Real-life Kramer to Speak in Davis CountyOGDEN, Utah – Weber State University Davis Student Affairs is pleased to bring Kenny Kramer, the man who inspired Michael Richards' character on "Seinfeld," to the Davis Conference Center April 28 at 8 p.m. to present "Kramer on Seinfeld."
The character Cosmo Kramer, who lived across the hall from Jerry Seinfeld on the show, is known for get-rich-quick schemes like the "rubber bladder" or the "bro," and keeping life interesting for Seinfeld and his friends. He won a law suit against a coffee company, did a bus tour and moved in with Jerry's parents in Florida.
Having lived next to the real Kramer for six years, Larry David, creator and writer of "Seinfeld," based the character on his interactions with Kenny. David was a former stand-up comedian and continually told Kramer that their life would make a great TV show. When David convinced Seinfeld and NBC to produce a pilot, the real Kramer sold the right to use his name for $1. Since 1996, Kramer has cashed in on the use of his name by hosting "Kramer's Reality Tour," which visits New York City locations made famous by the series, including the site of the real "soup nazi."
Tickets for the event are $10 for students with a current WSU ID or $12.50. They can be purchased at the WSU Davis cashiers office, at the Ogden campus's Shepherd Union Information Center or at the door.