Katt Williams thinks the uber-rich have something in common — a lot of them are “freaks.”
The comedian shared that observation during his stand-up set at the “Netflix Is a Joke” comedy festival on May 5 in Los Angeles. Williams was the first comedian on the bill at the Hollywood Palladium for the show titled “Snoop Dogg’s F–n Around Comedy Special.”
Mixing jokes with social commentary, Williams talked about abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court, unity and the fact that the audience was filled with people of all races.
“We’re all going to need each other. Stop envying people. Stop thinking somebody has got it better than you. No the f–k they don’t!” he said to applause in the packed house. “You couldn’t give me a billion dollars to be a billionaire. Being a billionaire ain’t sh-t these days.”
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Williams roasted some of the world’s richest athletes and entertainers, including Michael Jordan, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z and Kanye West, now known as Ye.
“Kanye got a billion dollars and lost his b–ch to a comedian that looks like a tall, pale corpse,” he said about Saturday Night Live comic Pete Davidson, who is currently dating Kanye’s ex-wife, Kim Kardashian.
Williams then turned his attention to Oprah Winfrey, who told the Los Angeles Times in an April 29 interview that she was so concerned about COVID-19, she didn’t leave her house for nearly a year. “I didn’t leave home for 322 days — literally did not leave the house,” she said.
Katt Williams brought up the story and shook his head in disbelief.
“Oprah got a billion dollars,” he noted. “She said she stayed in the house 325 days! What. The. F–k? To stay in the house 325 days in a motherfu–ing row, you’ve got to be a billionaire and a freak!”
Williams followed it up with several vulgar comments about how Winfrey may have filled her time with her friend Gayle King and longtime partner Stedman Graham.
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The comic also dragged “the richest motherf–ers in the world” — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
“Twenty five or 30 years ago, jocks and cool guys teamed up and bullied the nerds. Now nerds rule the motherf–ing world! It’s the revenge of the nerds,” he said. “Those three names I said ain’t f–ed but three women their whole lives and they’re worth 400 billion dollars. I don’t want to be them!”
Williams was one of six of Snoop Dogg’s favorite comedians who performed at the event, which was recorded for a special on Netflix.
Also taking the stage during the first show of the night were comedians DeRay Davis, Melanie Comarcho, Guy Torry, Donnell Rawlings, and Mike Epps.
Snoop hosted the event, smoked on stage, talked about buying Death Row Records, and performed some of his hit songs. DJ Pooh kept the music flowing.
Almost all of the comics joked about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars and Dave Chappelle being attacked by a man armed with a replica handgun equipped with a switchblade days earlier at the Netflix festival.
Epps warned the audience to stay in their seats and not to try anything like the man who was charged with battery and other counts for allegedly tackling Chappelle at the Hollywood Bowl.
“I’ll hit you in your motherf–ing mouth if you run up on me,” Epps said to laughter.
There was also a bit of drama just before the show started. An unruly fan heckled warm-up comedian Gary “G. Thang” Johnson throughout his set. At one point, the man started yelling from his seat and arguing with the comic. The crowd and Johnson eventually got fed up and security moved in. The man appeared to throw a punch (it was hard to see from our seats), but he was clearly no match for the muscular security guards and was hauled out of the venue.
Snoop Dogg opened the show with a few jokes about the incident.
“Somebody just got their ass kicked,” he said with a warning, “sit your ass down, so you don’t get dragged out like that ni–a!”
The “Netflix Is a Joke” festival ran from April 28 to May 8 in Los Angeles.