Katt Williams hands out $100 bills at Jamie Masada's Laugh Factory

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Can't wait 'til Jimmy hits it big! Hell, I'd even settle for 5 whole DOLLERZ!

Katt Williams hands out $100 bills at show

Comedian gave out about $29,000 to audience, club owner says

The Associated Press
Feb. 12, 2008

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Even a standup comedian can use a good prop, and Katt Williams had one of the best — a briefcase stuffed with cash.

While he cracked jokes at the Laugh Factory on Sunday night, the comedian with a taste for fedoras and wide lapels worked the audience, handing out $100 bills to everybody. In all, the comedian handed out about $29,000, Laugh Factory owner Jamie said.

“You should have seen it,” Masada said. “Some people were crying. They came to see the show and they got $100.”

Williams’ manager didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail Tuesday, but Masada said the comedian told the audience he hadn’t forgotten his roots and wanted to thank his loyal audience.

Williams appeared with Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan in this year’s “First Sunday.” He has hosted BET’s annual Hip Hop Awards since its first broadcast in 2006.

URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23135176/
 

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in other news, Masada then banned him from ever performing there again for calling his friends in the front *******

:rolleyes:
 
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How big is the Laugh Factory?
$29,000 seems like some people must have got like $600.

I'm not sure how much I'd need to sit through a Kat Williams show.
 

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How much is that stupid Nick Cannon show on MTV paying where he can give out $29,000?
 

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The waitresses at the Factory were telling me about this last night.

They didn't mention that he was handing out money to the audience, or that he had a briefcase of cash, but they DID say he gave each of the employees 100 bucks.

And you're right, the Laugh Factory ain't that big. 29,000 dollars is 290 separate hundred dollar bills. And at most, it seats 175. Maybe there were 2 shows that night.
 
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And you're right, the Laugh Factory ain't that big. 29,000 dollars is 290 separate hundred dollar bills. And at most, it seats 175. Maybe there were 2 shows that night.
I'm a math-challenged idiot.
I was thinking he'd need 29,000 people to show up to give each of them $100 and give out $29,000. But obviously that'd mean he'd only give each of them $1

It makes sense that if the max is 175 and like 150 people showed up for each of two shows.
 

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Wow, really playing up to the pimp gimmick isn't he?

If the guy gave me $100 I'd use it to get tickets to see someone funny, like Vos.
 

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The waitresses at the Factory were telling me about this last night.

They didn't mention that he was handing out money to the audience, or that he had a briefcase of cash, but they DID say he gave each of the employees 100 bucks.

And you're right, the Laugh Factory ain't that big. 29,000 dollars is 290 separate hundred dollar bills. And at most, it seats 175. Maybe there were 2 shows that night.
Glad we got a professional comedian to clear that up. That was really going to screw my new sig up!
 

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katt williams isn't that bad... i saw his act a few months ago and had a great time. too bad i didn't get a hundo for it though.
 

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I don't really get the Katt Williams thing. Too shticky for my tastes. Cool way to get a little press, though.
 

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Everyone at my dorms tuned in to his recent show on Comedy Central like it was the super bowl :X. I don't get it.
 

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Yeah... good publicity stunt and if it had any merit to being sincere, then good for him.

That gets more attention than comping a show (pro bono like)... good move either way.

Great way to launder dirty money too ;)
 

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“You should have seen it,” Masada said. “Some people were crying. They came to see the show and they got $100.”
Who the fuck cries when they get $100?