Michael Richards joined Brian Kilmeade to discuss his new book Entrances and Exits. Richards spoke of his journey from being a medic in the military, his work as a comedian, being cast in the iconic role of Kramer, his fall after his meltdown on stage in 2006, to his redemption and coming full circle writing the book. Richards shared his thoughts on one of Seinfeld’s most memorable episodes “The Contest”. Richards felt Kramer was just so real in the episode and revealed the network’s reluctance to do the episode because they were hung up on the plot point of masturbation on primetime television. Richards said Larry David threatened to walk out but they ended up doing the show and David won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for the episode. Richards also discussed how he hadn’t watched episodes of Seinfeld until he began working on the book because he was always critical of himself and believed he could do better. When he did finally rewatch every episode with his son, it helped Richards get to the memories of putting the episodes together and the development of Kramer. Richards says he became less judgmental and far more objective and recognized the greatness of Seinfeld and how he is so proud to have been a part of it.
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