Jimmy Kimmel pays a tearful homage to Don Rickles

Apr 20, 2017, 08:52

"I'll tell you right up front that I'm going to cry", the late night talk show host said on his show Thursday, wiping tears from his eyes. "I'm not good with this sort of thing". "But we lost someone that we and I love very much today".

Kimmel reminisced about their relationship and revealed how it took multiple attempts to entice the comedian onto his show over the years. "He didn't know what this was; he knew Tonight Show and Letterman, and that's it", Kimmel said.

Carl Reiner is mourning the loss of his longtime friend, legendary comedian Don Rickles. "He would always ask about my parents, my kids".

The roles were soon going to be reversed: Rickles had shot a season of his reality show "Dinner with Don", which includes an episode of him talking with Kimmel at one of his favorite LA restaurants.

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Kimmel said Rickles "made fun of everybody".

Jimmy Kimmel also posted: "90 years with Don Rickles weren't enough".

Tim Allen, who voices Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story films, said in a statement: "Don Rickles is one of the biggest reasons I am a comic today".

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"They called him "Mr. Warmth" as a joke, but that was what he was", Kimmel assured his viewers before getting choked up.

Colbert, meanwhile, had the honor of losing to Rickles at the Emmys for Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series in 2008, and he noted that the better person won.

Jimmy Kimmel couldn't mask his sadness after hearing about the death of comedian Don Rickles on Thursday. Just endless mischief and nonsense, and a guy who would make the audience go completely insane.

"I was lucky to know him". "Who needs Sinatra, your picture of us together is much more important".

"I make fun of the world", Rickles said. And of course, the two men weren't above roasting one another.

Tom Hanks has paid tribute to his late co-star Don Rickles, calling him "a God".

Kimmel also talked about taking Rickles, famous for his insult comedy, out to Mario Batali's Los Angeles restaurant Mozza. "I will sorely miss this incredibly amusing and lovable man".