Brad Williams joins Steve Trevelise in the studio
Brad Williams is going to be headlining The Stress Factory this weekend. Williams was born with dwarfism, and he uses his condition in his comedy bits and television roles.
Williams got his start by attending a Carlos Mencia live comedy show. While he was in the crowd, Mencia made jokes about dwarfs. The people sitting close to Brad Williams were scared to laugh. Mencia noticed this, and Williams, and he asked Brad to join him on stage. Brad cracked a few jokes and impressed Mencia. Mencia then asked Williams to try stand-up, and invited him to be his opening act on the road. Brad has been Mencia's opening act ever since, opening up shows on both the 'Mind of Mencia Tour,' and the popular 'Punisher Tour.'
You can see a video of Williams and Mencia below.
You may remember Williams from his roles on Mind of Mencia including the leader of an all dwarf basketball team, when he joined Mencia at a Renaissance faire, and when he gave a speech about his hatred of podiums. Brad has also appeared on the Tonight Show with 'Jay Leno,' 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' 'Pit Boss' on Animal Planet.
Brad also released his a full length comedy album called "Coming Up Short," which you can find on iTunes, Amazon.com, and his website. He currently hosts the "About Last Night" podcast with comedian/actor Adam Ray.
You can see Brad Williams live this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Stress Factory.