Michael Richards is a racist clown

November 20th, 2006 // 332 Comments

Michael Richards – Kramer from Seinfeld – completely lost it at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood Friday night, spewing racial epithets after being playfully heckled by a black guy and his friends. You can watch the video here, although it’s a pretty sad sight and I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re easily offended.

The camera started rolling just as Richards began his attack, screaming at one of the men, “Fifty years ago we’d have you upside down with a fucking fork up your ass.” Richards continued, “You can talk, you can talk, you’re brave now motherfucker. Throw his ass out. He’s a nigger! He’s a nigger! He’s a nigger! A nigger, look, there’s a nigger!” The crowd is visibly and audibly confused and upset. Richards responds by saying, “They’re going to arrest me for calling a black man a nigger.”

At the end he just walks off the stage defeated, secure in the knowledge he may be the saddest human being on the planet. The only way it could’ve been any more pathetic is if he slipped on a banana peel on his way off and his wallet fell out to reveal it empty of cash and filled with Arby’s coupons.


  1. danielle

    what a pathetic dumbass. i liked his character on that show….now i hate him :(


  3. That is really sad to hear that, I thought him rather funny.

    Honestly, I hate the word even when it is used between black people. I hate it for the same reason I do when women call one another bitches and ho’s.

    I think people need to expand their vocabulary and be a little nicer in the world. We could all use a little love.


  4. PrettyBaby

    Yes, both danielle and the Ferret are correct. (That was an odd sentence !?@)

    Shit, this guy is pathetic. Watch seinfeld run for the hills now when asked to defend him.

  5. James

    Racist clown? Try using a less dumbassed term in the future. The headline should read ” Michael Richards should learn self control” He got harassed on stage by idiots and they got what was coming to them.

  6. Malphesto

    that doesnt suprise me he seemed racist

  7. RichPort

    And now we just need to hear from justme and JustinIgger and the trifecta will be complete! If you held out just a little longer Mr. Fish, you could have run this story tomorrow!!!!

    #2 – That’s poetry…

  8. Hmm, It’s amazing how racist comedy can be. Although he didn’t seem any more racist than half the acts on Def Comedy Jam.

  9. jrzmommy

    Jeez. Imagine if it was a Jew?

  10. Wonked

    Ah the insidious underbelly of free speech…

    A suggestion, and to #3′s point, perhaps the word should be retired from the language, at least in the vernacular. When you hear it used almost, dare I say, affectionately (which I do almost daily in the virtually cracker-free Atlanta area), it’s hard to see what all the fuss is about when it’s done by a comedian paid to offend.

    Not justifying his classless action, but we have more important people to villify. Like this guy:


  11. Oh, one other thing.

    He must be a shitty comedien because what person who does stand up comedy can’t handle a heckler? i’ve been in clubs and seen c-list stand up’s hand a hecklers ass back to them. If Michael Richards can’t even do that what the fuck is he doing trying to do stand up?

  12. Damn, being on one of the best shows ever to this, that’s a pretty far fall from grace.


  13. danielle

    #8. That’s so true! They don’t even realize that they’re only degrading themselves more and more.

  14. RichPort

    We must have missed the part when he screamed SUGERTITS at them…

  15. Missallanpoe

    Wow…I always thought he was a cool guy. Jesus tap dancing christ, man…

  16. Don Boogie


  17. Angry Ferret Jones

    In all fairness, having watched the clip I’d have to say the guy in the audience, was, in fact, acting like a nigger.


  18. is the superfish somehow implying that racist people love arbys?!

    nice people like my underwear –> http://funderpants.com

  19. KimberWolf

    Sorry, doubt it. I don’t think he could come back from this.

    I’m a little too young to remember Friday’s, but I’ve seen clips as it being the “other thing he did” besides Seinfeld.

    I’m convinced this will be the nail in the coffin of an already dead career.

  20. danielle

    Nice blue writing. How do you do that?

  21. Ryan Smith

    Its fuckin hilarious what one of the guys says to him. He says that guy hasn’t done shit since Seinfeld and never will, he owned him.

  22. theendofsquid

    malcom x, martin luther king jr., medgar evers, and countless others died so that black men could make asses of themselves interrupting and heckling comedians. really, if you act like one, people are going to call you one…

  23. kitty_kat

    #5- Are you serious? Please tell me you’re joking. Because if that wasn’t a joke, you are a racist idiot.

  24. DrBob2607

    Ooooohhh! Smell that, kids? It’s Mikey’s career going down in smoke and flames. Hope he’s getting residuals from Sienfeld, cause he’s not going to make it as a standup comic..

  25. PrettyBaby

    I see that I need to put on my Blue Blockers.

  26. PrettyBaby

    #24 Alas, there are lots of folks like that on these posts.

    p.s. I love your screen name…..Meow!

  27. normella

    I’ve read comments from other sites and it sickens me that people are actually defending this moron.

    Not that I’m surprised, really, but I’m not sure how heckling is a pass to yell out racist shit to someone. So the guys were rude, right? They were a couple of pricks who were heckling a comedian. Big fucking deal. How does that somehow connect to making a comment about lynching and saying “nigger” ten times? I don’t get how race or ethnicity had anything to do with them heckling him, seriously.

    And who gives a fuck if he was drunk? How does that excuse him? I sure as fuck don’t start calling black people “niggers” when I’m drunk and pissed off.

    Sorry, this is just ridiculous. ::implodes::

  28. #11

    Exactly. Anyone whose worked their way up through the dregs of comedy clubs or been in a band knows how to handle two things: hecklers and flying beer bottles.

    He and Mel Gibson should hang out.

    #20 He was also in UHF–the Weird Al movie. He played a doofy janitor. I think that was before Seinfeld, though.

  29. PrettyBaby

    I prefer Mel Gibson to Kramer way more as far as bigots go.

  30. kitty_kat

    #23- Soooo… does that mean that you can spit racial slurs at a white person when they heckle someone? Does that mean that whenever someone is bothering you or saying things to you that you don’t like it is okay to spew racial slurs at them. Racial slurs are NEVER justified. Period.

  31. SumLikeitHoTT

    #28 I agree no matter how drunk you are or how pissed off you get there are just some words that should never be used.

    I’m disturbed that just because hes a “comedian”, and they were heckling him he can get away with it. When people are rude you don’t them “niggers” because they are black. and Lets not forget he just said they would basically have been lynched 50 years ago…oh yeah this guy is a real winner…

  32. normella

    #31: No, no, I think what #23 meant was that only BLACK people heckle and, therefore, they got what was coming…because, you know, when a black person heckles a comedian, they deserve to be called a “nigger.”


  33. Ruby


  34. danielle

    Go Kitty!

    Yeah, i prefer Mel as well.

  35. normella

    It’s weird how I’m not black and I was really offended by this. LOL

  36. ZoomBoy


  37. aerophyte

    So, let me get this straight. NONE of you have ever called sworn at ANY other demographic?
    Michael Richards may need to pick his battles based on the fact that he’s attempting to insult a culture that is it’s own worst enemy.
    His improve skills may need a little work if all he has to comment on is the color of someones skin maybe?

  38. NipsyHustle

    somewhere mel gibson is clapping like a school girl at a timberlake show. this is WAY more over the top than gibson. this asshat had the nerve to refer to lynching people.

    he is the saddest comedian known to man. but at the same time, i’m glad he’s shown his true colors. i would never spend a dime on enhancing his career. he obviously has no talent.

    and considering how dark he is and how nappy his hair is, he might want to be quiet before his background is investigated and we find out buckwheat was banging his mom.

  39. LoneWolf

    What’s up with those Seinfeld alumni (other than Jerry)? I thought they were each pulling in a million per during the last couple of seasons. They must have either pissed it away or really have a need to be in the spotlight. Every one of them failed in their own shows, and (other than Julia Louis-Dreyfus) they’re all still out there pitching and failing.

    If I ever had a golden goose like they had I’d have milked it dry while socking away every shekle I ever got paid, and then retired to an island with no U.S. tax obligations. Maybe take a second or third lead in a movie every and then to pay the maintenance fees on my off-shore bank account.

    As for Kramer, sounds like he was bombing, lost it, and tried to go the shock comedy route and, (unlike Gilbert Gottfried and The Aristocrats joke at the Hugh Hefner roast), he flopped. BFD – seeing Britney out and about is more offensive.

  40. danielle

    #33. Your a dumbass.


    BLACK WHITE GREEN BLUE…all just colors, which one are you? hmmmmmmm.

  41. mgbrown66

    I wonder if this will hurt the sales of the Seinfeld DVD’s that have yet to be released (season 7,8,9.)

  42. danielle

    (you’re) whoops :)

  43. Binky

    Now we know how ‘Newman’ felt.
    And he forgot to say, ” Good night folks ! Drive safe. I’m here all week.” Unprofessional all around.

  44. normella

    I don’t respond to people who don’t know the difference between a word signifying possession and a contraction.

  45. normella

    you corrected yourself too late, bastard. :D

  46. BarbadoSlim

    The man was on UHF and Kramer was well, Kramer. It is truly sad to see this, hecklers are pieces of shit anywhere (doesn’t matter their race) however, Michael lost his shit up there.

    truly sad

  47. mytwocents

    I wonder how long until he enters ‘rehab’… though he could just go here: http://www.thespinzone.com/tuopoc_cert.php
    and be back to performing next week

  48. normella

    #48 – he performed the very next night at the Laugh Factory. :(

  49. pixel killya

    Man, Richards comes off as really frustrated and defeated there. With royalties pouring in, he sure doesn’t need the money, wonder why he is putting himself through shit like that. That was a lose/lose proposition for everyone there.

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