R.I.P. Don Rickles (1926-2017)
Don Rickles, the legendary comedian and actor who could roast President Ronald Reagan, Frank Sinatra and just about everyone else, has died. Rickles was 90. Rickles died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure, his publicist confirmed. He hadn’t stopped performing even in old a... [Read More]
Comedy Legend Don Rickles Dies at 90
The comedy world has lost another beloved talent today. Variety is reporting that legendary insult comic Don Rickles has died. According to the report, Rickles passed away at his home in Los Angeles today due to kidney failure. Rickles was 90 years old. Rickles’ comedy career stretches ac... [Read More]
Don Rickles to star in AARP Studios series, “Dinner with Don”
Jerry Seinfeld may drive comedians in cars to get coffee, but Don Rickles — who has appeared on Seinfeld’s Crackle-now-Netflix series — will skip the car ride and go straight to dinner, thank you very much. AARP Studios announced its first official series, Dinner With Don, headline... [Read More]
Don Rickles will interview Billy Crystal, Jimmy Kimmel, Amy Poehler on new series “Dinner with Don”
AARP announced the formation of an in-house production studio called AARP Studios. Along with the formation of the studio, they… MORE Don Rickles will interview Billy Crystal, Jimmy Kimmel, Amy Poehler on new series “Dinner with Don” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Humor in Hindsight revisits Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
HBO aired a documentary on Don Rickles, directed by John Landis, only a few weeks into the official start of The Comic’s Comic. So I was still feeling out the website’s tone and direction when I took a first glance and pass at Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project. By the time SPIKE TV pai... [Read More]
Comics in Comics: The Bizarre History of Comedians in Comic Books
When the average person thinks about comic books, they don’t necessarily think about standup comedians. Sure, both are called comics, but one allows readers to see another world that is filled with beautiful people battling evil villains, and the other allows audience members to see a man or w... [Read More]
Don Rickles talks about working with Sinatra and Dean Martin on Jimmy Kimmel Live
It’s always great when Don Rickles shows up. And that’s exactly what happened last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He showed up. In this particular instance, Don talks about his new DVD box set and recalls working with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. And that time Donald Trump tried to sell h... [Read More]
The Johnny Carson Comeback Special That Never Was
by Ramsey Ess On Mark Malkoff’s wonderful Carson Podcast, several guests have been asked about why they believe that when Johnny said goodbye on May 22, 1992 he never returned to television in any substantial form. Several of them say that Johnny cited Bob Hope as the inspiration behind his de... [Read More]