Andy Dick Goes Michael Richards at Comedy Club

Comedian Andy Dick went Michael Richards over the weekend.

According to sources, the hopped-up comedian hopped onstage Saturday at L.A.’s Improv comedy club and dropped the n-bomb on a room full of stunned clubgoers. Andy was heckling comedian Ian Bagg during his routine, when Dick allegedly got out of his seat, jumped onstage and began joking with Bagg. The subject of Michael Richards came up, but the two comics quickly moved past it. As Dick exited the stage, he suddenly grabbed the mic and shouted at the crowd, “You’re all a bunch of niggers!”

Unlike the Richards incident, there’s no video of this one. My guess is that he was trying to be funny by mocking Richards, since there’s no provocation here and thus no context for a racial outburst. Either way, it doesn’t appear to have come across as funny. It may be that racial humor is best left to black comedians.

GHW

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Comments

  1. Let me hereby predict that, Michael Richards’ tirade notwithstanding, “Seinfeld” DVDs will sell as well as they ever have and that the show will continue to thrive in syndication. On the other hand, Andy Dick’s career is toast. Gone Hollywood [IMG] [IMG]

  2. Cernig says:

    It may be that racial humor is best left to black comedians.

    Rather, comedians of the same race/nationality as the humor’s subject. Jeff Foxworthy, anyone?

    Regards, C

  3. Christopher says:

    racial humor is best left to black comedians? Isn’t that a racist statement?

  4. the Pirate says:

    Damon Wayans broke The Laugh Factory ban on the N-word the other night. He ended up with $320 in fines and being banned from the club.

  5. Michael says:

    it doesn’t appear to have come across as funny.

    That may have more to do with the fact that nothing Andy Dick does ever comes across as funny.

  6. James Joyner says:

    Michael: A salient point.

  7. floyd says:

    “”It may be that racial humor is best left to black comedians.”” OR ELSE!!