Troubled funnyman Katt Williams is facing a police investigation over allegations he drew a gun in a crowded comedy club in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (01Jul14).

Cops were called to the Comedy Store in West Hollywood to investigate a report that Williams pulled out a weapon and threatened a heckler. However, Williams is believed to have left the building before the team of officers arrived on the scene.

Video filmed outside the venue, obtained by Tmz.com, shows a team of armed officers with their weapons drawn waiting outside the venue as revellers pour out.

The website's editors report a police investigation has been launched.