Comic Andy Dick has apologized for calling a crowd of comedy fans "n**ggers" during a stand-up stint on Saturday night.
The funnyman jumped onstage during a routine by Ian Bagg at Los Angeles' Improv and used the defamatory word in an attempt to joke about Michael Richards, who hit the headlines last month for a racist attack on hecklers during his show at the Laugh Factory.
But the gag didn't go down very well, leading to a backlash from Improv guests who were less than amused with Dick's remark.
Dick, 40, released a statement to the Los Angeles Times yesterday, explaining, "I chose to make a joke about a subject that is not funny.
"In an attempt to make light of a serious subject, I have offended a lot of people, and I am sorry for my insensitivity. I wish to apologize to Ian, to the club and its patrons and to anyone who was hurt or offended by my remark."
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