Michael Richards exploded in anger as he performed at a famous L.A. comedy club last Friday, hurling racial epithets that left the crowd gasping, and TMZ has obtained exclusive video of the ugly incident.
Richards, who played the wacky Cosmo Kramer on the hit TV show "Seinfeld," appeared onstage at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood. Kyle Doss, an African-American, told TMZ he and some friends were in the cheap seats and he was playfully heckling Richards when suddenly, the comedian lost it.
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 f***ing fork up your ass."
Richards continued, "You can talk, you can talk, you're brave now motherf**ker. 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."
Due to the fact that I dont care what the actors do in their personal life, I've always been and will remain a huge Seinfeld fan. But what's missing here is that Michael Richards has long been known for being a prick. It's well-known in Seinfeld circles that because Richards took his acting profession so seriously he had a hard time adjusting to the eccentric 'Kramer' character. Then too, Richards was none to throw huge tirades when the other actors would forget their lines. Plus, it was Richards who, at first, held on promoting the Seinfeld DVD's all because his post-Seinfeld carrer wasnt going well and he wanted people to stop associating him with "Kramer". So Richards is not only a prick, but a racist one at that.