Comedian Kenny Kramer is qualified to marry couples after becoming a fully-licensed minister.

The funnyman, who served as the real-life inspiration for the character of Cosmo Kramer in Tv hit Seinfeld, decided to obtain a license after watching several weddings because of his girlfriend's job as a musician.

He tells the New York Daily News, "I thought, 'I could do this much better than them (the ministers I saw)'."

Kramer filed an application to become a minister with the Universal Life Church and was declared an official marriage officiant in June (13), obtaining a licence from the City Clerk in New York.

He adds, "This is a new identity - it's Rev. Kramer. When I got my certificate, it gave me options: Reverend, minister, father. I thought, 'Reverend. Why not?' So here in New York, if I say you are man and wife, you're married."