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Andy Dick

The New 'Kramer'?

12/5/2006 2:29 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

andy_dick_tmz-1Andy Dick hasn't learned anything from the Michael Richards incident.

According to sources, the hopped-up comedian hopped onstage Saturday at L.A.'s Improv comedy club and dropped the n-bomb on a room full of stunned clubgoers.

Andy was heckling comedian Ian Bagg during his routine, when Dick allegedly got out of his seat, jumped onstage and began joking with Bagg. The subject of Michael Richards came up, but the two comics quickly moved past it. As Dick exited the stage, he suddenly grabbed the mic and shouted at the crowd, "You're all a bunch of niggers!"

Prejudiced Celebs: Click to launch galleryThe stunned crowd gasped and stared at each other. Bagg tried to play it cool and move on with his set, but the laughs weren't there.

Calls to Dick's rep were not immediately returned.

UPDATE: TMZ has received a statement from The Improv acknowledging the incident: "The Improv is aware of Andy Dick's behavior on Saturday night. Our policy is that material deemed offensive by both famous and up and coming comedians is judged on a case by case basis. In this particular case, Mr. Dick was commenting on a current event. Was it intelligent? No. Was it funny? No. But was it racist? No. It was not directed at any audience member in particular and although it was in bad taste -- it was a comment on the Michael Richards fiasco."

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181.

David    

Big deal!!! He used the n-word. It was a comedy routine. If a white man calls a black man a N*gger-the white man get sued. On the flip-side, if a black man calls a white man a "cracker" or "white trash" it is acceptable and to our society it is quite amusing. All of this complaining is another excuse for the black community to attention! I think blacks are more racist than whites are... PATHETIC!!!!!

2775 days ago
182.

Mick    

Andy Dick was funny on Talk Radio.....seems he needs to find another healthy vehicle for his comedy 'cause from what I've seen, he's a looser on his own....Mick

2775 days ago
183.

ME    

I was there at the Improv that night he didn't mean anythin by it. After he said the word he then added " put this on youtube or whatever" and everyone laughed and he walked away. Was it right? NO was it funny? YES because everyone was LAUGHING!!!!!

so get over it!

2775 days ago
184.

jfhdsiu    

I think a name can only hurt you if the name fits. If the name used fits you, YES, then it's going to hurt. Why would someone get upset over a word if it DOESN'T describe them. If the name doesn't fit, then it's the name caller who looks like an idiot. If the name calling "scores" on you, it must be because you fit the description the name invokes.

2775 days ago
185.

WhoCares    

Who cares?
Only those who are anal retentive and feel every word said, must be cleasned, scrutinized and homogenized to be anything other than acceptable.
Offensive words are effictive words, especially in comedy. Without the words being used by Richard Pryor, Lennie Bruce and George Carlin this society would certainly be worse off.
The conservative ideology that is playing word-police here, and the Harvery Levin's who keep the hate mongering going, by making moutains out of molehills, are the problem in this country.
Free speech is for each of us to use and abuse, if we choose to do so.
Buying a ticket to acomedy show is not a mandate for correctness or non-offensive expectations. It is that offense that we see ourselves for the stupid humans we are.
I want more offensive rants, lots more and I want it on the flood of Congress and on the nightly news.
This is not aout protecting children, is about restricting adult behavior and opinions.
Yes there are ni**ers in the world, and most are actually white people. Is white people a bad thing to say, should I have used astericks there?
Some of the worst people, should be called bad names. They are bad people, as were the original hecklers who felt they had a right to scream and yell during a paid performance.
If they would have kept their mouths shut, Richards may have never gone off on them.
But I guess the Jerry Springer mentality trumps everything, especially the creative speech needed to repair a broken society. As Pryor and the others had to do so many decades ago.

2775 days ago
186.

tommy    

Andy Dick is money!!! I roared laughing when I read this. Just the fact that most of you want a national apology for something that was said in a comedy club in cali points to your own stupidity and over sensitivity.

People are more concerned with some guy saying a racial slur and react more to that than most of the atrocities in this world. I would say those of you offended by a single word are the bigger losers. Go get a life.

2775 days ago
187.

emmanuelle    

This is such a sad attempt for some attention. He is such a loser that know really seems to care. Try again Andy.

2774 days ago
188.

emmanuelle    

the N-word is not the same when a white person says it. Yes black people say it and white people need to realize that it does not mean the same thing. It is a black thing and I do not care how cool you think you are it will never be OK. Why can't white people admit that they dont and they never will understand it. It is a club that you will never earn membership to. You can say the N-word it is a free country but I suggest you make sure there are no black people around because you will probably get your ass beaten.

2774 days ago
189.

jfhdsiu    

Black racists want to be equal, yet they continue to separate, or, SEGREGATE themselves from the rest of society with their private exclusive clubs that white people aren't allowed to join.....SAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THAT sounds familiar. Oh yes, it's the "old and worn out whine" that black racists use when they are kept from joining private "white" clubs. HYPOCRIT on board. And it's that other "old, worn out whine"
"do as I say, not what I do"!

2774 days ago
190.

r. stevens    

who cares about the "NO" talent andy dick....his name fits him perfectly.....

2774 days ago
191.

MULE    

Emmanuelle. You assume much. Be careful that you don't make the mistake of assuming that things are like they "used to be". Your threats of physical violence, from black racists, is a joke. Believe this: Black racists are MORTAL. Don't expect "that" racist statement to hold true anymore. It could be detrimental to your own health.

2774 days ago
192.

aaahzy    

Minority means the LEAST # of something! Think about that.

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193.

george vieto    

Andy Dick remember this saying "Those who do not remember history are condemed to repeat it." Didn't you learn what happened to Michael Richards for using a word that African Americans use ONLY for their brothers. Outsider forbidden.

2774 days ago
194.

MULE    

Did anybody notice this at the top of the page?

UPDATE: TMZ has received a statement from The Improv acknowledging the incident: "The Improv is aware of Andy Dick's behavior on Saturday night. Our policy is that material deemed offensive by both famous and up and coming comedians is judged on a case by case basis. In this particular case, Mr. Dick was commenting on a current event. Was it intelligent? No. Was it funny? No. But was it racist? No. It was not directed at any audience member in particular and although it was in bad taste -- it was a comment on the Michael Richards fiasco."

And here's yet another person wanting to exclude others while complaining about being excluded. No "double standard?

2774 days ago
195.

Joey Cabrera    

Actually I think this is funny cause there is a youtube clip where Dustin Diamond did something similar:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXdkd5ZjpbY
Those crazy comics always pushing the envelope.

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