Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes are finally going out in public after the birth of their baby Esmeralda. It’s interesting that for their date night this weekend they chose to see Don Rickles, 88, perform at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. The iconic Rickles, who inspired many of today’s comedians, is considered to be an “insult comic” and he spares no one. All types and ethnicities are his targets. Early in his career he was onstage at a Miami nightclub – he saw Frank Sinatra sit down in the audience, and wisecracked “ Make yourself at home, Frank, HIT someone!” Sinatra loved him and helped make him a star. To be insulted by Rickles is considered to be a badge of honor. In this age of “political correctness” he must seem more outrageous than ever.
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