- Dec 19, 2016
Comedian Don Rickles is dead at age 90. I sure will miss his zany humor.
And that was beautiful to behold! More insult art than humor!He really wasn't insulting. He had refined the art of playing on people's insecurities. If people get insulted it was their own fault. However, he rode a fine line, for sure.
I understand the point but politely disagree. Every generation has had people with sticks up their butts. Today they are called PC (though how politics is in any way correct is beyond me). Rickles appeared on Letterman and countless other mainstream shows doing his usual put downs and knocking the stupidity of all races, religions and creeds. Louis C.K. and many others continue to do material that Lenny Bruce got put in jail for. Rickles was a fearless comedian and I and many others revered him for it.you never would have been able to do that stuff in these humorless, constipated PC days