dOc on facebook
Jennifer Esposito Is Your Newest NCIS Agent in Season 1...
Critics Are Split on Ghostbusters Reboot ...
'Respect is key': The Game, Snoop Dogg lead march to LA...
Kristen Stewart's Sheer Dress At 'Equals' Premiere -- S...
"A Slow Slipping Away"-- Kris Kristofferson's Long-Undi...
Fox News' Roger Ailes Sued for Sexual Harassment by Ous...
Garrison Keillor Retires from 'Prairie Home Companion' ...
Jennifer Aniston is Pregnant: Star Steps Out in Loose D...
Hiddleswift Is One Big Song Promotion -- A Theory...
Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie Presley files for ...
Studio: E1 Entertainment
Cast: Katt Williams
Director: Marcus Raboy
Release Date: October 18, 2012
Rating: Not Rated for Adult Language, Adult Content
Run Time: 01h:00m:42s
"Aint gonna be about race no more in 2012. Uh-uhn. It's bigger than that." - Katt Williams
Kattapacalypse is pretty funny, but ultimately unsatisfying and not worthy of multiple viewings. Katt Williams is a funny dude but his material here is choppy and disjointed. He comes onto the stage like a lion abut by the end is laying down with the lambs.
Movie Grade: C
DVD Grade: C-
Katt Williams has had his share of troubles off the stage with rants, arrests and an odd hoax in 2008 that said he had died in a plane crash. That same year he had retired from comedy and this year’s Kattapalyse was to serve as his comeback and he returned to the stage in a gala event on New Year's Eve 2011 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. In the video he hits the stage like the long-lost return of a people’s heavyweight champion. The show starts fast and furious, with Katt throwing himself around the stage with great vigor and shouting out his jokes.
The theme of the show revolves around the predicted Mayan apocalypse of 2012 and turns out the be unfortunate as most of the jokes involving it fall pretty flat. The n-word serves him well but its absence would render his act quite deficient in humor somewhat on the level of Mark Twain’s evaluation of the deficiencies of the Book of Mormon without “it came to pass.” Michael Jackson and Barack Obama both receive attention from Katt with mixed results. He does get off some good jokes and there are belly laughs, but overall this show fails to satisfy. Everything is too disjointed and the themes of the humor just don’t go anywhere.
The act is reasonably edgy and in-your-face aggressive. Williams shoots and scores against the racial divide throughout, skewering stereotypes on all sides. He tackles big ideas including religion, the apocalypse, and politics with a long take on Obama's presidency. He works the stage maniacally and you can often see a glint in his eye behind the mask as he goes over the edge on purpose. There are great bits of physical comedy in both his running and sliding about the stage and endless mugging for the audience. Throughout the show, Katt shouts out the while people, both informing them and querying them about their baffling behavior.
Katt Williams draws on an older style of race comedy that evokes Red Foxx, Slappy White and the Chitlin’ Circuit in a modern context. Many times black comedians were able to address subjects in their comedy that were avoided in normal discourse and serve a real purpose in breaking down stereotypes and bringing together the races by ridiculing their differences. Katt Williams is funny but it is difficult to call him a great comedian in a modern sense. Too often he seems to fall back to exploiting the stereotypes rather than transcending them. Katt has some work to do.
Given the choice of comedy videos to rent for a party, I would not put Kattapalyse on the list. Still, it is a definite for Katt completists.
The DVD includes a brief animation illustrating part of the Obama riff that is pretty funny.
Posted by: Jesse Shanks - October 6, 2012, 2:17 pm - DVD Review
television, jennifer esposito, blue bloods, ncis, mark harmon. duane henry, wilmer valderrama, michael weatherly, bull, movie, ghostbusters, comedy, chris helmsworth, melissa mcarthy, kristen wiig, celebrity, rap, game, shoop dogg, jayceon terrell taylor, alton sterling, kristen stewart, equals, jonathan simkhal, nicholas hoult, music, kris kristofferson, country music hall of fame, alzheimers, lyme disease, fox news, gretchen carlson, fox and friends, steve doocy, roger ailes, the real story with gretchen carlson, radio, garrison keillor, a prairie home companion, jennifer anniston, baby bump, justin theroux, taylor swift, tom hiddleston, calvin harris, lisa marie presley, michael lockwood, riley and benjamin keough, danny keough, michael jackson, nicolas cage, tom affleck, boston fan, bill simmons, hbo show, any given wednesday, tom brady, deflategate, hamilton, lin-manuel mianda, periscope, heart tweet machine, hamilton mixtape, cable, hbo, curb your enthusiasm, larry david, bernie sanders, saturday night live, maya and marty, christina grimmie, murdered, plaza live, before you exit, marcus grimmie, nashville, cmt, president brian phillips, the tonight show, jimmy fallon, president obama, the roots, hillary clinton, tim mcgraw, faith hill, maggie mcgraw, humble and kind, ellen degeneres show, titi pierce, coldwell banker robbins & free realty, hairspray live!, tracy turnblad, york theatre company, john waters, jennifer hudson, harvey fierstein, martin short, derek hough, j.k. rowling, harry potter and the cursed child, noma dumezweni, emma watson, judd apatow, paul freig, melissa mccarthy, romance, history channel, roots, remake, anika noni rose, t.i., malachi kirby, josh duhamel, transformers, fergie, black eyed peas, axl, double dutchess, abc, music city, grand ole opry, chip esten, lennon stella, the voice, alisan porterm, christina aguilera, ceelo green, ariana grande, sia, the little big town, 2016 billboard music awards, pink, just like fire, pamela neal, warrior princess, send my love (to your new lover), billboard music awards, adele, patrick daughters, bryan cranston, lbj, all the way, melissa leo, frank langella, todd weeks, hard sell, kristin chenoweth, wicked
Promote Your Page Too
Original Magic Dress.com