In an interview to be broadcast tonight (Monday night) comedian Michael Richards will offer a formal apology for the racial comments he made this weekend during a stand-up routine at a Los Angeles comedy club.
During his stand up routine at Laugh Factory in LA, Richards said, "Fifty years ago we'd have you upside down with a f--king fork up your ass," Richards screamed. "You can talk, you can talk, you're brave now motherf--ker. Throw his ass out. He's a n--ger! He's a n--ger! He's a ni--ger! A n--ger, look, there's a n--ger!"
David Letterman: "Why don't you explain exactly what happened for the folks who may not know."
Michael Richards: "I lost my temper on stage. I was at a comedy club trying to do my act and I got heckled and I took it badly and went into a rage and said some pretty nasty things to some Afro-Americans, a lot of trash talk, and uh..."
Letterman: "And you were actually being heckled or were they just talking and disturbing the act?"
Richards: "That was going on too."
Richard also said, "I went back onstage that night and I apologized to quite a few people," Richards told Letterman. "I didn't get to talk to everyone. They left. And they went to the press as they should have."
The Laugh Factory has banned Richards and promised to post a warning to all comedians to avoid offensive language.
UPDATE: Check out the video of him on Letterman here...
...if you wanna see the original video of him from that night at Laugh Factory click "KEEP READING"...
The incident was actually caught on tape so you can listen to the bigot in action...