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Kenny Kramer licensed to marry couples

Jul 11, 2013 | 6:16am EDT

Comedian Kenny Kramer is qualified to marry couples after becoming a fully-licensed minister. The funnyman, who served as the real-life inspiration for the character of Cosmo Kramer in TV hit Seinfeld, decided to obtain a license after watching several weddings because of his girlfriend's job as a musician. He tells the New York Daily News, "I thought, 'I could do this much better than them (the ministers I saw)'." Kramer filed an application to become a minister with the Universal Life Church and was declared an official marriage officiant in June (13), obtaining a licence from the City Clerk in New York. He adds, "This is a new identity - it's Rev. Kramer. When I got my certificate, it gave me options: Reverend, minister, father. I thought, 'Reverend. Why not?' So here in New York, if I say you are man and wife, you're married."

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