Image from the motion picture The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy

Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1982 | 109MIN

Director

Martin Scorsese

Cast

Robert De Niro
Jerry Lewis
Diahnne Abbott
Sandra Bernhard

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Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) is a failure in life but a celebrity in his own mind, hosting an imaginary talk show in his mother’s basement. When he meets actual talk show host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis), he’s convinced it will provide his big break, but Langford isn’t interested in the would-be comedian. Undaunted, Pupkin effectively stalks Langford — and when that doesn’t work, he kidnaps him, offering his release in exchange for a guest spot on Langford’s show.

Programmed by Mistress America DP Sam Levy. Intro 11/5/22.

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