In fact, theyre being encouraged to do so this Friday (Dec. 8) at a Hollywood comedy club.
Club owner Enss Mitchell says the event which insiders are calling the Nþg-Athon will give black comics the opportunity to take back the word by using it as much as possible during their routines.
And while Mitchell wants a diverse audience watching the show, he says white comics wont be allowed behind the mike.
Thats because Mitchell says the N-word is only cool among African Americans and says its important because it shows youre up on pop culture.
Says Mitchell: It was used to tear us down, but we turned it around and made it positive.
He admits he didnt invite Richards to the event, but that the former Seinfeld star is welcome to attend and security guards will be instructed to remove any hecklers.
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