Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Publicity stunt in poor taste?

By now, you've probably all heard about Michael Richards' (Kramer from Seindfeld) racist outburst on stage at a comedy club.

I hope what I'm about to propose isn't true but:

1. The timing of this event is peculiar - happening several days before the release of Seinfeld Season #7 on DVD. Plus, who's heard anything from Richards in a while?

2. Why/how would someone be recording this act on what was presumably a cell phone. Most clubs I've been to don't allow recording devices. Is there footage of the whole set? The only released footage has been of the insane racist rantings. There's thousands of comics performing nightly and this is the one act that was caught on tape? Strange.

Some say, "Any publicity is good publicity." Is this someone's sick way to get Richards back in the spotlight? I hope not.

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