Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting’s multicast network, will pay tribute to the legendary comedian Don Rickles. Beginning tonight, April 6, through Sunday, April 9, Antenna TV will air a classic Johnny Carson episode featuring Rickles. Thursday, April 6 — Original air date 10/2/73; Guests: Buddy Hackett/Burt Reynolds/Rickles/Dean Martin Friday, April 7 — 9/6/73; Guests: Glen Campbell/Rickles/Dom DeLuise/Jimmy Breslin […]
For more than half a century, Rickles, “Mr. Warmth,” headlined casinos and nightclubs from Las Vegas to Atlantic City, New Jersey, and livened up late-night talk shows. No one was exempt from Rickles’ insults, not fans or presidents or such fellow celebrities as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Johnny Carson. He had guest appearances on numerous TV shows, but success as a star of his own TV series eluded him.
NEW YORK (AP) — Don Rickles engages in what might be called Comedy S and M. He insults audience members (whether famous or unknown, each a hockey puck in his eyes) and they laugh and beg for more. It’s a manic, lacerating style Rickles has commanded for a half-century-plus. Now he’s being feted by Spike […]