June 9, 2021
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Katt Williams is accusing fellow comedian Cedric the Entertainer of stealing one of his jokes for the popular Kings of Comedy tour.
As a guest on The Morning Hustle radio show on Tuesday (June 8), the 49-year-old comedian says he was “crushed” after realizing his material was used by the Barbershop actor.
“When it initially happened to me, it crushed me 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.”
Williams goes on to claim that the 57-year-old actor isn’t the only comedian guilty of stealing his material, stating, “You either have to write your own jokes, or you’re telling a variation of my joke, whether you acknowledge it or not.”
When asked if he ever spoke about the alleged incident, the Friday After Next actor said “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.” He added, “I don’t play like that.”
Watch the joke in question below and tell us: do you think Cedric the Entertainer will make a statement?