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(Rare Video) Don Rickles Hilariously Roasts Ronald Reagan As California Governor At Man Of The Year Awards

December 30, 2015

America cherishes President Ronald Reagan as a great man who won the Cold War poker game against the Communist Soviet Union and stood for freedom worldwide. What will also never be lost on people was Reagan’s great humor and humility.


This is a rare video from September 13, 1973 at the California Man of the Year Awards hosted by Dean Martin and comedian Don Rickles hilariously roasts the Gipper.

And I want you to note this: There’s no vulgarity, there’s no swearing, there’s no crass stupidity. This age of comedians could get a laugh by being clever and funny. Today’s comedians don’t try to be funny, they just try to be shocking and there’s a huge difference.

Other roasters besides Don Rickles were Jackie Vernon, Phyllis Diller, Dom DeLuise, Pat Henry, Mark Spitz, Jack Benny, Jonathan Winters, Nipsey Russell and lovely Nancy Reagan

Enjoy the roast!

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