Desperate to be a star, struggling stand-up comedian Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) enlists the aid of his fanatical friend Masha (Sandra Bernhard) to kidnap talk show host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis). The ransom? A guest spot for Pupkin. The results? Outrageous!
- The King of Comedy review by CP Customer
King of Comedy is no laugh; instead it features a sinister, uncomfortable undercurrent. It’s said everyone has five minutes of fame, some accidental; others grasp an opportunity or take matters into their own hands and court infamy. Rupert Pupkin tries them all without much success, despite his comedy talent. If only he put more effort into show business than stalking Jerry Langford. The real performance comes from Bernhard, very disturbing and crazed! A very interesting take on celebrity and something different from Scorsese.