Comedian Katt Williams made headlines recently over an arrest in Oakland, almost cancelling a show over his legal troubles. He did the show anyway, but it was apparently so bad that at least one audience member has filed a lawsuit over it.
The latest in a string of bizarre headlines following the comedian has a member of his Oakland audience seeking damages from Williams after being underwhelmed by his performance at the show. Williams and promoter Live Nation are being served a class action lawsuit filed by Brian Herline on behalf of everyone who went to see the comedian’s November 16 performance, reports TMZ.
The lawsuit was filed on the day before Thanksgiving in Alameda County, California. According to the suit, Williams’ show ended after only 10 minutes, after the comedian “confronted a heckler, took his clothes off, and attempted to fight at least three audience members.”
In light of this bizarre meltdown, Herline has decided to sue for “Katt Williams’ non-performance,” and is seeking unspecified damages.
Two days before the Oakland show, Williams was arrested on battery charges after allegedly hitting someone over the head with a bottle. Williams was caught on tape saying that his Friday night show would be cancelled, and complained that he was being wrongfully arrested, saying that he was outnumbered four-to-one.
We opined at the time that Williams was attempting to use his star power to garner sympathy to his plight, seemingly proven by the fact that he performed in Oakland anyway. However, there is as of yet no explanation for his brief and erratic performance.
Do you think that dissatisfied audience members should be able to sue over bad performances? If so, I can think of a few instances I’d like to get my money back.