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The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy

1983 / 109min / DCP

DIRECTOR: MARTIN SCORSESE

CAST: ROBERT DE NIRO, SANDRA BERNHARD, JERRY LEWIS, DIAHNNE ABBOTT

Adrian Tomine in person to introduce.

Rupert Pupkin, a deluded, talentless autograph hound, hatches a plan to catapult himself over the proverbial “fourth wall” from anonymity to celebrity. The King of Comedy laid the groundwork for an entire sub-genre of humor, and is arguably the most underrated of the Scorsese/DeNiro collaborations. With a brilliant script by Paul D. Zimmerman and unforgettable performances from Robert DeNiro, Jerry Lewis, and Sandra Bernhard, it’s a darkly prescient examination of celebrity culture, entitlement, and fame at any cost.

The King of Comedy is screening as part of Adrian Tomine's Dream Double Feature.