Michael Richards Instantly Regretted Making His Apology On The Late Show After He Heard David Letterman's Audience Laughing At Him

Michael Richards' career was never the same after he went on a racist outburst during his stand-up act at the Laugh Factory in 2006. Jerry Seinfeld invited Richards to issue an apology on the Late Show, but it wasn't the right place for Richards to do so as audience members laughed in the background. The moment received mixed reactions from fans, with some calling it the most awkward damage control in television history while others praised Seinfeld for sticking up for Richards' character. Richards later admitted that the world of stand-up comedy was not for him and he was better suited as a performer on television or film.