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Don Rickles to Perform at FireKeepers Casino Hotel 

Date: October 19, 2013

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Admission: $25, $35, $45, $65

Age Limit: 21 years and older

FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Mich., owned and operated by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, proudly announced today that the one and only, Don Rickles will be performing in the all-new 2,000 seat FireKeepers Casino Hotel Event Center on Saturday, Oct. 19th, 2013 at 9 p.m.

Don Rickles is one of comedy’s most famous funnymen.  For over 55 years he has appeared in top showrooms and concert halls throughout the U.S. and internationally and is regarded among the world’s top entertainers. With the nickname “Mr. Warmth”, received from Johnny Carson, he is known for his style of humor in which he pokes fun at people of all ethnicities and walks of life.  “If I were to insult people and mean it, that wouldn’t be funny,” Rickles told an interviewer. “There is a difference between an actual insult and just having fun.”

More recently, he has found a whole new generation of fans as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the revolutionary Pixar computer-animated film Toy Story.  He reprised the latter role in Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3.  On October 17, 2000, Rickles received the honor of having his “Star” put alongside the greats of the entertainment industry on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.  In the spring of 2012 at the Comedy Awards in New York City, Rickles was honored to become the second recipient of the prestigious “Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence.”

Rickles’ style is never mean-spirited and it’s all just part of the act. In reality, most know him to be quite genial and pleasant.  It has been said that being “insulted” by Rickles is like “wearing a badge of honor.” He’s known for saying the word “anyway” following most of his comedic insults. This is widely regarded as one of Rickles’ classic comedic tactics that contribute to his impeccable sense of timing.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 27 at 10 a.m. for guests 21 years of age and older.  Tickets for this reserved seating event will be available for $65, $45, $35, and $25.  Purchases can be made online at FireKeepersCasinoHotel.com or Startickets.com.  To avoid service charges, purchases can be made at the Box Office, located inside FireKeepers Casino Hotel lobby.