Sad news on the passing of legendary comedian Don Rickles today at the age of 90.
It’s an understatement to say he was the master of insult comedy. He let every race, ethnic group or occupation have it…and have it good. His style of comedy wouldn’t make it in our PC world today, and if you watch him now, he would come off as an absolute racist. But by most accounts that was not the case. In fact, many said he was the sweetest most endearing man in person.
His act? Now that’s another story.
I watched him on the Dean Martin roasts, CPO Sharkey, of course as Mr. Potato Head in the “toy Story” series…but again just a couple of weeks ago on Netflix. It’s not for the faint of heart, but I do recommend the ’07 documentary “Mr. Warmth. The Don Rickles Project”. Let’s say, you’ll learn a lot.
Don was definitely one of a kind.