This week, Hollywood lost one of its all-time greatest funny people, insult comic extraordinaire Don Rickles. Before he died at the age of 90, Rickles completed filming on a new TV show for AARP Studios called Dinner With Don, which chronicles a series of meals that the jokester had with other famous comedians at storied Los Angeles restaurants like Dan Tana’s and Palm.
A few hours after Rickles’ death was announced, AARP released this video of scenes from the show, which features the comedian trading barbs with Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis, Paul Rudd, and Jimmy Kimmel. It’s clear from this clip that the younger generation loved joking around with Don. At one point, Kimmel asks Rickles if they should use napkins, and he replies: “If you plan to eat... I don’t eat here since Mussolini died.”
Dinner with Don has not been picked up by any network, so no word yet on when it will air.
• ‘Dinner With Don’: Don Rickles’ Final Series – First Footage [Deadline]
• Working till the end, Rickles was shooting a new show called 'Dinner With Don' [LAT]