It’s hard out there for comedians.
Gunmen shot and killed a television comedian Monday who was famous for mocking everyone from the Iraqi government to U.S. forces to Shiite militias to Sunni insurgents.
Michael Richards stunned a comedy club audience, shouting racial epithets at people who heckled him during a stand-up routine.
I know who I feel worse for. Though I will give Michael Richards the benefit of the doubt and assume that he’s not actually racist. He probably was just trying to be shocking and funny and went too far on the former without any of the latter.