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Meet the "Real" Kramer

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Meet the "Real" Kramer Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:43:57 +0000 Meet the "Real" Kramer Meet the "Real" Kramer WFRV had there and give us a like. >>> so out of this world. hard to imagine kramer from seinfeld is based on a real person >> lisa: he is pure he is performing in oshkosh. his name is kenny kramer. he's with us this morning. good morning. >> guest: thank you for that. >> lisa: we are both huge fans of seinfeld. just about how kenny kramer became cosmo camera on seinfeld. >> guest: i was a standup comedian for many years. my good friend larry david and i moved into the same building. he left for california to do a tv show for a couple years and wanted to move back to new york. i finagled him to get the apartment across the hall. there he was for 5 one half years sitting there looking at me and taking notes. the next thing i know jerry asked him to create a show. he came up with this idea for a show about nothing. i was across the hall. the rest is history. >> millaine: were there times where you went, that really happened. >> guest: that's the premise of the show. i talk about all the things that happen in real life and how they translate into episodes of seinfeld. >> lisa: were you really a calvin klein underwear model? >> guest: no. >> lisa: did you really drop the junior mint in the patient in the operating room? >> guest: they wouldn't let me in. i'm not raising fighting chickens and i've never had a japanese person sleeping in the drawers. >> millaine: i really wonder if he put people in the dresser drawers. >> lisa: my favorite was when he put on the skinny jeans. what is it about your character the translated so well through cosmo kramer? >> guest: larry has an i-4 little minutia that makes sense. it was really larry that did it. i just lived my life and larry took notes. >> lisa: were you always bursting into his apartment like kramer? >> guest: that's the thing. when michael was cast to play kramer, he chose not to meet me or do any research or know anything about me. larry put in a lot of me. michael added the ingredient of the fiscal comedy. if i was cast as kramer, the show would have gone right down the tube secured a would've never thought to go sliding through doors. i don't bang against the walls. that ingredient is the special ingredient that made the show accessible. kids have no ideas with the jokes are, but when michael is banging into the walls it's funny. when they talk about master of my domain, they don't get it. when you talk about treating your body as an amusement park, that's not there. when kramer comes in it's funny. >> millaine: you mentioned briefly what people can expect. is it your standup ended with the seinfeld life? >> guest: basically the tour i've been doing in new york for 20 something years translated to the stage version. i have clips and stories. a lot of surprises. once you see my presentation, you will never watch seinfeld the same because you will be filled with all of this insight. you hear the voice like, is that marine biologist here? that's larry. i talk about all of larry's cameos. when you see these episodes ? i get emails were people will say since i've senior show my friends won't let me watch seinfeld. >> lisa: do have a favorite kramer story? >> guest: so many. >> lisa: do people ask you to say all the time, these pretzels are making me thirsty. >> guest: from time to time. the one kramer story i feel i can tell because larry just told the story on kimmel the other night. it was working as a writer and they want using his material and he got so fed up you went to the executive producer. his name was dick eversole. he said to him, after the cut we finally had a sketch that made it to dress rehearsal and the cutter from the show. he went crazy. five minutes before air screaming and cursing. he said, have had it with you. that's it. i quit. he was getting $10,000 an episode as a writer on the show. on his way home, he realized how much money he just lost. he arrived at my apartment of 4:15. i so, what are you doing here? he said, kramer, you won't believe what i did. i just screamed and quit and stormed out like a madman. i just lost $100,000. what am i going to be able to do now? i really need the job. i said, larry, calm down. here's what you do, you go back monday and pretend nothing happened. [laughter] that became an episode of seinfeld when george tried it and it didn't work. >> millaine:

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