'Seinfeld' Star Addresses Famous Tirade That Led to 'Lifelong Spiritual Quest'

Michael Richards reflects on his memorable experience with "Seinfeld," sharing with Fox News Digital that the team dynamics were "so interrelated."

Describing the connection with his co-stars, Richards stated, "Truly, a four in one, whole and so charged with inspiration," praising the ensemble that included Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jason Alexander during the show's run from 1989 to 1998. He credited this synergy with fueling their commitment to excellence, pushing them to new heights in comedy, and delivering their craft with finesse.

In his upcoming memoir "Entrances and Exits," Richards delves into the journey of his character Cosmo Kramer and other behind-the-scenes insights. The memoir, which features a foreword by Jerry Seinfeld, is set to hit shelves on June 4, 2024.

Richards also recounts his time doing stand-up comedy, during which he performed with the then-up-and-coming Robin Williams.

He expressed to Fox News Digital his profound admiration for the actor who passed away in 2014, saying, "I regarded him as a comedy god." He continued to honor his legacy, "A creator living and dying. A master of his domain."

In his book, Richards will delve into the 2006 incident where, during a stand-up performance, he directed racial slurs at two audience members. This event precipitated his retreat from the public eye and, as described by Permuted Press, "drove him to a lifelong spiritual quest, one that would help him move forward from apology and accountability to a greater appreciation for our shared humanity, a quest that continues to this day almost eighteen years later."

"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 said in a statement about the memoir. "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 memoir also marks Richards' first account of growing up with a grandmother who had schizophrenia and his experiences serving in the Army.

"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!