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April 6th, 2017 at 5:40:37 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: buzzardknot
Fate : Don Rickles was just another insult comedian in a strip club. But his mother was friends with Frank Sinatra's mother, His Mom talked Frank into checking out his show as a favor to her. As Frank walked to his table Don said. "Hey Frank make yourself at home. Hit somebody"
Instant silence until Frank laughed. Then everybody laughed and Rickles was on his way


Frank was a mama's boy only child. His
mother was a powerful old country
Italian woman, she spoiled Frank and
gave him whatever he wanted. She
bought him an expensive microphone
and amplifier when he was a teen to
help with his singing. She ruled her
husband and son and Frank doted on
her all his life.

When Rickles mom told Franks mom to
give Don a break and attend a show,
Frank did so willingly. Sinatra would have
normally had one of his bodyguards
beat the crap out of a comedian for
insulting him, but he went along with it
because he had to. When Frank saw
Rickles treated everybody that way and
it was an honor to be singled out by him,
they became lifetime friends.

(This is my 10K post)
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
April 6th, 2017 at 8:21:42 PM permalink
kenarman
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I saw Rickles about 1980 on the strip. I had never heard such a crude stand-up comedian before. I still haven't.
"but if you make yourselves sheep, the wolves will eat you." Benjamin Franklin
April 6th, 2017 at 8:40:31 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: kenarman
I saw Rickles about 1980 on the strip. I had never heard such a crude stand-up comedian before. I still haven't.


Rickles was OK on the late TV circuit. I
always thought his stand up routine
on the road was gross and juvenile.
He went out of his way to get laughs
by being cruel to people in the audience.
Not just little jabs, but really really cruel
attacks. I always thought it amazing that
one of those people didn't beat the
living crap out of him. He especially liked
to go after men married to fat women. I
don't care in what spirit it was delivered,
women do not like being mocked for
their weight by anybody at any time.

I always looked at Rickles as a bitter little
man who got his jollies making people
feel like crap all in the name of 'comedy'.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
April 7th, 2017 at 7:50:35 AM permalink
DRich
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Quote: kenarman
I saw Rickles about 1980 on the strip. I had never heard such a crude stand-up comedian before. I still haven't.


There is a comedian in Las Vegas that goes by the name Vinnie Favorito. He is the current day Don Rickles with basically the same act.
April 7th, 2017 at 8:57:52 AM permalink
terapined
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I loved Don Rickles
He was comedy gold on the Dean Martin Roasts

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
April 7th, 2017 at 11:58:58 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: terapined
I loved Don Rickles
He was comedy gold on the Dean Martin Roasts


That was the cleaned up TV Rickles, not
the foul mouthed night club Rickles
that mercilessly hurt peoples feeling
for a laugh.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
April 7th, 2017 at 12:06:52 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Evenbob
That was the cleaned up TV Rickles, not
the foul mouthed night club Rickles
that mercilessly hurt peoples feeling
for a laugh.


What a successful act
Selling out nightclubs night after night
Miss him already
RIP Don
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
April 7th, 2017 at 12:11:59 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: terapined
What a successful act
Selling out nightclubs night after night
Miss him already
RIP Don


Of course, you're a guy that likes
to see babies beheaded on TV,
I forgot. Watching Rickles tear
people apart would be delight a
person like you. As long as he
didn't do it TO you, and send
you into therapy 3 days a week.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
April 7th, 2017 at 12:23:03 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: Evenbob
That was the cleaned up TV Rickles, not
the foul mouthed night club Rickles
that mercilessly hurt peoples feeling
for a laugh.


Wait, you worry about hurting people's feelings? Hah!

Actually, come to think of it, I think my favorite insult comic is a puppet.
No one has ever proven I am not God.
April 7th, 2017 at 12:27:53 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Evenbob
Of course, you're a guy that likes
to see babies beheaded on TV,


That's a pretty offensive insult
Why do you hate me?
Its not unusual to like Don Rickles.
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"