Legendary Comedian Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom April 9-10

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Legendary Comedian Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom April 9-10



Returning for his 57th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally distinguished comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles will perform at The Orleans Showroom on April 9 and 10.

Frequently known by the nicknames “The Merchant of Venom” and “Mr. Warmth,” Rickles’ style of comedy is never mean-spirited and all part of his act. It has been said that being “zinged” by Rickles is like “wearing a badge of honor.”

Rickles took his first step toward national fame in 1957, when he spotted Frank Sinatra in the audience at a nightclub in Miami Beach. The still-unknown Rickles eyed Sinatra and said, “I just saw your movie, ‘The Pride and the Passion,’ and I want to tell you, the cannon was great. Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody.” Sinatra, whose pet name for Rickles was “bullet-head,” enjoyed Rickles so much that he returned to see him when he was performing in Los Angeles, and encouraged other celebrities to see his act. Rickles soon became the “in” comic among Hollywood stars, who flocked to see him to become a target of his insults. Sinatra’s continuing support helped Rickles become a popular performer in Las Vegas, where he first started in 1959, and has been a headliner ever since.

Shortly after being discovered by Sinatra, Rickles made his acting debut in 1958’s “Run Silent Run Deep.”  The movie was a hit, launching Rickles’ career as a movie, television and stage actor.  His still-growing television and film resume includes roles in “Casino,” “Kelly’s Heroes,” “The Rat Race,” all three “Toy Story” films, HBO’s “Tales From the Crypt,” and Bravo’s “My Life on the D-List” with Kathy Griffin. In 2011, he made a surprise appearance in a “cliff-hanger” episode as the “thought-to-be-dead” husband of Betty White’s character on the TV Land comedy “Hot In Cleveland,” with a follow-up appearance later in the season. In 2000, Rickles received one of the highest honors in the entertainment business when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Rickles has received two Primetime Emmy Awards, including Best Individual Performance in a Variety or Musical for the 2008 HBO special “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.” In 2009, TV Land honored Rickles with the “Legend Award.” Rickles’ best-selling memoir “Rickles’ Book” was released in 2007, followed by the 2008 title, “Rickles’ Letters.”

In spring 2012, Rickles joined David Letterman as one of the only two performers to receive the prestigious “Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence” at The Comedy Awards, aired on Comedy Central. The award was presented to Rickles by Jon Stewart and Robert DeNiro. In June 2013, Rickles was honored with the Friars Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy at a star-studded awards gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Among those participating in honoring Rickles through their songs or words were Lewis Black, Louis C.K., Natalie Cole, Bob Costas, Tony Danza, Robert DeNiro, Kathy Griffin, Diana Krall, John Mayer, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Bob Saget and John Stamos.

The honors continued when a star-studded cast honored Rickles on SPIKE TV’s “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” in May 2014. The two-hour special was taped in New York City, Rickles’ hometown, and includes stand-up performances, short films, pre-taped tributes and personal stories as told by Rickles’ closest friends, his co-stars and other comedians he has influenced. The event featured celebrities from the world of comedy, television and the silver screen including Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, Tina Fey, Brad Garrett, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Tracy Morgan, Eddie Murphy, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Amy Poehler, Ray Romano, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Brian Williams.

In addition to recurring dates in Las Vegas at The Orleans, Rickles continues to be a popular performer in venues throughout the country.

Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $69.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

Don Rickles

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located just minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a Boyd Gaming casino resort featuring more than 1,800 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, a diverse selection of remarkable dining experiences, and chart-topping entertainers performing weekly. With more than $30 million in renovations and enhancements now underway, The Orleans offers a rich resort experience with new dining experiences like Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining, a classically modern twist on the American steakhouse. The casino floor features all the hottest new slot machines and 60 table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and more. Additional amenities include a 70-lane bowling alley, an 18-screen movie theater, a spa, a poker room, a keno lounge, and a race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at http://www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com.

Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom October 17-18

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Legendary Don Rickles Returns to The Orleans Showroom October 17-18

Returning for his 56th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner, internationally distinguished comedian, actor and entertainer Don Rickles will perform at The Orleans Showroom, Oct. 17 and 18.

Frequently known by the nicknames “The Merchant of Venom” and “Mr. Warmth,” Rickles’ style of comedy is never mean-spirited and all part of his act. It has been said that being “zinged” by Rickles is like “wearing a badge of honor.” He remains immensely popular around the country and is in high-demand in the late night talk show circuit. Rickles most recently appeared on “The Tonight Show” to heckle Jimmy Fallon.

Rickles took his first step toward national fame in 1957, when he spotted Frank Sinatra in the audience at a nightclub in Miami Beach. The still-unknown Rickles eyed Sinatra and said, “I just saw your movie, ‘The Pride and the Passion,’ and I want to tell you, the cannon was great. Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody.” Sinatra, whose pet name for Rickles was “bullet-head,” enjoyed Rickles so much that he returned to see him when he was performing in Los Angeles, and encouraged other celebrities to see his act. Rickles soon became the “in” comic among Hollywood stars, who flocked to see him to become a target of his insults. Sinatra’s continuing support helped Rickles become a popular performer in Las Vegas, where he first started in 1959, and has been a headliner ever since.

Shortly after being discovered by Sinatra, Rickles made his acting debut in 1958’s “Run Silent Run Deep.”  The movie was a hit, launching Rickles’ career as a movie, television and stage actor.  His still-growing television and film resume includes roles in “Casino,” “Kelly’s Heroes,” “The Rat Race,” all three “Toy Story” films, HBO’s “Tales From the Crypt,” and Bravo’s “My Life on the D-List” with Kathy Griffin. In 2011, he made a surprise appearance in a “cliff-hanger” episode as the “thought-to-be-dead” husband of Betty White’s character on the TV Land comedy “Hot In Cleveland,” with a follow-up appearance later in the season. In 2000, Rickles received one of the highest honors in the entertainment business when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Rickles has received two Primetime Emmy Awards, including Best Individual Performance in a Variety or Musical for the 2008 HBO special “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.” In 2009, TV Land honored Rickles with the “Legend Award.”  Rickles’ best-selling memoir “Rickles’ Book” was released in 2007, followed by the 2008 title, “Rickles’ Letters.”

In spring 2012, Rickles joined David Letterman as one of the only two performers to receive the prestigious “Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence” at The Comedy Awards, aired on Comedy Central. The award was presented to Rickles by Jon Stewart and Robert DeNiro. In June 2013, Rickles was honored with the Friars Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Comedy at a star-studded awards gala at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Among those participating in honoring Rickles through their songs or words were Lewis Black, Louis C.K., Natalie Cole, Bob Costas, Tony Danza, Robert DeNiro, Kathy Griffin, Diana Krall, John Mayer, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Bob Saget and John Stamos.

The honors continued when a star-studded cast honored Rickles on SPIKE TV’s “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” in May 2014. The two-hour special was taped in New York City, Rickles’ hometown, and includes stand-up performances, short films, pre-taped tributes and personal stories as told by Rickles’ closest friends, his co-stars and other comedians he has influenced. The event featured celebrities from the world of comedy, television and the silver screen including Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, Tina Fey, Brad Garrett, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Tracy Morgan, Eddie Murphy, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Amy Poehler, Ray Romano, Martin Scorsese, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Brian Williams.

Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $79.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

Don Rickles

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans includes more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com. The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming.  Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 16 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

Photos/Video: Celebrity Highlights / “Mayweather VS Pacquiao” Presented by SHOWTIME PPV and HBO PPV

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Earlier this evening at the blockbuster welterweight world championship unification super-fight between 11-time, five-division world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and eight-division world champion Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao, presented by SHOWTIME PPV and HBO Pay-Per-View, the biggest names in entertainment and sports arrived at the MGM Grand to watch as Mayweather defended his title, beating Pacquiao by unanimous decision.

Prior to the ‘fight of the century,’ the following celebrities attended SHOWTIME PPV and HBO PPV’s VIP Pre-Fight Party at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill:  Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, Charles Barkley, Drew Barrymore, Matt Bomer (HBO’S The Normal Heart), Jerry Bruckheimer, Louis C.K., Jim Caviezel, Dave Chapelle, Kevin Chapman, Julie Chen, Don Cheadle (Showtime’s House of Lies), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (HBO’S Game Of Thrones), Whitney Cummings (HBO Comedy Special), Claire Danes (Showtime’s Homeland), Michael J. Fox, Antoine Fuqua, Elyes Gabel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Pooch Hall (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Shanola Hampton (Showtime’s Shameless), Allison Janney (Showtime’s Master of Sex), Joshua Jackson (Showtime’s The Affair), Magic Johnson, Michael Keaton, Gayle King, Robert Kraft, Josh Lawson (Showtime’s House Of Lies), Sugar Ray Leonard, Katharine McPhee, Dash Mihok (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Reggie Miller, Shad Moss, Stephen Moyer (HBO’S True Blood), Niecy Nash (HBO’S Getting On), John Ortiz (HBO’S Togetherness), Anna Paquin (HBO’s True Blood), Jordan Peele, Amanda Peet, Wendell Pierce (HBO’S Confirmation), Brett Ratner, Gina Rodriguez, Charlie Rose, Gabriel Salvador, Liev Schreiber (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Ben Schwartz (Showtime’s House of Lies), Dax Shepard, Ben Silverman, Tony Sirico (HBO’S The Sopranos), Sting, Maura Tierney (Showtime’s The Affair), Glynn Turman (Showtime’s House of Lies), Sheryl Underwood, Jon Voight (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Mark Wahlberg (HBO’S Ballers & Entourage), Victor Williams (Showtime’s The Affair), Ruth Wilson (Showtime’s The Affair), and more along with network executives Leslie Moonves (CBS Corporation President & CEO), Matt Blank (Showtime Chairman & CEO), Richard Plepler (HBO Chairman & CEO), David Nevins (Showtime President), Michael Lombardo (HBO President, Programming), Stephen Espinoza (Showtime Sports Executive Vice President And General Manager) and Ken Hershman (President, HBO Sports).

 

Additional celebrities attended the fight sitting ringside at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, including Anthony Anderson, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Tom Brady, Chris Brown, Kevin Connelly, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Julian Edelman, Jamie Foxx, Rob Gronkowski, Calvin Harris, Jay-Z, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Michael Jordan, Michael B. Jordan, Jimmy Kimmel, Christina Milian, Nicki Minaj, Sugar Shane Mosley, Nicole Scherzinger, Michael Strahan, Tony Robbins, Donald Trump, Mike Tyson, Denzel Washington, Lil Wayne, and more.

 

Following the fight, talent from CBS and SHOWTIME along with VIP guests including Jim Caviezel, Don Cheadle, Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy, Pooch Hall, Shanola Hampton, Allison Janney, Michael B Jordan, Joshua Jackson, Diane Kruger, Dash Mihok, Shad Moss, Jordan Peele and more attended a post-fight VIP dinner at Craftsteak featuring Casamigos cocktails.

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