Michael Richards discusses his on-stage meltdown with Jerry Seinfeld in Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee is a pretty interesting look into the world of some of our most well-known comedy minds. Of course it helps when you have Seinfeld himself rallying all his friends to go grab a cup of coffee with him in one of his many cars.
The latest webisode features Michael Richards whom we all know played against Seinfeld for years as Kramer on Seinfeld. Right off the bat you see there’s so much floating around Richards that’s fascinating. He’s a sorta Kramer in real life, and he does a good job of keeping Seinfeld in stitches nearly the entire time the two hang out.
The clip kicks off with a really random moment of trying to find Sugar Ray Leonard’s house, and accidentally running into another we’ll-known comedian’s place who happened to be taking meeting at the same time with comedy super-manager Barry Katz? And that’s all before the two get to the coffee joint.
Upon arrival we learn just how deep the into the annals of pop culture Kramer and Seinfeld penetrated both the public and the two comedians, Richard’s interest in chess, and near the end of the clip Richards talks about how his meltdown and use of the “N-word” 7 years ago at a comedy club still stays with him.
Richards stated, “I busted up after that event. It broke me down. It was a selfish response. I took it too personally. I should’ve just said, ‘You’re absolutely right, I’m not funny. I’m going to go home and work on my material.”
Richards also thanked his longtime friend for sticking with him when it got rough and that “inside it still kicks me around a bit.”