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Apr. 17, 1998

Kramer says "so long" to Seinfeld

by Anne Dolan

Kenny Kramer, the New Yorker who inspired the Cosmo Kramer character on NBC-TV's Seinfeld, brings his "Reality Road Show" to the Memorial Union Great Hall Wednesday, April 29. His presentation, "Good-bye Seinfeld," begins at 8 p.m. (The final Seinfeld episode airs in mid-May.)

For six years, Kramer lived across the hall from Seinfeld executive producer Larry David in a New York apartment complex for artists. Michael Richards plays Kramer in the television show.

Kramer's credentials include former stand-up comedian and disco jewelry entrepreneur, 1997 Democratic mayoral candidate for New York City and "leisure golfer, jacuzzi lounger and professional slacker shamelessly cashing in on his fame."

During the 90-minute, multi-media performance, Kramer shares his insights about how the television show came about, which of the Seinfeld episodes mirror events in his life, and tips on where to find some of the best stuff in New York City.

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