Letterman, Seinfeld, Scorsese to Headline Spike’s Rickles Tribute

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Some of the biggest names in comedy, TV and film will be on hand to fete funnyman Don Rickles during the Spike TV special “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles.”

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 more will come together on May 6 at New York’s Apollo Theater to tape the 90-minute special, produced in conjunction with Don Mischer Prods.

The event will include stand-up performances, short films, pre-taped tributes and personal stories told by Rickles’ friends and costars. Rickles will close out the night with an address to his friends and colleagues.

“We’re thrilled that David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Robert De Niro and so many more will be coming out to entertain and celebrate our hero — Don Rickles,” said Casey Patterson, exec producer and exec VP of event production and talent development at Viacom Entertainment Group. “The genius of Rickles is in the danger, nobody is safe, and what you can expect is a night of comedy from these superstars worthy of a legend.  It truly will be One Night Only.”

Don Mischer, Casey Patterson and Charlie Haykel serve as exec producers for the special, with Juliane Hare as producer.   Tim Bruno will serve as EIC for the network and Vernon Lynch will serve as a consultant.

“One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” airs May 28 on Spike TV.

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  1. mrbigjake says:

    I sure hope that this will be a great opportunity for everyone to see some of “Don’s Scenes” from his productions of his classic hits “Tales From Kutcharitaville”. You know that Rickles and Johnny Carson together produced those comedy hits about their friend “Mr. Kutchie Pelaez” and their wild and crazy exploits of Kutchie’s Key West and The World of Key Lime Pies from the perspective of (Johnny Carson, Don Rickles, Kutchie Pelaez and Steve Martins Eyes!) What a Hoot Those Classic Hits Surely Were. Don’t miss them, be sure to tune-in next month. We Laughed Until We Cried Watching Those Funny Movies. “The Tales From Kutcharitaville”, I Think That They May Still Be Available In A Boxed Set.

  2. kenmandu says:

    Beware of flying hockey-pucks!

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