Michael Richards -- Forgive and Forget?

1/5/2009 2:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Richards is back after a two year hiatus -- as in... he went underground after that whole racist rant thing.

Michael Richards: Click to watch
Richards chose Venice Beach as his venue and a photog brought up a good point -- Dog the Bounty Hunter and Don Imus were forgiven way quicker.