The great Don Rickles was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 1996, and in typical Don Rickles fashion, he insulted anything and everyone to the delight of the audience. No comedian in history could make a crowd laugh more by insulting them than Don Rickles. The man was a comedic legend, and in this appearance in 1996, he was joined on stage by Italian actor/comedian Roberto Benigni who couldn’t get enough of Don Rickles. He went absolutely crazy jumping into the arms of audience members, Rickles himself, Leno’s shoulders, and at one point he started taking off his clothes. You’ve gotta see this one to believe it. Benigni is nuts!
Enjoy this look back at Don Rickles and Roberto Benigni on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 1996!