Day: December 27, 2016

Humor in Hindsight revisits Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

HBO aired a documentary on Don Rickles, directed by John Landis, only a few weeks into the official start of The Comic’s Comic. So I was still feeling out the website’s tone and direction when I took a first glance and pass at Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project. By the time SPIKE TV paid tribute to Rickles in 2014 for his 88th birthday, he was so frail at the event at the Apollo Theatre that he didn’t look like he’d make it the year, let along to the air date of his tribute. Thankfully he stuck around, hosted...

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R.I.P. Ricky Harris (1962-2016)

Ricky Harris, a comedian, actor and childhood friend of Snoop Dogg who provided background vocals on the seminal debut rap albums of both Snoop and Ice Cube, died on Monday. Harris was 54. Harris died of a heart attack, his manager reported. Harris had suffered another heart attack two years ago. He grew up in Long Beach, Calif., and sung in the church choir with Calvin Broadus, Jr. Broadus would grow up to become legendary rapper Snoop Dogg, and Harris provided the voices of DJ Eaz-E-Dick and DJ Sal-T-Nuttz DohJah. He also served as a producer on Snoop’s MTV...

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