Tag: Don Rickles

  • Yukking in the 70s: Dean Martin Roasted Celebrities as He Got Fried

    While guest-hosting a TV variety show in 1964, Dean Martin ridiculed a hot new rock ’n’ roll act with his trademark blend of cocksure innuendo, aw-shucks buffoonery, and inebriated syntax: “Now, something for the youngsters — five singing boys from England. . . . They’re called the Rollin’ Stones. I been rolled while I was […]

  • Filming the Merchant of Venom

    Animal House director John Landis was an 18-year-old assistant when he met actor-comedian Don Rickles on the set of 1970’s Kelly’s Heroes. Decades and a few collaborations later, Landis has chronicled the “King of Insults” in a waggish, star-studded new doc titled Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project, which screens at this year’s New York […]

  • It Is What It Is

    The 45th New York Film Festival is something of a family affair here at The Village Voice. Two of our own, the estimable J. Hoberman and the indefatigable Scott Foundas, sit on the selection committee of this proudly selective, stubbornly steadfast institution. When it comes to NYFF 45: This time, it’s personal—to borrow the tagline […]