He may not like getting late night phone calls from David Letterman and Regis Philbin, but Don Rickles does love a good
prank. That might be considered being able to dish it out but not being able to take it, but nobody would expect anything
less from America's classic insult comic. Don Rickles has been in comedy for generations, delighting audiences with his off-color
brand of comedy that spares no one and never fails to get under the skin. His latest tour is evidence that no matter how old
he gets, Don Rickles still takes no prisoners and holds nothing back. Get your Don Rickles comedy
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When Don Rickles returned from service in World War II, he enrolled American Academy of Dramatic Arts, hoping he would
develop into a fine thespian and come to rule the stage. He certainly did, but not for his emotive prowess. Frustrated by
the lack of work available to young actors, Rickles turned to stand up comedy as a way to challenge his creativity and find
stage time. His prepared material wasn't all that appealing to audiences, but what they did enjoy was when he would insult
the hecklers who gave him a hard time. And thus, America's greatest insult comic was born! Purchase theater tickets from StubHub to see Don Rickles dish out his signature
brand of comedy!
It takes pretty thick skin to be a comic, which means Don Rickles probably has pretty thin skin since he doesn't allow
anyone to get under his! For more than 50 years, Don Rickles has built a reputation as a comedian who takes gruff from no
one and hurls diatribes at anyone and everyone who rub him the wrong way. That surly spiel won him acclaim and fame that no
other comedian could have pulled off. There was just something about Rickles that people found charming and weren't all that
upset when he flew off the handle. It only endeared them to him more, and even well into his eighties, he's still got that
It was the support of none other than Frank Sinatra that led to the explosion of the career of Don Rickles. Rickles was
doing a show in Miami that Sinatra caught, and Rickles in his inimitable style walked up to Old Blue Eyes and told him in
no uncertain terms what he thought of him, all in good humor, of course. Sinatra, quite taken with this wise-cracking Rickles,
encouraged all his celebrity friends to stand before Rickles and submit themselves to his comedic ire, and thus began Rickles's
career as the unofficial roast master of America. He continues to roast any who find themselves in his crosshairs, and his
still does it with incredible energy and zest!
Known ironically as Mr. Warmth, Don Rickles is anything but! He's excoriated the likes of Hollywood and Washington elite
in the same breath he lampoons a hapless audience member. He's an equal opportunity offender, and audiences can't get enough,
and with no hints of slowing down any time soon, there is plenty more insults to be hurled. Get your Don Rickles tickets from
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