Here’s a video of Rickles performing at Ronald Reagan’s second inaugural celebration in 1985. It’s wonderful for a few reasons.
Rickles is a lifelong Democrat, but shows a incredible amount of class considering the venue and his style of comedy.
He also roasts a president of the United States and the celebrities of the day pretty harshly, something we sort of take for granted these days, where the line between entertainment and politics continues to blur.
It’s a lesson to human beings in general: you may be able to dish it out, but it’s almost as important to be able to take it.