SiriusXM Sets Week-Long Special Honoring Legendary Don Rickles

Don Rickles

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SiriusXM announced a special tribute to the legendary comedian Don Rickles.

Starting Christmas Day, SiriusXM Comedy Greats channel 94 will broadcast a week-long event, Happy Holidays, Dummy, each day featuring rarely heard, exclusive audio from the late comedy star’s decades-long career.

Known as the Merchant of Venom, Mr. Warmth, and The Master of Mean, Don Rickles was an iconic comedian whose long legacy of stinging humor will be on full display throughout Christmas week on SiriusXM. Happy Holidays, Dummy will kick off December 25th at 6:00 p.m. ET with Ron Bennington hosting a new documentary, A Life In Comedy, featuring interviews with some of the biggest names from comedy’s past and present.

Some of the stars who will reflect on what Don Rickles meant to them personally and professionally include: Bob Newhart, Judd Apatow, John Stamos, Bob Saget, Paul Feig, Kevin Pollak, Jay Mohr, Jeff Garlin, Ron White, Lisa Lampanelli, Dana Gould, Tom Papa, and more.

Throughout the week, Comedy Greats will also air newly remastered albums, Hello Dummy and Rickles Speaks, which can be heard exclusively on SiriusXM. The special programming will also include an hour of Rickles’ best crowd work (including interactions with John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, and Ronald Reagan), a previously recorded interview series in which top comedians (Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis, Jimmy Kimmel, Paul Rudd, Billy Crystal, and Snoop Dogg) sat down with Rickles, and a couple more special surprises.

Happy Holidays, Dummy will air each night at 6:00 p.m. ET on Comedy Greats channel 94. SiriusXM subscribers with streaming access can also listen to SiriusXM’s 200+ channels at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, Sony PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. Learn how to listen at home.

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