Don Rickles: Performing for President Reagan Was the ‘Highlight of My Life’

April 7th, 2017 2:56 AM

Comedian Don Rickles, who passed away Thursday at age 90, in May of 2014 told David Letterman, on the Late Show, that “the highlight of my life was doing the Ronald Reagan Inaugural.”

Below is video, from YouTube, of Rickles’ politically incorrect performance at President Ronald Reagan’s Inaugural Gala, for the 40th President’s second term, held at the old (since torn down) Washington Convention Center, on Saturday night, January 19, 1985.



As Ronald and Nancy Reagan sat in the front row, he concluded his five-minute set by praising President Reagan: “You’re a great gentleman and a great credit to the country.” The same could be said about Rickles.