Katt Williams

It's Pimpin' Pimpin'

BY Scott GlaysherPublished May 5, 2017

A plethora of blunt political commentary and about as many uses of the word "motherfucker" as you can imagine make up Katt Williams' second comedy special, It's Pimpin' Pimpin'. Filmed in the iconic Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, Katt daringly turns 75 minutes of standup comedy into a hilariously over-the-top critique of post-Bush America.
Many would argue that his first offering, The Pimp Chronicles Part 1,  was his comedic magnum opus, but It's Pimpin' Pimpin' brings an evolved level of performance that its predecessor didn't have. Instead of strictly loud, sweaty, raw energetic spats, Katt makes smoother observations about the American experience in early 2008.
He spends the first half hour clowning George W. and even suggests a USA without a commander and chief: "Maybe we don't need a president right now. Can we be single as a country for a while and maybe date a president, see how that work out for a couple months?" He delivers this criticism with that same old nasally shout that immediately evokes eruption of laughter but also a healthy dose of contemplation.
As the special rolls on and Katt's belt buckle gets increasingly brighter, he eases off of the American plight and gets into a more miscellaneous babble. He doesn't get the same type of howling reaction when talking about tiger attacks and vaporizers but remains entertaining nonetheless.
If nothing else, It's Pimpin' Pimpin' serves as an unconventional piece of personal motivation despite painting the world with a fairly pessimistic brush. "That motherfucker Kevin Federline is the American goddamn dream. He is proof that you can take nothing and turn it into something"; a classic case of funny because it's true.
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