"I lost my temper on stage. I was at a comedy club trying to do my act and I got heckled and I took it badly and went into a rage ... I'm really busted up over this, and I'm very, very sorry to those people in the audience -- the blacks, the Hispanics, the whites -- everyone that was there that took the brunt of that anger and hate and rage and how it came through ... For me to be at a comedy club and flip out and say this crap, I'm deeply, deeply sorry ... I'm not a racist, that's what's so insane about this, and yet it's said, it comes through, it fires out of me and even now in the passion that's here as I confront myself." -- Michael Richards in November 2006, attempting to explain why he launched into a n-word-laced onstage rant. He made his remarks via satellite during Jerry Seinfeld's sit-down with David Letterman, a forum choice he regretted after some audience members laughed as he spoke (it probably didn't help that he used the term "Afro-Americans").