Las Vegas - Comedian Don RicklesAdd to my Trip Planner
Sep 28, 2013 - Sep 29, 2013
Returning to Las Vegas for a record-smashing 54th consecutive year, internationally renowned comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles will return to The Orleans Showroom.
Having earned the nicknames “The Merchant of Venom” and “Mr. Warmth,” (the latter coined affectionately by Johnny Carson), Rickles’ style of comedy is never mean-spirited and all part of his act. It has been said that being “zinged” by Rickles is like “wearing a badge of honor.”
Rickles took his first step toward national fame in 1957, when Rickles spotted Frank Sinatra in the audience at a nightclub in Miami Beach. The still-unknown Rickles eyed Sinatra and said, “I just saw your movie, ‘The Pride and the Passion,’ and I want to tell you, the cannon was great. Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody.” Sinatra, whose pet name for Rickles was “bullet-head,” enjoyed Rickles so much that he returned to see him when he was performing in Los Angeles, and encouraged other celebrities to see his act. Rickles soon became the “in” comic among Hollywood stars, who flocked to see him to become a target of his insults. Sinatra’s continuing support helped Rickles become a popular performer in Las Vegas, where he first started in 1959, and has been a headliner ever since.
In addition to recurring dates in Las Vegas at The Orleans, Rickles continues to be a popular performer in venues throughout the country.
Opening for Mr. Rickles is entertainer Robert Davi – a recognizable and applauded entertainer who has appeared in more than 100 film and television roles. Davi was handpicked by Frank Sinatra to play Mickey Sinardos in the 1977 NBC television drama “Contract on Cherry Street.” Since then Davi has appeared in many hit films including “License to Kill” as Bond villain Franz Sanchez, “Die Hard,” “Showgirls,” “The Goonies,” along with well-known television series’ such as “Profiler,” “Stargate: Atlantis” and “Criminal Minds.”
Davi recorded the album “Davi Sings Sinatra, On The Road To Romance” and worked with music legends: producer Phil Ramone and mixing engineer Al Schmitt. About “Davi Sings Sinatra” Quincy Jones said, “He (Davi) absolutely touched me down to my soul and brought back the essence and soul of ‘Ol Blue Eyes himself.” And USA Today raved, “Listening to it, you just know Sinatra would have smiled, given Davi a light tap on the cheek, and said, ‘Nice job, kid’.”
Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $79.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.365.7075, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.
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