Brad Williams (comedian)
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|Born||January 13, 1984|
Orange, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Sunny Hills High School|
|Subject(s)||Everyday life, sex, identity politics, current events, pop culture|
Brad Williams (born January 13, 1984) is an American stand-up comedian and actor, who has appeared in numerous films and television shows. He was born with achondroplasia.
Williams was born with achondroplasia, a type of dwarfism. His condition plays a large part in the bits in both his stand-up comedy and television roles. He was a student at Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, California and after graduation, he attended the University of Southern California but dropped out to pursue his acting and comedy career.
Williams got his start by attending a Carlos Mencia live comedy show. While he was in the crowd, Mencia made jokes about dwarves. The people sitting close to Williams were scared to laugh. Mencia noticed this, then noticed Williams and he asked him to join him on stage. Williams cracked a few jokes and impressed Mencia. Mencia then asked Williams to try stand-up and be his opening act on the road. Williams has been Mencia's opening act ever since, opening up shows on both the Mind of Mencia tour and the popular Punisher Tour.
Williams appeared on Mind of Mencia, playing several roles, including playing a dwarf whore ("whorf"), the leader of an all dwarf basketball team, joining Mencia at a Renaissance faire, and giving a speech about his hatred of podiums. For St. Patrick's Day 2008, Brad, dressed as a leprechaun, made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. For Halloween 2008, Brad dressed up as Child's Play character Chucky for a skit on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
In April 2011, Williams released his first full-length comedy album called Coming Up Short.
On April 14, 2014, Williams started hosting the About Last Night podcast with comedian/actor Adam Ray.
Williams had his first one-hour comedy special, Brad Williams: Fun Size, on May 8, 2015 on Showtime. His second one-hour comedy special, Brad Williams: Daddy Issues, aired on May 20, 2016 on Showtime.
Williams is a frequent guest and "friend of the show" to The Kevin and Bean Show, broadcast weekday mornings on KROQ 106.7FM, Los Angeles, California. He appeared on Kevin and Bean's "April Foolishness" comedy show in 2012, 2013 and 2015 alongside such comedians as Bob Saget, Jay Mohr, Jim Jeffries, Bill Burr, and Eddie Izzard. Williams was the only comic who received a standing ovation on those shows.
In 2014, Williams made comments on the podcast Getting Doug with High during which he admitted to and described committing rape by fraud, an incident he allegedly facilitated with Carlos Mencia. The episode was subsequently taken down, although clips of the episode reappeared on YouTube in 2019, prompting social media discussion about consent and widespread criticism of Williams’ actions. On January 14, 2020, Williams tweeted an apology on Twitter where he claimed the story was fabricated and intended as a "joke".
|2011||Coming Up Short||Himself||Debut full-length album|
|2005–07||Mind of Mencia||Various roles||21 episodes|
|2008||Live at Gotham||Himself||June 13, 2008|
|2008||The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Leprechaun||March 17, 2008|
|2009||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||New Jersey Net / Mini Cowboy||December 4, 2009 / April 14, 2009|
|2010–12||Pit Boss||Himself||12 episodes|
|2011||Video Game Reunion||Little Nemo||April 12, 2011|
|2012||A Guy Walks Into a Bar||Jason||Episode: "Magic Apples"|
|2012||The Naughty Show||Himself||January 17, 2012 / February 7, 2012|
|2012–15||The Playboy Morning Show||Himself||7 episodes|
|2012–17||Laugh Factory||Himself||Episodes: "Brad Williams: Sex Video Game" / "My Urinal"|
|2013–14||Legit||Himself||3 episodes: "Bag Lady", "Intervention", "Sober"|
|2013||Making Yogurt with Brady Matthews||Himself|
|2013||Dom Irrera Live||Himself|
|2013||Sam & Cat||Hector||Episode: "#MotorcycleMystery"|
|2014||Comedy Underground with Dave Attell||Himself||April 19, 2014|
|2015||Kamikaze Comedy||Himself||Episode: "The One Where the Guys Comedy Bomb the Hood"|
|2015||Brad Williams: Fun Size||Himself||Debut comedy special|
|2015||Absolutely Jason Stuart||Himself||Episodes: "Brad Williams" / "Brad Williams II"|
|2015||Why? With Hannibal Buress||Himself||Episode: "Get the F Out of Here"|
|2015||Best in Sex: 2015 AVN Awards||1st Comedy Segment Actor||TV special|
|2016||Court Ordered||Corbin||TV series short / Episode: "Pilot"|
|2016||Brad Williams: Daddy Issues||Himself||Comedy special|
|2017||Return of the Mac||Steve||Episode: "Celebrity Tantrum"|
|2017||What's Your F@#King Deal?!||Himself||Episode: "Brad Williams, Nick Vatterott and Godfrey"|
|2017||The Nasty Show Volume II Hosted by Brad Williams||Himself||TV movie / Host|
|2018||This Is Not Happening||Himself||Episode: "Famous" / Writer (1 episode)|
|2018||The Degenerates||Himself||Netflix series; Episode: "Brad Williams"|
|2003||El matador||Little actor #5|
|2006||Life is Short||Gary||Short film|
|2011||Team Apparition||Little Person Ghost|
|2011||Balls to the Wall||Trevor|
|2011||Hollywood Sex Wars||Onch|
|2012||Hercules Saves Christmas||Elf Joseph|
|2016||Mascots||Ron "The Worm" Trippman|
|2016||Everybody Has an Andy Dick Story||Himself||TV movie documentary|
- "Size does matter for comedian Brad Williams, smaller is better". Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Archived from the original on August 7, 2011.
- "Carlos Mencia Comedy Is HARDER When You Lose the Fat". TMZ.com. December 27, 2011. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
- "About Last Night by Brad Williams & Adam Ray on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 2018-01-01.
- TMZ's Small Mistake — Big Trouble
- Jeffrey Gurian, Brad Williams in NYC, Cipha Sounds Hip Hop Improv, Women of a Certain Age and More April 9, 2018, accessed 07 December 2019
- Brad Williams (2009-01-07). "Brad Williams on Twitter: "And then...life mattered. Sheâ€™s here! Mom and baby are both doing great. We are already proud parents!â€Ś "". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
- "Carlos Mencia's Rape Plot — According to "Degenerate" Brad Williams". Medium.com. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
- "Brad Williams RAPED A Girl!? Getting Doug With High DELETED CLIP". YouTube. 2019-10-22. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
- Brad Williams (2009-01-07). "Brad Williams on Twitter: "I owe you all an apologyâ€Ś "". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2020-01-15.