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Don Rickles to be honored at Comedy Fest

The grandfather of insult comedy, Don Rickles, will be the guest of honor at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in this Colorado mountain resort town next month.The festival will present Rickels with its first “Pinnacle Award,” honoring him for his 50-plus year career. A documentary on Rickles by John Landis, called “The Rickles Project,” will be screened during the festival.The event, which ru
/ Source: The Associated Press

The grandfather of insult comedy, Don Rickles, will be the guest of honor at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in this Colorado mountain resort town next month.

The festival will present Rickels with its first “Pinnacle Award,” honoring him for his 50-plus year career. A documentary on Rickles by John Landis, called “The Rickles Project,” will be screened during the festival.

The event, which runs Feb. 28-March 4, will also feature George Carlin, Steven Wright and Katt Williams.

The festival, hosted by HBO, is in its 13th year.