Stranger at Blah3 is correct: Michael Richards isn't Lenny Bruce (and no, rampant, angry use of the N word probably has nothing to do with the so-called Seinfeld Curse:
No doubt you've heard about or seen Michael Richards' meltdown on video, where he resorts to repeatedly calling a heckler a 'nigger' for daring to interrupt him. Stupid, stupid, stupid. (YouTube video is here, and it's painful to watch.)I wonder if Mel Gibson has called him yet so he and Ted Haggard can drop by and talk about tolerance (and how to use drugs without getting caught). ::cough::
I have serious doubts if anyone will come forward to defend this outburst - it is indefensible, and not the least bit funny, and you can hear in Richards' voice that he said what he said to be as hurtful as he could be - but if a hypothetical person came forward to defend Richards, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if the name of Lenny Bruce was invoked.