Katt Williams Was "Crushed" After Cedric The Entertainer Allegedly Stole His Joke
Back in 2000, comedy fans were thrilled when the Kings of Comedy hit theaters. Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac, D.L. Hughley, and Cedric The Entertainer all joined together for a stand-up routine that has gone down in comedy history, but Katt Williams recently revealed that he had a bone to pick with one of his fellow comedians.
During the film, Cedric closes out his routine with a joke about having to park a large spaceship Cadillac. In an interview with The Morning Hustle, Williams revealed that the joke was originally his and he was "crushed" when he saw Cedric perform it on the big screen.
"Well, when it initially happened to me, it crushed me just because the comedian was already bigger and more famous than me and he took my closing joke and made it his closing joke on Kings of Comedy," said Williams. "The reason it hit so bad was that I was in the theater. I paid my money to go see Kings of Comedy and to see my joke being there and not me was about as disrespectful as it gets in our craft and I took it really personally with Cedric The Entertainer at that time."
"Now, since then, I've done enough work with ten comedy specials. You either have to write your own jokes or you're telling a variation of my joke, whether you acknowledge it or not." Katt Williams added that as artists, you're either "originally creating or you are borrowing bits and pieces." When asking if he ever confronted Cedric about the incident, Williams said he hadn't addressed it.
“I’m not that type of comedian. I’m going in your mouth where the joke is when you steal my jokes, and I have a reputation in this industry that if you steal my joke, you’re gonna be missing a tooth or two... I don’t play like that.”
Check out Williams's interview below and the joke in question from Kings of Comedy above.