• Jerry Seinfeld has apologized to Howard Stern
  • The comedian made some bad remarks about his old friend
  • THIS is what Jerry took back

Despite his status a a living comedy legend, he is still human. Seinfeld's attempt to clarify his statements reveals a mix of regret and admiration, stirring up the celebrity news pot. Dive into the drama, the backpedaling, and the ultimate apology that has everyone talking!

The Apology Heard Round the World

It was just another day in the podcast universe until Jerry Seinfeld, the mind behind the iconic '90s sitcom, dropped a bombshell on the "Fly on the Wall" podcast with Dana Carvey and David Spade. Discussing the overwhelming number of comedy podcasts, Seinfeld aimed a jab at Howard Stern, suggesting the radio legend had been "outflanked" by newer shows. But wait, there's more!

Realizing his words might have cut deeper than intended, Seinfeld rushed to clear the air. "I really feel bad for what I said about my friend Howard Stern in a conversation with David Spade and Dana Carvey, talking about the glut of comedy podcasts. I meant to say he must feel surrounded but I said ‘outflanked’ which sounded terrible and insulting," he confessed to 'Entertainment Weekly'.

"And of course, none of these little shows are any threat to his giant show," his statement continues. "Anyway, it was bad and I’m sorry, Howie. I still love you. Please forgive me."

Reps for Stern did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.

On the 'Fly on the Wall' podcast, Seinfeld said, "Howard Stern invented this, right?” of the comedy interview show format. "But we’re better than him now. Howard is interesting. Howard is a great interviewer, but comedy chops, I mean, can we speak candidly?"

An open opinion

Spade said "Sure," while Carvey said, "No!" as they both laughed. "Well, he got Robin, and Robin is a big part of how he’s funny," Carvey said of Stern’s co-host Robin Quivers. 

"Yeah, they’re all great but let’s face it, he’s been outflanked by some very, and yourselves, I mean absolutely, this show, comedy podcast? This is the best one on the air," Seinfeld added. "Because you guys play nice together, it’s smooth, you’re not jumping on each other, which is annoying to listen to."

His choice of words? A regrettable mistake. Seinfeld's heartfelt apology emphasized his enduring love and respect for Stern, begging for forgiveness and highlighting the strength of their friendship.

Seinfeld didn't stop at podcast politics. He also unleashed his take on comedians who turn their personal lives into an open book for laughs.

"Jesus Christ, make us laugh, how interesting do you think you are?" he said. "You’re not that interesting, okay? You’re not. When you’re funny, you’re worth it. This is my line, which you know me, you know me, no but you know that I draw that line. If you’re not that funny, we’re not that interested in you."

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As the dust settles on Seinfeld's controversial comments and subsequent apology, all eyes are on Howard Stern. Will the radio icon accept Seinfeld's olive branch? Representatives for Stern have yet to respond, leaving fans and followers in suspense.