Last fall in the midst of a bitter political campaign, we reran this article about Don Rickles. Now seems a good time to run it again.
With the presidential campaign going strong there are plenty of news items for late night comedians to poke fun at, but no one today could possibly be as biting as the King of the Insult Comics. Not only has he been doing this for many decades, he is still at it. From Johnny Carson to Jimmy Fallon as well as all the other late night hosts, this comedian has brought a brand of humor like no other.
NO JOKING AROUND, Rich Paschall, Sunday Night Blog
Imagine a comedian who insults everyone by race, gender, ethnic background and every other quality you can poke fun at. The audience loves it. No one walks out. No one calls for him to be banned or fired. Social media do not go ablaze with attacks. No Facebook postings, hash tags, capital letter tweets, re-tweets, shares, or re-blogs.
Everyone loves it. That probably would not happen today…
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