The King of Comedy - 1983
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The King of Comedy

Updated: 18 Jul 2022
Directors:
Arnon Milchan Boris Leven Martin Scorsese Robert F. Colesberry Robert F. Colesberry Robert Greenhut Fred Schuler Paul D. Zimmerman Thelma Schoonmaker Thelma Schoonmaker Cis Corman Barbara De Fina Amy Sayres Richard Bruno Dick Vorisek Edward Garzero Philip Goldblat Frank E. Warner George DeTitta Sr. Edward Pisoni Lawrence Miller Richard Candib Robbie Robertson Robbie Robertson Ted Churchill Daniel Robert Lorey Sebastian Sylvia Fay Lewis Gould Garrett Brown Tom Fleischman Lyndell Quiyou Roberta Hodes William Ward Dick Mingalone Mary Ellen Winston Carlos Quiles Les Lazarowitz Jimmy Raitt Dan Perri Harold 'Whitey' McEvoy William Loger Vito L. Ilardi Donah Bassett Scott Maitland Norman Buck James Fitzpatrick Robert Raring Sandy Brooke Ricki-Ellen Brooke Joe Williams Sr.
Actors:
Robert De Niro Jerry Lewis Diahnne Abbott Sandra Bernhard Ed Herlihy Lou Brown Loretta Tupper Peter Potulski Vinnie Gonzales Whitey Ryan Doc Lawless Marta Heflin Katherine Wallach Charles Kaleina Richard Baratz Catherine Scorsese Cathy Scorsese Chuck Low Liza Minnelli Leslie Levinson Alan Potashnick Michael Kolba Robert Colston Ramon Rodriguez Chuck Coop Sel Vitella Margo Winkler Tony Boschetti Shelley Hack Mick Jones Joe Strummer Paul Simonon Kosmo Vinyl Ellen Foley Pearl Harbour Gaby Salter Jerry Baxter-Worman Don Letts Matt Russo Thelma Lee Joyce Brothers George Kapp Victor Borge Ralph Monaco Rob-Jamere Wess Kim Chan Audrey Dummett June Prud'Homme Frederick de Cordova Edgar J. Scherick Thomas M. Tolan Ray Dittrich Richard Dioguardi Jay Julien Harry J. Ufland Scotty Bloch Jim Lyness Bill Minkin Diane Rachell Dennis Mulligan Tony Devon Peter Fain Michael F. Stodden Gerard Murphy Jimmy Raitt Martin Scorsese Tony Randall Charles Scorsese Mardik Martin William Jorgensen Marvin Scott Chuck Stevens William Littauer Jeff David
Genre:
Drama, Comedy
Country: no data
Year: 1983
Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
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Question: What is your favorite movie of all time? JBatemn: "The King of Comedy" with Robert DeNiro, directed by Martin Scorcese.
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4 years ago
The other Scorsese touchstone in Joker is 1983’s The King of Comedy, about an aspiring comic (De Niro) who fantasizes about becoming famous as a guest on a late night talk show. Like the Joker, De Niro’s Rupert Pupkin initially experiences delusions of appearing on his favorite TV show, then makes that dream into a reality. (Or perhaps he is driven so insane he can no longer distinguish between reality and fantasy.) More King of Comedy homages in Joker: Both characters rehearse their TV appearances alone in their houses, both use acts of violence to fulfill their dreams of stardom, both become celebrated by the public despite their immoral acts, and both still live with their mothers.
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There’s that fantastic moment in King of Comedy [1983] when Rupert Pupkin [played by Robert De Niro] is delivering a speech, and there’s a laugh track, and you think he’s doing his routine to a filled-up auditorium, but it’s just this wallpapering of people.
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Especially in the “After Hours” video, I went full-on film geek: There’s the “Chinatown” reference with the broken nose, the “Jacobs Ladder” reference with the subway, “King of Comedy” for Jimmy Kimmel, “Trouble Every Day,” “Possession,” “Dressed to Kill” with the elevator — and of course “After Hours,” Martin Scorsese’s [1985] film, is the obvious inspiration, with all this madness taking place in one night. That was the only on the nose reference — pun intended!
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Saw this movie just to compare it to Joker and it ended up being my favorite Scorsese movie, btw this movie is way better than joke in terms of writing and personal enjoyment.
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4 months ago
I was torn between saying Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, The King of Comedy or Mean Streets.
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Next up was another classic, and a personal favourite of my own to betray an opinion. “Number two might be The King of Comedy, Martin Scorsese’s film with Robert De Niro,” he declared. “Lots of people, of course, will talk about Taxi Driver or Raging Bull as the great films made by Scorsese and De Niro but I think The King of Comedy belongs right up in that group. It is one of De Niro’s great performances as Rupert Pupkin as a demented aspiring comedy. It is one of the greatest commentaries about America and fame and it just has legendary performances by Jerry Lewis and Sandra Bernhard in addition to De Niro, so check out The King of Comedy.”
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I remember seeing the King of Comedy, which I thought was a good sort of template for what this film was going to be a dark sort of, you know, insane journey.
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For funny movies, Scorsese — you know, I have an affection for The King of Comedy. It’s just fun to watch. I like Rupert Pupkin… it’s hilarious. I like that it’s dark, and how this guy gets to be famous.
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