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Comedian Don Rickles on his unique style

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Comic Don Rickles is in Toronto for a week’s run at the O’Keefe Centre, and he sits down before his show with CBC reporter Sheila Shotton. He talks to her about his brand of insult comedy and his friendship with Frank Sinatra and manages to sneak in a little gentle shtick while talking about his father, why his comedy works and what he wants from life.

Medium: Radio
Broadcast Date: July 31, 1978
Interviewer: Sheila Shotton
Guest: Don Rickles
Duration: 14:46
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Nick Ut

Did You know?


• Don Rickles was born May 8, 1926 in New York City and died on April 6, 2017

• Rickles appeared with Buddy Greco the week of this interview at the O'Keefe Centre (now the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts) for shows with a ticket cost of between $7.50 and $15 (between $26 and $52 in 2016).


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