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Spike Lee Will Direct Katt Williams’ Return to HBO In New Comedy Special

Spike Lee Will Direct Katt Williams' Return to HBO In New Comedy Special

Katt Williams will return to HBO for his second stand-up comedy special on the network, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. 

To be taped at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, Canada, May 17, the exclusive hour-long presentation will be directed by Spike Lee, and will debut later this year.

Katt Williams previously appeared on HBO in the 2006 solo special The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1, as well as Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam.

His feature-film credits include Scary Movie 5, The Obama Effect, Lonely Street, Norbit, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and Friday After Next, while he has been seen on such TV series as NYPD Blue, My Wife and Kids, Girlfriends and The Boondocks.

The special is produced for HBO by New Wave Entertainment; executive producers are Brian Volk-Weiss and Katt Williams; director, Spike Lee.

Spike Lee is also directing Jerrod Carmichael’s first HBO stand-up comedy special, which will be taped at The Comedy Store in Hollywood, and will debut later this year.

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This is a great pairing because I believe Kat has a lot more to say with his sardonic and unapologetically irreverent brand of comedy. Having said that it's his new material that matters most; whether or not Spike has Kat's 'ear' to shape Kat's creative voice and statement. Otherwise this show will be well executed and look great on screen but still tout that same ratchet-style Kat litter (albeit very funny) I'm still waiting for the insightful thought-provoking complexity and maturity I know Kat's capable of delivering.

Keke G

You meant Ontario, California on May 17, 2014.

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