Don Rickles Documentary Debuting on SiriusXM Along With Week Long Tribute, “Happy Holidays Dummy”

SiriusXM announced a special tribute to the legendary comedian Don Rickles this Christmas.

The tribute will include the premiere of a brand new documentary about the man known as the Merchant of Venom, Mr. Warmth, and The Master of Mean. Don Rickles, a Life in Comedy will feature interviews with comedy stars who will reflect on what Rickles meant to them personally and professionally including: Bob Newhart, Judd Apatow, John Stamos, Bob Saget, Paul Feig, Kevin Pollak, Jay Mohr, Jeff Garlin, Ron White, Lisa Lampanelli, Dana Gould, Tom Papa, and many more. A Life in Comedy is hosted by Ron Bennington.

You’ll hear Bob Newhart talk about his legendary friendship with Rickles and share the story of meeting him for the first time. Artie Lange talks about seeing Rickles on television when he was five years old, and working with him on the set of the movie Dirty Work. Saget tells a hilarious story about going out to dinner with Don and his wife.  Christina P actually sat next to Rickles at a restaurant on the night of her prom. Jay Mohr gives insight into how Rickles got away with a type of comedy nobody else could pull off.  And Jim Norton talks about playing young Rickles in an upcoming film. That’s just a small taste of what you’ll here in the amazing hour.

Happy Holidays, Dummy will kick off December 25th at 6:00 p.m. ET with A Life in Comedy, on SiriusXM Comedy Greats channel 94. Following the documentary, each day the channel will broadcast rarely heard, exclusive audio from the late comedy star’s decades-long career.You’ll hear newly remastered albums, Hello Dummy and Rickles Speaks, which can be heard exclusively on SiriusXM. You’ll also hear an hour of Rickles’ best crowd work (including interactions with John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, and Ronald Reagan), a previously recorded interview series in which top comedians (Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis, Jimmy Kimmel, Paul Rudd, Billy Crystal, and Snoop Dogg) sat down with Rickles, and a couple more special surprises.

Can’t wait? Hear a sneak preview of Bennington’s Don Rickles: A Life in Comedy today on RawDog 99 at 2pm.

Happy Holidays, Dummy will air each night at 6:00 p.m. ET on Comedy Greats channel 94. SiriusXM subscribers with streaming access can also listen to SiriusXM’s 200+ channels at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, Sony PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. Go to to learn more.

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