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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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61.

Kevin Keckeisen    

Loser, pathetic, bi-sexual FREAK. If it weren't for NewsRadio, you'd be another f**king sadsack POS (piece of s**t) Dane Cook, Dick. Yeah, the PP said-- go snort another line and neglect your kids. The guy lives w/ his ex-wife (the mother of his kids) and some other guy at the same time. A off-kilter "Kate & Allie" scenario.

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62.

Sillyme    

Andy is ripe and ready, so he needs to go audition to star in the next Borat Movie. This is all evil and rude acting out shock shtock, not humor., but what can you do other than ignore them and not spend your money on it. Then they will shut up.. or get richer, cause it is what a huge, certain dopey class of people desire as entertainment.. The box office and blue comedy clubs profits don't lie. Jackass? ..KKK? MTV TV.. etc.

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63.

theunbubba    

Grow the hell up. When blacks learn to take a joke is when they will be fully integrated into society. So.....lighten up! Learn the difference between what Andy Dick did and what Richards did. Moron.

2848 days ago
64.

bob    

do you guys know what a joke is? I mean come on you are in a comedy club, why take things seriously

2848 days ago
65.

Brian    

N***** N***** N*****. I dont see the problem, you bunch of n*****s.

2848 days ago
66.

dave    

OK, I've kept my mouth shut for two weeks. As soon as 'N*gger' is not spoken openly amongst blacks, it will be banished from the English language. We must rid the world of the word. If we did this today......then 100 years from now it would not be around. Blacks degrade themselves constantly by using the word.
NOW, let's focus on the guys and girl that are suing for money. What in the world are they thinking? It just adds flame to the fire. Next Chris Rock concert I attend, I will take note of every reference to white people and slap him with a lawsuit soon after. Gloria Allred can be my attorney. If everyone was sued because of their speech, the courts would be swamped. Call me a niggard for my opinion.

2848 days ago
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theunbubba    

The people most offended always seem to be the Neolibtard whites that don't want to be percieved as being racist. So they jump through any hoop to keep from it. Most blacks just shake their heads and brush it off like a little dust. But if you talk to a neolibtard about it .....look out....it's time for the litany of the plight of the cities...........get a life.

2848 days ago
68.

sissy    

The "N" word is NOT ok but then again, I resent the term "White trash" Maybe we should use "Black Trash" or "or Ghetto Trash" instead of the "N" word. Would anyone object to that or can only white people can be trashy??
There is so much turmoil in the world....why do we have to resort to calling ANYONE bad names?

2848 days ago
69.

cassandra    

Forgive me for saying this....but when blacks talked about whites back in the day they were hung from trees or murdered.

Since we still refuse to get along....I suggest when corny white ass comics feel they can call blacks n*ggers they should be hung or taken to the hood and dropped off for a night...

Then they could get a chance to me those so call n*ggers...Until then Andy go suck a Dick !!!!!

2848 days ago
70.

Magical Mike    

I am a jewish/white and I think it is f***ing hilarious when people call Jews Deviil Crackers.

Black people should take it as a joke when a white person says N*gger.

I think racial comedy and commentary is the best.

KKKeep it KKKoming!

2848 days ago
71.

dasmb    

Lenny Bruce was killing audiences with this kind of material more than forty years ago. So was Redd Fox.

Daniel Tosh (a white comic) does a killer bit where he uses a slur ironically, then follows it up with "No, no, no, it's okay because I'm black." There are dozens of comics on the scene right now whose entire ACTS are about racial stereotypes and slurs -- Lisa Lampinelli, Dave Chappele, Carlos Mencia, to name a few.

Racism is a very sensitive topic right now in America, because we all want to think we're done with it and we aren't. it's a source of guilt and shock. Of course comedians, who know audiences respond to shock, are going to use it in their acts. Most of the acts I've seen leave the audience shocked, but with a greater sense of brotherhood. We want to laugh about absurd stereotypes.

As for comics using these subjects against hecklers -- that's a (dark) grey area, but comics always use viscious counters against hecklers, impugning their humor, their mental abilities, their sexuality. The heckler generally gets it in whatever mode the comic deems would most scathing to the individual, and I see Richard's attack as a case of trying to hurt a guy so bad that he shuts up. Questions of racism are secondary and impossible to judge from context.

2848 days ago
72.

jake    

you are all a bunch of weak d*@k hyper sensitive hypocrites with lots of time to worry about things that do not matter at all. true racists are idiots,but so are you for alowing yourself to be afected so badly by the culture of white guilt that you can no longer take a joke. thank you and goodnight

2848 days ago
73.

John Schuessler    

Now I know the true meaning of the word Dickhead

2848 days ago
74.

Tommie    

WHO IN THE HELL IS ANDY DICK? OBVIOUSLY HE MUST BE A NOBODY BECAUSE EVERYBODY THAT I KNOW HAS NEVER HEARD OF HIM. I GUESS THAT'S WHY HE'S WILLING TO PAY THE PRICE TO GET HIS NAME ON THE MAP. HE MUST REALLY BE DESPERATE FOR SOME NOTARIATY. AND IF HE THINKS HE WAS A HAS BEEN BEFORE, HE REALLY IS ONE NOW.

HOW LOW IS HE WILLING TO GO IN ORDER TO GET ONLY 15 MINUTES OF SHAME!!

THEY SHOULD HAVE NAMED HIM "ANDY GUMP".

2848 days ago
75.

Buster    

Hilarious. People are two sensitive.
My favorite Star Trek episode:
Where Uhura meets Abe Lincoln and he calls her as a "negress," then apologizes.
Uhura said "Mr. President, this is the 23rd century. We're not afraid of words any more."
People use the suffering of their ancestors to gain some sort of power over others in this day and age. If you give that a word power then it will have power. Kinda intersting how comedy pokes fun of something and makes you think about it.

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