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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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196.

a black person    

wtf, that's legitimate commentary on a current event, it isn't racist. stop nitpicking and comparing incidents like this to mel gibson and his issues. gibson is actually hateful, whereas andy dick was just trying to make light of something the media over-hyped as racist and horrible. how is this any different than chris rock calling white people crackers, or sarah silverman telling a countless number of racist jokes every time she hits the stage? it isn't. it is really ridiculous the lengths at which people will go to make something out of nothing. get a sense of humor.

2843 days ago
197.

Sandy    

Who cares, you a total hypocrite... you go on and on and rant about free speech wrap yourself up in the First Amendment and the Red, White and Blue and sing the praises of trailblazers like Lennie Bruce, George Carlin and Richard Pryor and yell for even more offensive language......but yet you are so afraid of words you can't even say the word n*ggers. You put an astrick in the word...why did you do that? Were you ..Mr. I'm-not-afraid-of-the-big-bad word-police afraid of ....OFFENDING someone ?? Say it...say the word N*GGER. Draw it out....it won't hurt you, I promise....your vocal chords won't feel a thing Mr. fraidy-cat......Nnnnnniiiiigggggggggggeeeeerrrrrrr.

2843 days ago
198.

randy couch    

Andy Dick is another example how easy it is to get your fifteen minutes of fame in Gollywood.........He is the poster child for halloween........A ugly Mother----r with no talent........

2843 days ago
199.

Jonny C.    

I am so sick of this N word sh*t and that's what it is SH*T.Here we go, every activest is going to jump on this.They love this sh*t. You want to talk about a sh*tload of racism. If blacks don't want the N word said than STOP using it. Think about it if a handicap person can call himself a cripple than everyone else should be able to.(get it?)

Jonny C.

2843 days ago
200.

MULE    

Sandy?
Isn't getting people to DROP using the word the whole purpose of debating the concept, that it's wrong? I've seen posters ranting and raging about how only black's have a right to use that word. They rant and rave about how , if we will only come to them and say that word to them they will cause us physical harm. They have also spent a great deal of time, on here, trying to convince us that blacks have had it the 'WORST' in the world. I've seen this type of condition all over the world where blacks live in a country. Even another black country. In almost all the cases I've observed, it's been the blacks in the country against the non-blacks in the country. It always seems to be blacks against, well, everybody else, (even other blacks). And they all whine that they aren't being treated like they want to be. And the trouble has usually always been started because some black person broke the law of that country and was called on it. THAT SAYS SOMETHING, in my opinion. Now here you are encouraging people to use that word? Haven't the blacks instigated enough lawlessness and misery for themselves?? Isn't it time to GROW UP and join the adult world?

And I might point out that whites don't use such words in public like blacks do, because we find the use of such words, "TACKY' and uncivilized. We are consciuos of what a poor light certain words casts on ourselves. For most of us, use of such words is just simply beneath our dignity. It is not as so many black racists have claimed, "that we are afraid of them.

I believe in the 'GOLDEN RULE'! You know that one don't you. If you want respect, give respect, if you want equality, give equality, if you want to be treated like a civilized human being, then treat others like civilized human beings.

for 40 years I've seen blacks return kindness with spite, a helping hand , with , (figuratively speaking), a knife...IN THE BACK, praise with ridicule, acceptance with exclusion. the list goes on. THEREFORE, I think blacks believe in the golden rule as well, so they are treating us like they want to be treated.

2843 days ago
201.

Sandy    

Curious,
I tell you what. When I hear all people, including - maybe especially the black folks - give an apology and even attempt to throw money at the ones they offended, but using the word F***, then I'll apologize for the word n*gger. I'm sick to death of that F word being tossed around, laughed at, encouraged, ignored, defended, and used like one uses the word 'THE" and nobody gives a damn! You want to talk about TACKY? You want to discuss DIGNITY? You want to invoke the GOLDEN RULE? WHEN WILL SOMEONE APOLOGIZE FOR USING THE F-WORD? The word F*** is much more offensive, tacky, uncivilized, dehumanzing, repulsive and hateful than the word N*GGER. Any defensive you can provide for using the word F*** can be applied for the word N*GGER. Any argument you provide againt the word N*GGER can be applied against the word F***. Here's a newsflash pal, BLACKS AREN'T THE ONLY DESERVING OF AN APOLOGY. You want equal treatment? Well treat all offended victims equally. Treat all offensive words equally.

Campaign to rid the English language of the word F***.....have over 200 respondents on a discussion thread for the word F***. Excoriate all users of the word F*** while you're bashing all users of the word N*GGER. This is an equal opportunity violation of the English language. I will NOT stop offending others using the word N*GGER until other equally vile and offensive words are also stopped.

2843 days ago
202.

MULE    

jfhdsiu you scare me. How did you do that? It appears you answered a post before it was even posted!!! I KNOW it's you. The name curious gave you away.

2843 days ago
203.

The Gardener    

Speech Freedom.
IMHO none of these people are wrong except for ADick. he is just a jerk looking for media attention. yet it is in my opinion that if you want to say somthing regarding race or stereotype, then say it and stand by your decision. stop bowing down to appologise.

people dislike stereotyping because 90 out of 100 times it is the truth.
and anyone heckling a comedian deserves to be called a n*gger, especially if they are black skinned.

you dont go to a comedy show without expecting somone to be offended. that right should be written into the constitution, to offend and be offended equally without predjudice.

Blacks ARE NEGRO's by virtue of the lack of reflectance. Negro means NEGating the Reflection Optically, Black Paper is NEGative and therfore ALL black skinned persons are NEGRO and the word N*gga is reflective of the typical personal distinction that group has EARNED.

Therfore Blacks who do things that support that supposition ARE N*GGA'S, same as cheapscates are JEW and Idiots are Polish.

ACCEPT IT AS A FACT and get over it.
Andy Dick is an ignorant jerk no different than those n*ggers heckling michael richards and should just be taken out and strung up.

Im bringing the rope!

2843 days ago
204.

jb6591    

We should not take these things lightly. The jews were verbally put down prior to the Holocaust. It makes it accceptable to verbally insult/dehumanize
a person which then leads to seeing them as objects and increases raccial attacks. Especially among the new breed of Skinheads .

I don't know where this story of Black being responsible for their own slavery in the USA his-story came from when so many wite corporations today admit they profited greatly. If you want to know more about the real history of slavery view PBS " Slavery and the Making of America" DVD. A few indentured servants ran away 2 white and one Black. Their punishment was extra time place on their contractss, However the Black man's punishment was servitude for life. Once Whites realized how much money they could make with free labor to build their businessses so America could become a great nation, the idea took off. Greed is often a cause of racial hatred.
I guess this story of Blacks selling Blacks is a way of blaming the victim for every rape, lynching, public burning ,child molestation the founding fathers committed. Like a pedophile easing his guilt by saying the child probably was not a virgin so it was ok to continually rape and exploit her for 300 years.

2843 days ago
205.

MULE    

GROAN!!!!!!!!! Here's is the HISTORY of the word.

http://www.answers.com/topic/nigger

2843 days ago
206.

Me    

Anyone can be consider a bitch, anyone can be considered a c**t but only black people are consider n*ggers why? Because white people gave us that name when they were hanging our men, women and childeren from trees because the color of our skin and burn crosses in our front yards. THAT'S WHY IT'S DIFFERENT. So of course the white people are not going to see the sensitiviy in this issue.

2843 days ago
207.

MULE    

Ignorance will prevail, even when proof to the contrary is right in front of the ignorant's eyes. Poor ignorant souls. I truly pity you. You are lost in a world of misinformation and distorted history. FACTS are FACTS. Find some FACTS. Then come back. (That is, if you can). I'd like to see documentation of all claims of FACTS. Sorry, but your opinion just isn't good enough to convince me. I'm very skeptical of peoples opinions about historical facts.

2843 days ago
208.

Dam Tired    

N*gger: This term is arguably the most offensive racist slur in the English language. The fact that African Americans and other people of color sometimes use this word in reference to themselves does not excuse its present-day use by members of the other ethnic groups. Those who persist in using it should remember that their use of the word relects directly upon them, the users.
Now with the younger generation this word is acceptable among their peers i have witness Blacks, Ashians, Whites, Arabs hindus call each other n*ggers like it is nothing this was shocking to me as a older person because that word in my day carried hatetred towards my race. Let that word go!! promote peace!!

2843 days ago
209.

CRIS BROWN    

ANDY "DICK" CERTAINLY WAS NAMED RIGHT. HE IS A DICK, ALWAYS HAS, ALWAYS WILL. I REFUSE TO WATCH A TV SHOW THAT HAS HIS UGLY FACE ON IT... I CAN'T BELIEVE EVEN HE THINKS HE'S FUNNY, AND EL TORO POO POO, HE WAS BEING RACIST.. THE PIG

2843 days ago
210.

MULE    

Sandy. That's my point exactly. Glad to see that you agree.

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