NOTE: With news last night of the US airstrike on a Syrian airbase, comments have evolved a bit into that conversation. Rather than a new post, we can segue from Rickles to bombs.
Don Rickles, Mr. Warmth, died today, age 90. No better insult comic, well, maybe other than Joan Rivers.
To me, this quote of his summarizes his comedy and how it differs so vastly from the comics today, like Amy Schumer and Samantha Bee who just spew hate.
If I were to insult people and mean it, that wouldn’t be funny, there is a difference between an actual insult and just having fun.
Rickles on close friend Frank Sinatra – “When you enter a room, you have to kiss his ring. I don’t mind, but he has it in his back pocket.” Now that’s funny!!
Those who knew him well said he was a warm loving and devoted friend, someone always there if you needed. This YT video of a 1974 Tonight Show lets us see the warmer side of Don. And of course his insult comedy.
They don’t made comedians like Rickles anymore. Or Joan Rivers. Or or or…Honestly, I hate the comedy of today, with very few exceptions.