Monday, November 20, 2006


Wow. This is really bad. Michael Richards, the frizzy-haired comic actor who played Kramer on Seinfeld, was caught on tape making a complete ass out of himself.

On stage.

Apparently, he was getting heckled by a couple guys at a recent stand-up comedy show at the Laugh Factory when he completely lost all control and made a number of incredibly insensitive racial comments about the hecklers.

I personally think heckling sucks, but it doesn't sink to this level.

Be warned, the link is vulgar in its depiction of Michael Richards ceremoniously ending his own career. Click on the movie link to view the whole thing yourself. I hope he made a call to Mel Gibson's publicist after this shocking performance, because he's going to need a PR miracle to survive this Apocalytpo stumble.


barnyardfriend said...

He's supposed to be on Letterman tonight to appologize.

Anonymous said...

I don't think this is really as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I'm not saying it was right, but I think I understand what happened.

Firstly, it wasn't just that he got heckled. They were being loud and obnoxious, ruining the show for the other patrons. It went on the whole show.

He tried to turn it around on them and make them look like the idiots. He tried using shock comedy and said some things that weren't inappropriate. The joke bombed, so, in an effort to recover, he took it a step further, then a step further, etc., until it was too late. The audience wasn't into it and it spiraled into this mess.

It may have been inappropriate, but he's far from a racist. Making a racist comment doesn't in itself make someone a racist. Hating an entire race makes one a racist.