Legendary comedian Don Rickles was honored roasted for his 88th birthday in a “One Night Only” special that aired Wednesday (May 28) on Spike TV. Among the roasters were Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Jon Stewart, Martin Scorsese, Regis Philbin, Robert De Niro, Johnny Depp, Brian Williams and David Letterman, who all appeared in person.
There were also video messages taped by Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Cosby and a really, really funny bit from Bob Newhart. Plus, the show featured videos of Rickles in his heyday, most notably a montage of his appearances on “The Tonight Show” where Rickles and host Johnny Carson exchanged barbs at a break-neck pace.
Here are a few highlights, but if you missed the special, “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” is re-airing Wednesday evening and again Friday night.