Kramer's Lessons from His N-Word Meltdown By: Jenée Desmond-Harris | Posted: September 28, 2012 at 12:18 PM Michael Richards (via TMZ) Remember Michael Richards' racist standup comedy rant from 2006? Who are we kidding? If you saw it, there's no way you'd forget the actor and comic calling an African-American heckler nig--r and adding, "Fifty years ago we'd have you upside down with a f--king fork up your ***." (We still can't enjoy an innocent Seinfeld rerun without thinking of it a little). Well, a recent interview suggests that he actually learned something from the incident and its aftermath -- in part that the comedy-club stage might not be the best place for someone whose first line of defense when a routine is poorly received is hate speech. He says he hasn't performed a comedy set since. .Michael Richards to Jerry Seinfeld -- I Learned My Lesson After 'Laugh Factory' Meltdown - Watch More Celebrity Videos or Subscribe .