Vivendi Gets Last Laugh in Stand-up for Katt Williams26 Aug, 2009 By: Angelique Flores
Vivendi Entertainment will release what could be the last stand-up comedy special from Katt Williams.
Codeblack Entertainment’s Katt Williams: Pimpadelic streets Oct. 13 at $19.99 and features the comedian performing in front of a sold-out audience in Washington, D.C.
The comedian announced his retirement from standup at the end of last year, said Jeff Clanagan, CEO of Codeblack Entertainment, and has not performed since. So this release is likely the last stand-up DVD from Williams.
In addition the disc has a 15-minute bonus performance. The never-before-seen concert footage was unearthed from William’s personal vault.
“Katt amassed quite a bit of footage from various shows that he shot with his personal film crew,” Clanagan said. “He kept all of it in his personal vault. We were lucky enough to acquire all of this footage and were able to cull some gems. The bonus footage was shot over a period of time at various performances and tour stops.”
Another bonus feature is a never-before seen interview with Williams. The comedian intimately discusses his family, career, God, his future plans and the comedy business.
“Katt has always shied away from doing interviews,” Clanagan said. “What’s unique about Pimpadelic is that you are getting what you expect from Katt — a hilarious concert performance — but you are also getting a chance to see the personal side of Katt through this rare interview. He did this interview with his personal film crew and kept it in his personal vault until now. You get to relate to Katt in a way that we haven’t been able to before. It’s quite insightful.”
His previous DVDs — Pimp Chronicles Pt.1, American Hustle and It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’ have together sold more than 2 million DVDs, according to Vivendi.
“The first Katt Williams titles, Pimp Chronicles and American Hustle, were driven by broadcast opportunities on HBO and then Comedy Central,” said Soumya Sriraman, SVP of marketing for Vivendi. “Following the success of those two, both consumers and retailers have demanded more each year.”