The King Of Comedy

Director: Martin Scorsese.
Starring: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Sandra Bernhard. USA 1982. 109 mins.

New Yorker Rupert Pupkin (De Niro) is so desperate to get a break on TV as a stand-up comedian that he starts stalking (and worse) a chat-show host (Lewis). With this darkly witty tale, Scorsese zoned in on an unhealthy obsession with celebrity and the potential pitfalls of mistaking television (or film) for real life. A brilliantly prescient masterpiece.

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Sun 19th Mar 18.00 Vintage Sundays: Classic films back on the big screen where they belong.

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