It's been nearly six years since Michael Richards stunned attendees of his stand-up act at The Laugh Factory in LA with a now-infamous N-word tirade directed at an African-American heckler.

Since then, there's been no rest for Richards — still best known as Cosmo Kramer — who has been all but shunned by the entertainment community, and has remained mostly invisible since.

But he's emerged from hiding for the season finale of his former Seinfeld co-star Jerry Seinfeld's web series, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, and he's brought his baggage along with him.

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"I busted up after that event seven years ago," Richards says, misremembering the date of the incident, in one of the show's most personal moments. "It broke me down. It was a selfish response. I took it too personally. I should have just said, 'Yeah, you're absolutely right. I'm not funny.'"

The episode ends with Richards getting a redemption of sorts, as Seinfeld tells his friend and once-TV-neighbor to finally put "this bag" down. The exchange is followed by a scene of fans crowding around Richards, who appears to still have a few jokes left in him.

[video via Crackle]