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Don Rickles tribute: Spike TV, stars roast legendary comedian in special show

Don Rickles honored in tribute on Spike TV
Don Rickles honored in tribute on Spike TV
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Don Rickles has been humorously insulting people for years so he probably doesn't mind getting a little roasting himself. The legendary comic is going to be the man of the hour in the upcoming Spike TV special highlighting the comedian and his career. According to Yahoo TV on Tuesday, the "One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute" is a black tie affair that offers up plenty of jabs and respect for the older comedian who has paved the way for comedians over the years.

David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Robert De Niro, Regis Philbin, Tracy Morgan, Brian Williams and Jon Stewart are all slated to join in the festivities and say a few words honoring the comedian. The New York Daily News is reporting on Tuesday that some of the remarks might be sharp, but Don Rickles is no stranger to insults. The star has made a living on making fun of other people and done quite well for himself.

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 no doubt will be happy to see the star chuckle and laugh as he is the man of the hour. The special was previously taped in New York City, but this is the first time the fans of Don Rickles gets to hear all the jokes (and maybe a few crazy remarks.)

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 Thursday night on Spike TV.