Before and since Seinfeld, I've never really enjoyed Michael Richards all that much. Unless he's being Kramer, I don't think he's funny. Besides Seinfeld, his TV shows sucked. I've seen him do stand-up and never laughed. I think this video (courtesy of tmz.com) of him absolutely losing control during a stand-up performance might just reveal something that isn't very funny at all. I mean, any comedian has the right to scream at hecklers, but he went straight for some of the worst kind of racial insults. Yikes.
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Too bad, dude. It's a big headline today, and this kind of news certainly can't help the guy's career (just ask Mark Fuhrman). But I believe in karma. So whether this was a lousy attempt at humor or an intentional diatribe, I'm confident that karma will figger it out.
P.S. I think I would make a really good billionaire if given the chance.