Don Rickles would probably agree that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler should roast everyone and everything. Based on the two women’s performance at “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” on Spike Thursday (May 22), no one roasts a comedian better.
Amusingly, the two BFFs were last-minute arrivals, shuttled over from another benefit just before they were set to go onstage to talk about Rickles. Fey and Poehler used that fact to their advantage, pointing out that they had to share a car to the event. Jerry Seinfeld, after all, would never get half a car.
What did the ladies have to say about Rickles? “Honestly, it’s almost like he’s here with us,” Fey says at the beginning of her tribute. When Poehler points out that a) Rickles is still alive and b) he’s in the room, Fey exclaims, “Jesus, I thought that was somebody’s purse!”
Rickles laughed. So did we.