Michael Richards, known for his role as Cosmo Kramer on “Seinfeld,” reflected on his time on the show, describing the close bond with castmates and the motivation to deliver great comedy.
His new memoir, “Entrances and Exits,” delves into his character’s evolution and behind-the-scenes revelations, with a foreword by Jerry Seinfeld.
“Truly, a four in one, whole and so charged with inspiration,” he said of the main cast. (Trending: Federal Court Rules Against Gun Owners)
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“Naturally this charge created us. It motivated us to work hard, to unfold greatness, to elevate comedy, and to serve it as gracefully as possible.”
“The first time I entered Jerry’s apartment as Kramer, I asked, ‘Got any meat?’ In March 2021, I sat down at my desk looking over four decades of journals and asked myself, ‘Got a book in you?’ Well, just how meaty will it be? Probably a lot meatier than people expect. So… giddy up!”
Richards also discusses his admiration for Robin Williams and addresses the 2006 incident where he used racial slurs, which led him on a spiritual quest.
“I regarded him as a comedy god,” Richards said of Williams. “A creator living and dying. A master of his domain.”
The memoir also touches on his upbringing and military experience.
“My book is a hymn to the irrational, the senseless spirit that breaks the whole into pieces, a reflection on the seemingly absurd difficulties that intrude upon us all,” Richards stated.
“It’s like Harpo Marx turning us about, shaking up my plans, throwing me for a loop. Upset and turmoil is with us all the time. It’s at the basis of comedy.”
“It’s the pratfall we all take. It’s the unavoidable mistake we didn’t expect.”
“It’s everywhere I go. It’s in the way that I am, both light and dark, good and not-so-good. It’s my life.”
The book is set for release on June 4, 2024.
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