Katt Williams’ ‘WWIII’ comedy tour comes to Tampa’s Amalie Arena this summer

Williams recently schooled Joe Budden listeners on ‘cancel culture.’

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Tickets to see Katt Williams at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. are on sale now and start at $59.

Comedian Katt Williams will bring his “World War II” tour to Tampa’s Amalie Arena on Saturday, Aug. 21.

Tickets to see Katt Williams at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, Aug. 21 at 8 p.m. are on sale now and start at $59.

The tour includes, “new material that blends sidesplitting comedy with thought-provoking social commentary,” says a press release from North American Entertainment Group Inc., who is producing the tour.

Williams, who’s comedic style is over the top and sometimes polarizing, is also an activist, actor and rapper. He doesn’t hold back from weighing in with his personal politics. In early June, when asked on the Joe Budden podcast about how comedians can be comedians in the midst of “cancel culture,” Williams replied that the situation shouldn’t affect comedians who are actually funny.

“Some of these things are for the benefit of everything. Nobody likes the speed limit, but it’s necessary. Nobody likes the shoulder of the road, but it’s there for a reason,” Williams said. “My point is, [people] weren’t all that extremely funny back when they could say whatever they wanted to say. At the end of the day, there’s no cancel culture. Cancellation doesn’t have its own culture.”

Williams’ career has spanned over 20 years. He has developed a style of standup that highlights cutting dialogue, rooted in conversations reflecting the American political landscape.

In 2018, Williams hosted his Netflix comedy special, “Katt Williams: Great America,” in Jacksonville, where he spent the opening of the special making fun of the city for its crime and the design of the city. That same year, Williams earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his guest role in “Atlanta” on FX.

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Justin Garcia

Justin Garcia previously wrote for the USA Today Network, The Economic Hardship Reporting Project, Scalawag Magazine, and various other news outlets. When he's not writing, Justin likes to make music, read, play basketball and spend time with loved ones. 

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