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Don Rickles Comedy Tribute is Going To Kill

Apr 18 2014, 1:27pm CDT | by , in News | Also on the Geek Mind

Don Rickles Comedy Tribute is Going To Kill
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Spike TV will celebrate legendary comedian Don Rickles with a the biggest superstars in comedy on May 6. The channel will broadcast the show on May 28.

Don Rickles is getting a special on Spike TV next month. "One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles" features comedian superstars David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Tracy Morgan, Jimmy Kimmel, John Stamos, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett and many more.

The show will tape at the storied Apollo Theater in New York City, Rickles' hometown, on Tuesday, May 6.  The 90-minute special airs on Spike TV on Wednesday, May 28 at 9:00pm ET/PT.

"One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles" will include stand-up performances; short films; pre-taped tributes and personal stories as told by Rickles' closest friends, co-stars and comedians he has influenced.  The evening will culminate with Rickles getting the chance to address his friends and colleagues in attendance in his own words and his own inimitable style.

Spike TV has setup a micro-site with lots of background information about Don Rickles. Don Rickles is celebrates his 88th birthday on May 8. He was a frequent guest on the The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and has acted in many roles throughout the years. He is most famous though for his insult comedy.

Watch a 4 minute highlight reel of Don Rickles below.

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