PIMP DOWN: THE RISE & FALL OF KATT WILLIAMS [NOOK Book]

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How 21st Century fame, media persecution and betrayal brought down the nation's hottest comedian is the theme of “Pimp Down: The Rise & Fall of Katt Williams”

The book is an insider's view of what went wrong with one of the most meteoric careers in modern show business. The tantrums, drugs, lavish hotels, sexual exploits, booze, expensive cars, multiple suicide attempts, private jets, fans, celebrity worship, swanky homes, hanger-ons, ...
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PIMP DOWN: THE RISE & FALL OF KATT WILLIAMS

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Overview

How 21st Century fame, media persecution and betrayal brought down the nation's hottest comedian is the theme of “Pimp Down: The Rise & Fall of Katt Williams”

The book is an insider's view of what went wrong with one of the most meteoric careers in modern show business. The tantrums, drugs, lavish hotels, sexual exploits, booze, expensive cars, multiple suicide attempts, private jets, fans, celebrity worship, swanky homes, hanger-ons, hubris, tour disputes, jail time, court dates, gang hits, fat cigars, harassment and back stabbings are all chronicled.

The dizzying career of Katt Williams, the most sought after, controversial comedian of his generation, is explored through the prism of 21st Century fame, abuse and media scrutiny. Few in comedy have sniffed his rarefied air. In 2008 the phenom solidified his lofty hype with a $50 million grossing comedy tour followed up by a well-publicized meltdown, a brief stay in a mental facility and retirement.

How could it all go so wrong so fast? What happened to the crown pimp of comedy? What hand did the industry play in his implosion? Darryl Littleton, Williams former writer was there when it crumbled and picks up the pieces in “Pimp Down: The Rise & Fall of Katt Williams”, which tells the story of how Williams, the pimp, was undermined by the media, his own ego and his trusted female camp.

This timeless tale of too much, too fast features Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Ice Cube, Tamala Jones, E-40, Eddie Griffin, Conan O’Brien, Aaron McGruder, Tracy Edmonds, Jamie Foxx, Lil Kim, Mike Epps, Sherri Shepherd, Dick Gregory, Ice-T, Sommore, Snoop and many more. In the fall of 2011 Williams embarked on a comeback tour. That was Act II of his never boring career. “Pimp Down: The Rise & Fall of Katt Williams” shows us what destroyed Act I.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013993457
  • Publisher: Conscious Comedy Time
  • Publication date: 2/20/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 174
  • Sales rank: 834,243
  • File size: 114 KB

Meet the Author

Darryl Littleton began his comedy career writing sketches for “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” on CBS Radio. During his tenure there, he became a regular at the world famous, Comedy Store and adopted the stage name, “D’Militant” for his slicing and incisive social and political commentary.

Darryl’s crackling wit won him respect and admiration from the industry’s top comics, among them D. L. Hughley, who tapped Darryl to be his exclusive writer during his years as host of BET’s “Comic View”. Darryl’s talent was immediately recognized, and he was hired as writer/producer for the show, where he penned material for Cedric the Entertainer, Sommore and Don DC Curry.

Darryl’s comedic talents also landed him in front of the camera, where he guest starred on Robert Townsend’s WB sitcom, “The Parent Hood” and was a recurring performer on Townsend’s variety show “Townsend Television” for Fox. Darryl also appeared on “The Apollo Comedy Hour”, “Uptown Comedy Club”, HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam”, Comedy Central’s “Make Me Laugh”, Telemundo’s “Loco Comedy Jam”, Byron Allen’s “Comic’s Unleashed” and ABC’s “America’s Funniest People”; he was the Grand Prize Winner.

Darryl has also toured the world as a stand-up comedian. In 2006 he added to his accolades when he won the prestigious Bay Area Black Comedy Competition’s on its 20th Anniversary. That same year Darryl was added to National Public Radio’s list of contributing commentators immediately following the release of his first book, “Black Comedians on Black Comedy” chronicling the history of African-American comedy featuring interviews with 125 of the industry’s biggest stars. This prestigious work is a mainstay in libraries throughout the country and allowed Darryl to produce it along with award winning director Robert Townsend as a full length documentary, entitled, “Why We Laugh”, which made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 and Showtime in February 2010.

The comedian / author is the first African- American on the advisory board of the Comedy Hall of Fame and served as script supervisor, touring host and personal writer for mega-star, Katt Williams.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    I'd heard about this book from some comedians who said it was on

    I'd heard about this book from some comedians who said it was one of the best books on comedy they ever read so I had to get it. They were right. I'm a big fan of comedy and Katt Williams. It was interesting to hear what really happened to him from someone who was there and not TMZ. I liked that the story covered his rise to fame and talked about how funny he was and had the reader reliving many of his best jokes. I also like that the book talked about fame and other comedians like Dave Chappelle, Martin and Mike Epps. I learned a loft of things I didn't know or hadn't read on the internet. It was a fast and funny read. I finished it in one sitting because I couldn't put it down. It would make a good movie. This book made me want to watch some Katt Williams comedy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    WASTE OF MONEY!!!

    When I saw this book I jumped at it.I jumped to read it. I am a big fan of Kat, well the book is very short blank pages between "chapters". The author doesnt know what the hell he is talking about it is just rambling of his thoughts. Just a way for him to try to make one last dollar off Kat. He talks about blood suckers in this book well he forgot about himself! Also, he trys to talk a lot about his own career and how great he is PLEASE! He thinks he is giving insight about the world of stars and what they should do. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!! What a chump! He is just mad because he got fired. All he talks about is what he heard wasn't even there he admits that. No wonder Kat had souch a hard time.Where are is real friends?

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