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Michael Richards

Michael Anthony Richards (born July 24, 1949) is an American actor, comedian, writer and television producer, widely known for his portrayal of Cosmo Kramer on the television sitcom Seinfeld. During the show's run, he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series three times. Richards began his career as a stand-up comedian, first stepping into a national spotlight when he was featured on Billy Crystal's first cable TV special. He went on to become a series regular on ABC's Fridays. Prior to Seinfeld, he made numerous guest appearances on a variety of television shows including Cheers, Night Court, Miami Vice and St. Elsewhere. His film credits include So I Married an Axe Murderer, Airheads, Young Doctors in Love, Problem Child, Coneheads, UHF, and Trial and Error, one of his few starring roles. During the run of Seinfeld, he made a guest appearance in Mad About You. After Seinfeld, Richards starred in his own sitcom, The Michael Richards Show, which lasted less than one season. After his series was cancelled, Richards returned to performing stand-up comedy. After inciting media furor for losing his temper and repeatedly shouting "nigger" at

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Kramer Won't Touch Anna Nicole

Kramer Won't Touch Anna Nicole

Move over crazy astronaut lady, there's another person who must be secretly celebrating the untimely death of Anna Nicole Smith -- Michael Richards!During a very rare public outing, the disgraced… READ MORE >

"The Geek" Joins the N-Bomb Club

"The Geek" Joins the N-Bomb Club

Brat packer Anthony Michael Hall used the N-word twice while signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans last night, and it all went down outside the Laugh Factory, of all places.Hall,… READ MORE >

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Laugh Factory "Ban" a Joke, Wayans to Perform

Laugh Factory "Ban" a Joke, Wayans to Perform

Just a month after he was banned for three months from the Laugh Factory for violating the club's ban on the N-word, Damon Wayans is set to return to the stage tonight, apparently getting a "Get… READ MORE >

- 2850 days ago
Celebrity Wish List: Michael Richards

Celebrity Wish List: Michael Richards

Like kids all over the world, Michael Richards is hoping for a white Christmas. While we can't predict the weather, we can think of presents for the embattled comic.Check out this video with some… READ MORE >

- 2863 days ago
Comedy Honcho Hates the Haters

Comedy Honcho Hates the Haters

Mired in the backlash from the Michael Richards incident and the subsequent banning of the N word from his club, Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada took out a full-page ad in today's Variety,… READ MORE >

- 2871 days ago
Racism Alive and Well In L.A.

Racism Alive and Well In L.A.

TMZ has obtained stunning video of a racist rant directed at a runner for a television show -- and it all went down in Hollywood.D'Andre Ford, a runner for the television show "EXTRA," was… READ MORE >

- 2873 days ago
The N-Word Is Always Welcome Here

The N-Word Is Always Welcome Here

At least one person in Hollywood doesn't think Michael Richards' racist rant was all that bad. In response to attacks on the former "Seinfeld" star, the black owner of the Comedy Union is opening… READ MORE >

- 2875 days ago
Are All Racial Slurs Created Equal?

Are All Racial Slurs Created Equal?

The Laugh Factory put comedians who perform there on notice -- each time you use the N-word on stage, you'll get fined $20 and banned from the club for three months. Noticeably absent from the… READ MORE >

- 2878 days ago
Wayans Drops N-Bomb, Faces Fallout

Wayans
Drops N-Bomb, Faces Fallout

Damon Wayans became the first famous offender of the Laugh Factory's ban on the use of the n-word, and was fined and banned from the club for three months as a result, Wayans' publicist tells TMZ.… READ MORE >

- 2879 days ago
Mum's the Word on N-Word for Funnymen

Mum's the Word on N-Word for Funnymen

Has Michael Richards' racist rant made the n-word forbidden comedy fruit? How taboo is it, really? Is it taboo enough for the biggest, brashest African-American comics to ban it from their own… READ MORE >

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