. "I wasn't really going to do it on a Seattle street. I was going to Los Angeles and do it in the offices of ICM or LiveNation."

 

Williams was referring to the ICM talent agency and the LiveNation promotions company.

 

Williams told KOMO he would be in town until Thursday, when he was to be arraigned on the criminal charges, but a lawyer who appeared in court for him Thursday morning stated that he did not know he had to appear because he had read in a Seattle Times article that he was not required to do so, the Seattle Times reported Thursday.

 

This all comes on top of a boatload of other problems for Katt Williams, who said that he has been arrested “over 30 times” in a recent arrest report, according to CNN.

 

Watch the video of Katt Williams' retirement announcement interview below: