He's been called brash, he's been called controversial and he's even been called a comedic genius.
If you were in Tampa waiting for his show Saturday night the only thing you could call comedian Katt Williams was absent.
"Nobody ever took the stage," said New Port Richey resident Justin Clark, who had a ticket for the show. "It was just house music."
Williams was scheduled to perform at the Tampa Bay Times Forum but the show was called off about an hour and a half after it was scheduled to start due to "unforeseen travel issues."
Clark was in his seat at the Forum when the announcement was made. He was looking forward to a night out and was very disappointed when he discovered Williams was a no-show.
"I was pretty excited [about seeing Williams]," Clark explained. "My wife and I recently had a baby so we don't get out much."
The Bay area man is a self-described Williams' fan who, despite paying more than $200 for tickets, wasn't angry or surprised by the cancellation.
"When we heard canceled I kind of just looked at my wife and said there was a good chance that this was going to happen," Clark added.
That has everything to do with Williams.
The comedian - whose real name is Micah Sierra Williams - has been in the news recently following some pretty bizarre behavior.
Last November Williams, 39, stopped a show in Denver when he jumped off the stage to confront a heckler. A few weeks later a show in Oakland was cut short after he allegedly challenged a member of the audience to a fight.
His most infamous incident to date occurred in December when surveillance video caught him slapping a California Target employee in the face.
It's because of those issues that Tyrone Laury of Lakeland thought there was a 50/50 chance Williams would show. He purchased the tickets despite his reservations.
"I knew this was a possibility going into this due to the issues he's already been having," Laury said.
According to the Forum's website anyone who bought a ticket can get a full refund. As for time wasted waiting for the embattled comedian?
Fans say they'll just chalk it up to the "Katt Williams Experience"
Laury: "I wasn't angry, I was more disappointed."
"It's an artist," Clark said. "You never know what you're going to get."
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