A real entertainment anomaly – an insult comic that was beloved by everyone. Material that relied somewhat on stereotypes: citing race, religion, national origin, sexuality and yet, in a way that never caused him to be a target of any group for his comments. His art was insulting people without being offensive. And that doesn’t even seem possible, but he did it. Rickles was bulletproof.
Another comedian from Queens, by the way.
Condolences to Bob Newhart.