Grand Rapids – Comedy titan and Emmy® Award-winning actor, Katt Williams, announces
his World War III Tour is coming to Grand Rapids. Performing at Van Andel Arena on April
23, 2022 at 8 p.m., Williams brings his unparalleled talents to the stage with new material
That blends sidesplitting comedy with thought-provoking social commentary. Tickets go on
sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 23 on Ticketmaster.com.
With a career spanning over 20 years, Williams has earned a worldwide reputation as one of
today's top entertainers, having developed a career seeded with thousands of sold-out
arenas, an expansive list of starring roles on the small screen and memorable performances
in major box office hits. His latest project, the comedy horror film “The House Next Door:
Meet the Blacks 2,” follow-up to the 2016 indie hit “Meet the Blacks,” premiered June 11
and stars Williams along with Mike Epps, Snoop Dogg and Danny Trejo. The film earned
numerous accolades on opening weekend including: #1 Comedy in North America, #1
highest-grossing new independent film release, and biggest opening for a feature film in less
than 1,000 locations since March 2020.
Since performing his first stand-up show as a teenager, Williams has been taking the
comedy world by storm. He quickly developed a unique style of standup that highlights
articulate and sharp dialogue, rooted in conversations reflecting the American political
landscape. By 1999, he had cultivated a loyal fan base and was performing on some of the
most notable comedy stages in the nation. After conquering the stage, Williams shifted his
focus into film and television. In 2002, Williams made his onscreen debut as a guest star on
“NYPD Blue.” Soon after, Williams began to consistently book television appearances,
before landing his first feature film role as Money Mike in “Friday After Next.” Following his
breakout performance in the sequel to “Friday,” Williams captured the attention of
directors, producers, and audiences in a major way, eventually racking up an extensive list
of memorable onscreen appearances including “Father Figures,” “Norbit,” “Scary Movie V,”
“Epic Movie,” “Bastards,” “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,” “The Boondocks,”
“Wild 'n Out,” and his guest role in “Atlanta,” which earned him a Primetime Emmy® Award
for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. Celebrated for his brilliance and ingenuity
on stage, Williams is also known for his epic standup specials, including “The Pimp
Chronicles,” “It’s Pimpin’ Pimpin’,” “Katt Williams: Pimpadelic,” “American Hustle,”
“Priceless: Afterlife,” “Kattpacalypse,” and most recently, “Katt Williams: Great America” on
The World War III Tour is presented by North American Entertainment Group Inc., one of
the leading independent promoters of entertainment tours and live events in the United
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Showtime: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Ticket Prices: $59, $75, $99, $125, $250, $350 (plus applicable service charges)
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ABOUT KATT WILLIAMS
Katt Williams is a comedian, actor, rapper and social activist who’s over-the-top, often polarizing brand of humor has made him one of the most in-demand entertainers in the world with a career spanning over 20 years and thousands of performances. In 2018, Williams returned to television with his critically acclaimed Netflix comedy special, “Katt Williams: Great America,” filmed in Jacksonville, FL. 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. His latest project, comedy horror film “The House Next Door: Meet the
Blacks 2,” the follow-up to the 2016 indie hit “Meet the Blacks,” premiered June 11 and stars Mike Epps, Williams, Snoop Dogg and Danny Trejo. The film earned numerous accolades on
opening weekend including: #1 Comedy in North America, #1 highest-grossing new independent film release, and biggest opening for a feature film in less than 1,000 locations since March 2020. With ratings gold HBO Specials ("The Pimp Chronicles Pt. 1," "It's Pimpin' Pimpin'," "Kattpacalypse," "Priceless: Afterlife," "Katt Williams Live," "American Hustle"), Williams remains as one of the top touring comedians in the country as he embarks on his national World War III Tour, while adding to his list of on-screen achievements (“Friday After Next,” “Norbit,” “Epic Movie,” “Bastards,” “The Boondocks,” “Wild 'n Out”). To keep up with Williams, follow him on Facebook @KattWilliams and Instagram: @kattwilliams.
ABOUT NORTH AMERICAN ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
North American Entertainment Group, Inc. is one of the largest independent promoters of entertainment tours and live events in the United States. With more than 25 years in the industry and an extensive history in venue management, NAEG has consistently delivered the hottest concerts, comedy shows and theatrical entertainment to venues in more than 100 markets. Beyond the stage, NAEG has produced television specials, concert DVD’s, online content and branded merchandise. A company distinguished by creativity in tour packaging and marketing strategy, NAEG’s success resounds in the memories of those who have attended their events. North American Entertainment Group is an umbrella company of several popular, hit subdivisions. With experience in all types of entertainment (comedy, hip hop, jazz and more), North American Entertainment Group is always searching the horizon for pinnacles of new entertainment to deliver to cities around the country. For more information, visit northamericanentertainment.com
ABOUT ASM GLOBAL
Van Andel Arena, DeVos Place and DeVos Performance Hall are managed by ASM Global. ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management – delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. For more information, please visit asmglobal.com.