As the world mourns the passing of comedy legend Don Rickles, the American Association of Retired Persons’ AARP Studios is sharing an upcoming project starring the late, great insult comic: “Dinner With Don”, a new 10-episode series that Rickles taped before his death, in which he banters hilariously with various celebrities over a meal.
In addition to sitting down with fellow comedians Sarah Silverman and Zach Galifianakis, Rickles also chats with friend and admirer Jimmy Kimmel, along with Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd and more.
“Everything I’ve ever done, I’ve never had a writer,” Rickles tells Silverman, explaining how he developed his comic persona. “I’ve made it up myself. And so I developed this style of kidding with people but not being mean.”
In a statement accompanying the video, AARP Studios Vice President Jeffrey Eagle praises Rickles, who passed away Thursday at age 90. “Don was known for his biting, acerbic humour, and we feel lucky enough to have experienced that firsthand. He was also a thoughtful, kind, and generous colleague and friend. Don continued to make audiences laugh throughout his life and career and his legacy will live on.” Watch: