Comedian Katt Williams Releases Audio Version of It’s Pimpin’, Pimpin’ On Warner Bros. Records January 27
In an unprecedented power move for the multi-talented comedian/actor, Salient Media recently inked a deal with Warner Bros. Records to distribute the audio version to Katt Williams’ critically acclaimed fourth stand-up DVD It’s Pimpin’, Pimpin,’ which is scheduled to be released January 27, 2009.
The DVD version was released in November and features a collection of the comedian’s brash, no-holds-barred routines from his 100-city tour, which grossed more than $25 million in ticket sales. As proof positive to Williams’ ranking of being the number-one urban comedian in the market, It’s Pimpin’, Pimpin’ DVD has sold 200K since its Nov. 11 release and is projected to sell a half a million by the time the special airs.
Previous DVD releases from Williams include laugh riots Pimp Chronicles and Katt Live, both released in 2006 and selling more than 700,000 units each and last year’s American Hustle, which has sold more than 650,000 units and counting.
Making his first mark on the American public as pint-sized pimp “Money Mike” in side-splitting comedy Friday After Next, the Cincinnati-born, Dayton, Ohio-raised go-getter quickly became a household name for his brutal, off-the-cuff brand of comedy and parlayed his position into roles as “Rickey” in the $40-million-grossing box-office smash First Sunday and ex-pimp “Lord Have Mercy” in last year’s Norbit, which took in more than $70 million.
He also served as a cast member on MTV’s Wild ‘n Out for several seasons and has even contributed to numerous skits and video appearances for artists such as The Game, Ludacris, T.I., E-40, Outkast, Lil’ Kim, Lyfe Jennings, Nick Cannon, DJ Drama, Lil’ Scrappy and Lil Jon. In addition, Williams voices “A Pimp Named Slickback” on the Adult Swim’s “The Boondocks.”