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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler roast Don Rickles at comedy tribute

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler roast Don Rickles at comedy tribute

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) --Tina Fey and Amy Poehler roast Don Rickles in 'One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles.'
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Letterman, Seinfeld and Stewart booked for tribute to comedy icon Don Rickles

Letterman, Seinfeld and Stewart booked for tribute to comedy icon Don Rickles

NEW YORK , April 18 (UPI) -- David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Tracy Morgan are to headline Spike TV's "One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles."
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'Toy Story' holiday special to air late this year

'Toy Story' holiday special to air late this year

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. television network ABC says it plans to air "Toy Story That Time Forgot," Disney-Pixar's new Christmas special, late this year.

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'Toy Story' Halloween special to air on ABC Oct. 16

'Toy Story' Halloween special to air on ABC Oct. 16

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Disney-Pixar's first animated television special, "Toy Story of Terror!," is to premiere in the United States Oct. 16, ABC announced Friday.

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Friars Club to honor comedian Don Rickles

Friars Club to honor comedian Don Rickles

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Actor/comedian Don Rickles is to be honored with the Friars Club's Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy at a gala in New York, organizers announced.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
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Gifford to help with Philbin send-off

Gifford to help with Philbin send-off

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Regis Philbin's former "Live!" co-host Kathie Lee Gifford and his longtime friend Donald Trump will visit the U.S. chat show before Philbin leaves this month.

'Jimmy Kimmel Live' to tribute Uncle Frank

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- ABC TV's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" will devote a show to Frank Potenza, Kimmel's uncle who was featured on the show for nine years until his death last month.
O'Brien, Slater, Walsh to present Emmys

O'Brien, Slater, Walsh to present Emmys

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Conan O'Brien, Christian Slater and Kate Walsh will be presenters at "The 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards" show in Los Angeles, ABC said Thursday.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 8, 2008.
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Don Rickles
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Donald Jay "Don" Rickles (born May 8, 1926) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. A frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Rickles has acted in comedic and dramatic roles, but is best known as an insult comic.

It is well known that Rickles has nothing against the people that he insults during his routine, and that it's all just part of the act. Although sarcastically nicknamed "Mr. Warmth" due to his offensive and insensitive stage personality, in reality most know him to be actually quite genial and pleasant. It has been said that being insulted by Rickles is like "wearing a badge of honor".

When asked by an interviewer if he ever worried that his insult comedy might ever become too offensive, Rickles replied, "You know, every night when I go out on stage to do my comedy routines, there's always one nagging fear in the back of my mind. I'm always afraid that somewhere out there, there is one person in the audience that I'm NOT going to offend!"

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