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About the author:
Comedian / author, Darryl Littleton (aka D'Militant) produced BETs "Comic View", was a commentator for NPR and sits on the advisory board of the Comedy Hall of Fame. He's written for scores of comedians including Katt Williams and was the executive producer of the Robert Townsend documentary "Why We Laugh". That acclaimed film is based on Darryl's first book "Black Comedians on Black Comedy", also available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, public libraries and is taught at USC.
Pimp Down: The Rise & Fall of Katt Williams
This compelling insider's view of what went wrong with the most meteoric career in comedy takes the reader deep into the world of 21st Century fame. The tantrums, drugs, lavish hotels, sexual exploits, booze, expensive cars, multiple suicide attempts, private jets, fans, celebrity worship, swanky homes, hanger-ons, tour disputes, jail time, court dates, gang hits, fat cigars, media persecution and betrayals are all chronicled.
The career of Katt Williams, the most sought after, controversial comedian of his generation, is explored. In 2008 Katt solidified his lofty hype with a $50 million grossing comedy tour followed up by a well publicized meltdown, a brief stay in a mental facility and retirement.
How could it all go so wrong so fast? What happened to the crown pimp of comedy? Why didn't anybody help him? Darryl Littleton, Williams former writer was there when it crumbled and picks up the pieces in "Pimp Down: The Rise & Fall of Katt Williams", which lays out step-by-step how Williams, the pimp, was undermined by his own trusted female camp, his industry and himself.
In 2011 he came out of retirement to enter into Act II of his never boring career. "Pimp Down: The Rise & Fall of Katt Williams" shows us what destroyed Act I.
- Publication Date:
- 1467991317 / 9781467991315
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Humor / General