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Seven Questions: Doug Williams, Comedian

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LA has a diverse cast of characters. Whether it's the characters with stirring stories or interesting occupations or the people who are just simply characters, this town has them all. In an effort to get to know some of those characters a little better, we've created "Seven Questions with..." If you have a suggestion for a future Seven Questions subject send us an email.

Today's subject is Doug Williams.

Comedian, Doug Williams just finished his fourth season as Executive Producer & Host of "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up" which airs on Starz. He has appeared on such TV shows as HBO’s "The Mind of the Married Man," Comedy Central’s "Premium Blend," and is a favorite on BET where his first one-hour special aired, and is a regular on Club Comic View. He is also executive producer on the talk show "Way Black When."

Williams, who has appeared in films like The Nutty Professor with Eddie Murphy, My Girlfriend’s Back, Speed-Dating, Lean Like a Cholo: The Movie and Fanaddict, recently released his comedy album Doug Williams Live. The album, which is available on Amazon and iTunes, is a mixture comedy performances and prank phone calls.

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LAist had the chance to talk with Doug, who you can catch on "Comedy Central Presents Doug Williams" tonight at 11:30 pm, about working in LA, feeding off the energy of his audience, Wanda Sykes' "it's harder being gay than being black" comment, the infamous Emmitt Smith Roast video and much more.