Venue: Orleans Showroom
4500 W. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: September 28, 2013 - September 29, 2013
Show Times: 8pm
$88 - $110
He's the Merchant of Venom, the King of the Insult -- a comedian whose acid tongue makes audiences squirm. Don Rickles is never without a quick-witted barb.
The comedian, whose earliest ambition was to become a dramatic actor, got his start in the boroughs of Manhattan, mixing stand-up with his impressions of famous actors of the day, which included Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney and Cary Grant.
It was one fateful night, however, that Rickles, who was performing in a strip club, unleashed all his frustrations at a group of rowdy sailors, leaving a string of insults in his wake. The crowd ate it up, and Rickles had found his niche.
Soon, Rickles was performing in Las Vegas and Los Angeles with the likes of Frank Sinatra and friends dropping by to see him. After an appearance on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show," he quickly became a headliner act.
Rickles is also known for supplying the voice of Mr. Potato Head to the "Toy Story" movies.