Known as the Merchant of Venom, Mr. Warmth, and The Master of Mean, Don Rickles was an iconic comedian whose long legacy of stinging humor will be on full display throughout the remaining days of 2017. Until New Year’s Eve, SiriusXM will pay tribute to the comedic legend by broadcasting a Don Rickles special, appropriately titled Happy Holidays, Dummy. The special airs on Comedy Greats (Ch. 94) and features exclusive audio from the late comedian’s decades-long career.
Throughout the week, Comedy Greats will also air newly remastered albums, Hello Dummy and Rickles Speaks, which can be heard exclusively on SiriusXM. The special programming will also include an hour of Rickles’ best crowd work, including interactions with John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, and Ronald Reagan. It also features a previously recorded interview series in which top comedians like Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis, Jimmy Kimmel, Paul Rudd, Billy Crystal, and Snoop Dogg sat down with Rickles, along with a couple more special surprises.
Some of Rickles’ famous friends and admirers will also reflect on what he meant to them. Take a sneak peek below.
Happy Holidays, Dummy will air each night at 6 pm ET on Comedy Greats (Ch. 94).