Life Post-KKKramer Comedy: The Good and the Stupid
posted by December 6 at 11:46 AMon
So it’s been two and a half weeks since the instigation of Kramergate, wherein Kramer “Michael Richards” Kramer of Seinfeld fame repeatedly and furiously called a pair of black audience members niggers then went around issuing apologies of dubious value.
Now comes one of the key subsequent phases, wherein other comedians weigh in on the scandal—with comedy!
Case #1: The exceedingly lame and conceptually bankrupt endeavours of Andy Dick, who hopped onstage at L.A.’s Improv comedy club, grabbed the mic, and hollered at the audience, “You’re all a bunch of niggers!” Get it??? Just like Kramer!! Hyuk! (To confirm his status as an unfunny pussy, Dick followed up with an apologetic press release.)
Far funnier hay was made by Kathy Griffin, who weighed in on the Kramer fiasco during her appearance last night on Larry King Live:
KING: What do you make of the Michael Richards thing?
GRIFFIN: I think he is equal parts insane and racist. I don’t know if there is a dominant, but it’s bad….I don’t think he handled it properly. He’s, like, apologizing to everybody. And when I heard that he apologized to Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson—I know this is going to sound terrible, but didn’t it sort of sound like he just apologized to the only two black people he’s ever heard of? Come on. Who’s he going to call next, Fat Albert? That’s not the way you reach out to the community.
More to come, undoubtedly…