It’s been boring around here. Not that this will help any.
In any event, someone gave Mr. Rickles effusive praise recently.
I’ll skip the specifics, but from first exposure as a kid, let’s say I was unimpressed.
Full disclosure, I also find “Roasts” and Eating Contests disgusting, so that’s the nerdy bias I’m coming from.
Alrightie then, just for sport,
What was, is (I was amazed to find he’s still kicking) good about Don Rickles’ “art”?
That enough people liked it and were willing to pay for it. That’s all it takes even if most people think it’s terrible—or not art.
I agree with your opinion of “roasts” and eating contests. But if enough people like them and are willing to pay for them, we’ll have to learn to live with them or refuse to watch them. Most entertainment is aimed at the lowest common denominator. What is aimed at the more intelligent obsevers will always struggle for their existence. There are never enough intelligent observers for higher art to be self sustaining.