Less than a year after a series of well-chronicled meltdowns on and off the stage that had him briefly toying with the idea of retiring from comedy, Katt Williams returned to the road for his 2013/2014 "Katt is Back Tour." Fans who have tickets to see Williams in concert shouldn't expect him to brush his problems under the rug. "The best part of Katt Williams was no matter what the elephant was in the room he was going to discuss it as truthfully as he could," Williams told the Las Vegas Review Journal in November of 2013. "If I can discuss the government shutdown I can certainly discuss my own." Williams was born and raised in Ohio, and his first time on stage as a stand-up came quite by accident: he was trying to get into a comedy club when he was underage and noticed that IDs weren't being checked at the comics' entrance. He was called to the stage, improvised a five-minute routine to an enthusiastic crowd, and instantly caught the comedy bug. By 1999, Williams was a regular at L.A.-area clubs like The Improv, The Comedy Club, and The Icehouse, and had a room a The Hollywood Park Casino. He then became a fixture the BET Network, and branched into movies (his best-known role is as Money Mike in 2002's Friday After Next). He brought his stand-up to arenas in the wake of the huge popularity of his 2006 HBO special "The Pimp Chronicles, Pt. 1."