Rickles to play The Orleans in Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Famed U.S. comedian Don Rickles has signed on for a series of performances at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, May 8, 2007.
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Comedy awards feature stand-up and film

ASPEN, Colo., March 4 (UPI) -- "Ira and Abby" was named Best Feature Film and Kirk Fox and Shane Mauss shared the prize for Best Stand-up at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo.

Colbert, Edwards to be honored

ASPEN, Colo., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Stephen Colbert and Blake Edwards will be honored for their contributions to entertainment during the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo.

Carlin to headline 13th annual Aspen Fest

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- When the 13th annual Aspen Fest begins in Colorado next month, controversial comedian George Carlin will headline its traditional cutting-edge lineup.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, May 8, the 128th day of 2006 with 237 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Sunday, May 8, the 128th day of 2005 with 237 to follow.
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Carson tribute draws crowd for 'Tonight'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" drew a huge audience Monday night for its tribute to the late Johnny Carson, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.

Don Rickles inks Atlantic City deal

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Don Rickles will perform at Resorts Atlantic City for the first time in 15 years, a publicist for the entertainer said Monday.

Feature: Comics line up for Vegas festival

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- As comedians from around the country get ready for the third annual Las Vegas Comedy Festival, organizers say the new-talent portion of the program has opened d
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, May 8, the 129th day of 2004 with 237 to follow.
By United Press International

Don Rickles extends Las Vegas record

LOS ANGELES, March 15 (UPI) -- Don Rickles has signed on for another year at the Stardust Resort and Casino, extending his record as the longest-running act on the Las Vegas Strip.

Jerry Lewis paces himself for MDA telethon

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- As he continues to struggle with the debilitating effects of pulmonary fibrosis, comedian Jerry Lewis is preparing for the upcoming 38th Jerry Lewis Telethon to
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Taxing the gambling goose in Joliet, Ill.

JOLIET, Ill., June 24 (UPI) -- Fifteen years ago I took the old Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, and of all the scary forsaken places on that highway -- and there are many -- the scarie

Hollywood Digest

U.S. TV networks broadcast a "dramatic decrease" in sexual content between 8-9 p.m. from 1998 through 2002, according to a new study.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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Don Rickles

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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