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Don Rickles tribute: Spike TV roast honors legendary comedian

Don Rickles tribute honors legendary comedian on Spike TV
Don Rickles tribute honors legendary comedian on Spike TV
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The fans of Don Rickles know there will be humorous insults flying on Wednesday night. The “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” offers up a tribute to the legendary comic. The upcoming Spike TV special highlighting the comedian and his career while reminding him why he was so famous in the first place, he humorously insulted people. According to the Philadelphia Daily News on Wednesday the stars on the guest list gleefully roasted the legendary comedian.

The Spike TV special includes some of the biggest names in the business. David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Tracy Morgan, Jimmy Kimmel, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett and many more. The evening will culminate with Don Rickles getting the chance to address his friends and colleagues in attendance in his own words and his own insulting style.

The best part of the Don Rickles tribute might be watching how the comedian responds to the jokes. Sitting only feet from the stage, the star not only will be the butt of the joke, but will need to endure the response from the audience as well. As the moment is in good fun, the fans not doubt will be happy to see the star chuckle and laugh as he is the man of the hour. Plus the tables are turned when he gets to end the show sharing a few insults towards his fellow comedians as well.

The legendary comic has been sharing laughs with audiences for decades. Known to be good friends with Ronald Reagan, Frank Sinatra and other legendary performers, Don Rickles hasn’t lost his touch with his appeal in the entertainment industry either. However, fans will agree that it is surprising the 88-year-old comedian has some quick (and sharp) responses as not everyone is as spry as Don Rickles.

The "One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute" airs Wednesday night on Spike TV.