For the first time in their storied careers, comedy icons Don Rickles and Bob Newhart shared the stage. The monumental moment went down at the AARP’s Life@50+ National Event & Expo in Las Vegas.
Don Rickles In Conversation With Bob Newhart featured stand-up from both comics but perhaps most interesingly the close pair regaled the audience of thousands with personal anecdotes, including stories about their families’ shared vacations. At one point, Rickles, 87, commented on the level of friendliness Newhart, 83, possesses. “If Hitler had lived, Bob would have chatted him up… that’s how polite Bob is.” Newhart will be honored with the icon award at the 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on June 10. For a full recap of the AARP event, check out The Huffington Post‘s piece here.