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Directors Series: Martin Scorsese

The King of Comedy

Directed by
Martin Scorsese

The discourse around this year’s Joker put Scorsese’s underseen dramatic farce back on a lot of people’s watchlists, and we’re pleased to present it as part of our Scorsese Directors Series.

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.

USA
1982
109
minutes
• Rated
PG

Starring
Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott


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