Poor Money Mike....
Comedian Katt Williams' onstage meltdown in Oakland brings angry response from fans
OAKLAND -- Angry fans demanded refunds after comedian Katt Williams' show Friday night at Oracle Arena disintegrated into chaos, with Williams delivering rambling monologues devoid of jokes and being dragged off by his own security after he challenged a heckler to fight.
Williams was already facing legal trouble over his stop in Oakland, with police arresting him after a Wednesday night brawl aboard a tour van and the reported victim promptly suing for damages.
After Friday night's show, angry comments from fans poured in on Facebook and Twitter, with some complaining that Williams' show had ended after 10 minutes. Many said they expected a refund; ticket prices ranged from $33 to $94, plus service fees.
"It was the weirdest thing I've ever seen in my life," said Erick Lucero, who was working on the arena floor as a security guard. "The whole show went really well (before Williams' main set) ... it was a packed house, and everyone was really satisfied with the show (up to that point)."
The show, which was scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., started about an hour late, according to Christopher Douglas, 22, who came to Oakland from American Canyon. Williams came out on stage briefly to start the show, tossed a Frisbee to the audience and told a few jokes about the election before introducing the opening acts.