News

Comedian Katt Williams denies pulling gun on heckler

Comedian Katt Williams denies pulling gun on heckler

KATT WILLIAMS:Not laughing at accusations he pulled a gun on a heckler. Photo: Associated Press

Comedian Katt Williams has denied reports he brandished a gun at a busy comedy club in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Williams allegedly sparked panic at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood by pulling out a firearm and threatening a heckler, and police were called to the scene.

However, Williams is said to have left the venue before law enforcement officers arrived, and editors at TMZ.com now report the stand-up star denies handling a weapon, claiming he was threatened and assaulted by several gang members at the club.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Recent Headlines

1 hour ago in Local

Bomb Threat Unfounded at Butler Elementary School

Fresh
Butler Elementary School

Butler Elementary School is back to normal after a bomb threat caused it to be evacuated for a short time Wednesday.

1 hour ago in Local

AP NewsBreak: Rauner Board Asked Builders to Lobby Lawmakers

Fresh
Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Good-government advocates are criticizing the head of an agency managing state construction projects for asking builders to lobby lawmakers to restore funding.

2 hours ago in Local

House Fails to Override Labor Arbitration Veto

Fresh
5-18-16 Rally 1

The labor arbitration bill remains dead.

2 hours ago in Local

Another Leaders Meeting, Optimism Dissolving

capitol_north

The last days of session are a flurry of activity, if not progress.

3 hours ago in Local

Lawmakers Discuss Gun Ownership and Mental Health

Updated
gun

Illinois lawmakers have approved a measure designed to prevent people with mental disabilities from owning guns.