The King of Comedy 1982



Rupert Pupkin is obsessed with becoming a comedy great. However, when he confronts his idol, talk show host Jerry Langford, with a plea to perform on the Jerry's show, he is only given the run-around. He does not give up, however, but persists in stalking Jerry until he gets what he wants. Eventually he must team up with his psychotic Langford-obsessed friend Masha to kidnap the talk show host in hopes of finally getting to perform his stand-up routine.

Books with substantial mentioning of The King of Comedy
Jürgen Müller
Die besten Filme der 80er
Köln - London - Los Angeles - Madrid - Paris - Tokyo, 2005

Jack Hunter (editor)
Robert De Niro, Movie Top Ten
, 1999

James Naremore
Acting in the Cinema
Berkeley, Los Angeles and London, 1988
Articles on The King of Comedy
Dorian Lynskey, Fan Friction, in: Empire, nr. 284 (February), 2013 pp. 112-118
Reviews
Michael Buckley, The King of Comedy, in: Films in Review, vol. 34, 1983 pp. 301
Adam Smith, The King of Comedy, in: Empire, nr. 179, 2004 pp. 144 (DVD review)
Author:Michael Buckley
Title:The King of Comedy
in:
Magazine:Films in Review
Volume:34
Year:1988
Pp:301
Illustrations:  no
Review of:   The King of Comedy (1982)
Author:Adam Smith
Title:The King of Comedy
in:
Magazine:Empire
Nr.:179
Year:2004
Pp:144
Illustrations:  no
DVD review of:   The King of Comedy (1982)
Author:Dorian Lynskey
Title:Fan Friction
in:
Magazine:Empire
Nr.:284
Year:2013
Pp:112-118
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: The King of Comedy (1982)

The King of Comedy
United States 1982

Directed by

Cast
Ed Herlihy
Joe Strummer
Ellen Foley
Joyce Brothers
Victor Borge
Kim Chan
Scotty Bloch

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Year:1982
Running time:109 minutes
Country:United States
Language:English

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