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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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76.

Chris    

Easy, folks. It's called "satire." He was doing a send-up of Richard's tirade. By itself, it sounds rediculous. However, in the context of a performance that was making fun of Richards....it sounds like it might have been pretty darn funny. Everyone needs to lighten up a bit. I assure you there was no hate involved whatsoever.

2797 days ago
77.

nj newsman    

Mr. Dick is an absolute loser that knows the medias addiction to ugly news.

On the other hand, New Yorks mayor was with a group protesting the shooting of a black man by police (both black and white police) and the protesters were calling themselves N*ggers and no one seemed to mind that - go figure!

2797 days ago
78.

wildbill    

AHHHHHHH HA HA HA
BWWWWWAAAAAA HA HA HA !!!!!
Tomorrow he'll be crying at the alter of the dynamic dual, race pimps
ole JE$$E J . and the rev AL S.
of course every black present, will immediately sign up with ole gloria assred for their "pain and emotional suffering" by hearing the MUCH - BLACK - REPEATED....."n*gger" word,
but this time by a FU@#ING CRACKER ASS WHITE BOY.

OHH THE HUMANITY.

2797 days ago
79.

Jeffrey    

Andy Who?

2797 days ago
80.

rick    

Just once I'd like to see all this attention given to a black who makes racist comments about whites or hispanics. It never happens, because blacks aren't racists, right. Bull crap. It's just another in a loooooong line of politically correct double standards. It's sickening.

2797 days ago
81.

SuperStarSteve    

Andy Dick is getting more attention from the use of the word "N*gger" than anything funny he's had to say. You know where his place is? Rehab for Bisexual, BiPolar, double dunking red heads. I put him, Kathy Griffith and Carrot top in the same category.....strange redheads.

2797 days ago
82.

Eric    

It's called freedom of speech - first addition to this long, old document called the constitution. You know, it allows for the free exchange of ideas and stuff. Give it a read sometime...then go listen to some Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Frank Zappa or George Carlin, or better yet read some George Orwell, and try to understand that words are simply that...words, and if you don't stop persecuting people over words we'll all end up like Lenny did - or more likely, you'll wake up one day and your free republic has become a prison with 40 foot tall walls running along the entire border -- all because you were so scared of words.

2797 days ago
83.

KingVolcano    

I wish I had a nickel every time someone was called a n*gger in NYC. In one day, I'd have more money than The Donald.

I noticed money is now involved with the Michael Richards incident....I guess we are now teaching our children that monay heals all wounds.

2797 days ago
84.

Wes    

Andy Dick was trying to be funny, and he wasn't. This isn't the "new 'Kramer'", it's the "same 'Andy Dick'".

"Andy Dick's life-long goal goal is to give AIDS back to the monkeys." - Jeffrey Ross

Now THAT'S funny.

2797 days ago
85.

karl    

this is classic, anyone who doesnt get it or is pissed is a moron. calling a room of mostly white people a bunch of n*****s as you trump off stage is the epitome of timing and topicality

2797 days ago
86.

aaahzy    

These claims are heresay. There is no definitive proof offered as to what the man actually said. TMZ cites,"According to sources". They don't even say what sources! I don't know this comedian.

2797 days ago
87.

PDX    

You want to learn the history of slavery (including the slavery of whites)? Here is a good place to start - it's not too long to read either: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_slavery

Modern slavery: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_Sudan
also: http://www.antislavery.org/index.htm

2797 days ago
88.

yir ma    

If i'm not mistaken this "man" can't get any press unless HE/SHE is utterly disgusting, and the roast of William Shattner was just retarted and vial. This "man" is a fool, hell he is a fool that represents all the colors in the rainbow. FAG/idiot

2797 days ago
89.

Curiosity Killed the KAT ;-)    

To a SUPPOSED "black man that does not give a f***" You most definately are not balck. To put down your own people is horrendous. Every race has a group of people who are uneducated and basically cause embarrasment to their ethnic group(s).

So all I want to say to you is, you obviously wish you were black, and/or you are a closet racist trying to post as being a black man who hates himself and his people.

A** Wipe!

2797 days ago
90.

Dutch269    

You guys are losing it... it was probly meant to be funny.

If it were a black man or latino calling the audience a bunch of white trash, then it would have been funny.

Double standards and ignorance FTW!!

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