Sad news today in the comedy world… Don Rickles passed away at the age of 90 due to kidney failure. (READ MORE HERE)
I grew up really enjoying his style of standup comedy where he just insults everyone.
Famous for his epic roasts, you should be honoured if he was to roast you. Clint Eastwood, Jerry Lewis, Martin Scorsese the list goes on!
Here he is ripping on Ronald Reagan on one of Dean Martins classic roasts.
Rickles got his start on the Dean Martin Show (From What I’m told). This is where most of America first saw the WRATH that is known as Don Rickles. He sits there and insults Roy to the point where it kind of gets uncomfortable. Keep in mind this is 1969 where you could get away with a LOT more and it was always obvious that the actors would just READ the cue cards.
I could go on and on about how many skits I loved Mr. Rickles in, but this was the first time I saw him in a movie, after that I was hooked. Yes the man could be extremely mean, but I always think if he took the time to insult you, it meant you were worth the time…
Okay, okay one more..