Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Destroy Don Rickles at Tribute Roast
When Tina Fey was on Late Night with Seth Meyers earlier this month, she revealed that she and Amy Poehler had been a late addition to Spike TV’s “One Night Only” tribute to comedy legend Don Rickles, presumably after the network realized its all-star line included David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Jimmy Kimmel among others, but no women.
Now, Spike has released the first clip of Fey and Poehler’s joint set before the special airs next Wednesday, May 28. In the clip, the two comedians poke fun at both Rickles and the fact that they were the only female comics invited to the boy’s club event.
“We are here tonight to celebrate Don Rickles,” Fey began. “And honestly, it’s almost like he’s here with us.” When Poehler pointed out the 87-year-old Rickles in the audience, Fey said, “Jesus, I thought that was somebody’s purse.”
According to Poehler, Spike “thought it would be important for Don to be honored by at least one woman, which is apparently what we count as.”
Watch video below, via Spike TV:
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