You may have to wait until Wednesday to watch the whole show, but right now you can catch a glimpse of One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles on the internet.
The star studded tribute has almost every comedian you’ve ever heard of, and then some you might have forgotten about. “We’re thrilled that David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Robert De Niro and so many more will be coming out to entertain and celebrate our hero — Don Rickles,” Casey Patterson, producer of event production at Viacom Entertainment Group said. “The genius of Rickles is in the danger, nobody is safe, and what you can expect is a night of comedy from these superstars worthy of a legend. It truly will be One Night Only.”
Of particular interest is the opening roast by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, which you can watch here:
The event will also include Brad Garrett, Robert De Niro, Jimmy Kimmel, Martin Scorsese, Tracy Morgan, Jon Stewart, Bob Newhart, and Regis Philbin, just to name a few more names.
”My humor is so over the top you’d have to be an awful fool to think I’m embarrassing you,” Rickles said back in 1996. ”When I pick someone from the audience, their eyes say, ‘I can take it.’ But if I’m wrong, I’ll never let them know it. When you sell yourself you just can’t back down. I absolutely believe that. You’ve got to stay with what got you to the dance. It’s an old expression but true.”
Plenty of comedians will have their own chance to pick on Rickles, and maybe a few others, as Tracy Morgan shows us in this clip:
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