ROCHESTER, N.Y. (December 13, 2021) – Comedy titan and Emmy® Award-winning actor, Katt Williams, announces his World War III Tour is coming to Rochester. Performing at the Blue Cross Arena on April 1 at 8 p.m., Williams brings his unparalleled talents to the stage with new material that blends sidesplitting comedy with thought-provoking social commentary. Tickets go on sale to the general public 10 a.m. Dec. 17 at Ticketmaster.com and the box office. All state and local health and safety guidelines at the time of the event will be followed.
With a career spanning over 20 years, Williams has earned a worldwide reputation as one of today's top entertainers, having developed a career seeded with thousands of sold-out arenas, an expansive list of starring roles on the small screen and memorable performances in major box office hits. His latest project, the comedy horror film “The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2,” follow-up to the 2016 indie hit “Meet the Blacks,” premiered June 11 and stars Williams along with Mike Epps, Snoop Dogg and Danny Trejo. The film earned numerous accolades on opening weekend including: #1 Comedy in North America, #1 highest-grossing new independent film release, and biggest opening for a feature film in less than 1,000 locations since March 2020.
Since performing his first stand-up show as a teenager, Williams has been taking the comedy world by storm. He quickly developed a unique style of standup that highlights articulate and sharp dialogue, rooted in conversations reflecting the American political landscape. By 1999, he had cultivated a loyal fan base and was performing on some of the most notable comedy stages in the nation. After conquering the stage, Williams shifted his focus into film and television. In 2002, Williams made his onscreen debut as a guest star on “NYPD Blue.” Soon after, Williams began to consistently book television appearances, before landing his first feature film role as Money Mike in “Friday After Next.” Following his breakout performance in the sequel to “Friday,” Williams captured the attention of directors, producers, and audiences in a major way, eventually racking up an extensive list of memorable onscreen appearances including “Father Figures,” “Norbit,” “Scary Movie V,” “Epic Movie,” “Bastards,” “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,” “The Boondocks,” “Wild 'n Out,” and his guest role in “Atlanta,” which earned him a Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. Celebrated for his brilliance and ingenuity on stage, Williams is also known for his epic standup specials, including “The Pimp Chronicles,” “It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’,” “Katt Williams: Pimpadelic,” “American Hustle,” “Priceless: Afterlife,” “Kattpacalypse,” and most recently, “Katt Williams: Great America” on Netflix.
The World War III Tour is presented by North American Entertainment Group Inc., one of the leading independent promoters of entertainment tours and live events in the United States.
Date: Friday, April 1, 2022
Showtime: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Blue Cross Arena, 100 Exchange Boulevard, One War Mem Sq, Rochester, NY 14614
Ticket Prices: $59, $75, $99, $125, $250 (plus applicable service charges)
ABOUT KATT WILLIAMS
Katt Williams is a comedian, actor, rapper and social activist who’s over-the-top, often polarizing brand of humor has made him one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world with a career spanning over 20 years and thousands of performances. In 2018, Williams returned to television with his critically acclaimed Netflix comedy special, “Katt Williams: Great America,” filmed in Jacksonville, FL. That same year, Williams earned a Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his guest role in “Atlanta” on FX. His latest project, comedy horror film “The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2,” the follow-up to the 2016 indie hit “Meet the Blacks,” premiered June 11 and stars Mike Epps, Williams, Snoop Dogg and Danny Trejo. The film earned numerous accolades on opening weekend including: #1 Comedy in North America, #1 highest-grossing new independent film release, and biggest opening for a feature film in less than 1,000 locations since March 2020. With ratings gold HBO Specials ("The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1," "It's Pimpin' Pimpin'," "Kattpacalypse," "Priceless: Afterlife," "Katt Williams Live," "American Hustle"), Williams remains as one of the top touring comedians in the country as he embarks on his national World War III Tour, while adding to his list of on-screen achievements (“Friday After Next,” “Norbit,” “Epic Movie,” “Bastards,” “The Boondocks,” “Wild 'n Out”). To keep up with Williams, follow him on Facebook @KattWilliams and Instagram: @kattwilliams.
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