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Michael Richards: 'I busted up' after Laugh Factory racial incident
In an unusual (and how) discussion with Jerry Seinfeld over that Laugh Factory gig incident in West Hollywood five years ago, Michael Richards says he “busted up” afterward and that “inside, it still kicks me around.”
Richards appeared as Seinfeld's final guest of the season in web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.“ This was posted last night.
Said incident, as you probably recall, occurred after Richards was heckled during a show at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood.He shouted racial epithets at the heckler, someone was recording the whole thing, and a singular career -- Kramer and a long successful standup one--- seemed to go up in smoke in just a few seconds.
Richards later apologized, many times actually, and did a satellite hookup with David Letterman where he apologized to the world. That incident, needless to say, still haunts Richards as is obvious from this fascinating -- and funny -- encounter.
It's just a few minutes of a rollicking drive up the Pacific Coast Highway that includes a stop at an unsuspecting celeb's home, and a fascinating story on chess (one of those stories that demands the response ..."really?! seriously?!")
Check it out.