The biggest superstars in comedy will come together on Spike TV to celebrate the legendary career of one of their most beloved icons – Don Rickles. “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” will feature luminaries from the world of comedy, television and the silver screen including David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Tracy Morgan, Jimmy Kimmel, John Stamos, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Ray Romano, Brad Garrettand many more.
“One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” (#OneNightOnly) tapes at the storied Apollo Theater in New York City, Rickles’ hometown, on Tuesday, May 6. The 90-minute special, produced in conjunction with Don Mischer Productions, airs on Spike TV on Wednesday, May 28 at 9:00pm ET/PT.
“We’re thrilled that David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Robert De Niro and so many more will be coming out to entertain and celebrate our hero – Don Rickles,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer and Executive Vice President, Event Production & Talent Development, Viacom Entertainment Group. “The genius of Rickles is in the danger, nobody is safe, and what you can expect is a night of comedy from these superstars worthy of a legend. It truly will be One Night Only.”
“One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” will include stand-up performances; short films; pre-taped tributes and personal stories as told by Rickles’ closest friends, co-stars and comedians he has influenced. The evening will culminate with Rickles getting the chance to address his friends and colleagues in attendance in his own words and his own inimitable style.