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The King of Comedy

Robert De Niro is an obsessive stand-up comic performing in front of cardboard cut-outs in is mum's basement. Jerry Lewis is the host of a talk show that De Niro desperately wants to be on. Incredibly funny, true-to-life film and one of Martin Scorsese's few comedies, it is typically New York, and also stars Sandra Bernhard as De Niro's nutty friend.

Year: 1982
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, Comedy, Cult Films / After Dark, Paul's Favourites, Black Humour, Film Festivals 1983, Oscar's Favourites
Country: USA
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Tony Randall, Sandra Bernhard
Duration: 104 Minutes
Rating: PG - Adult themes.
7.8/10
Location in store: Alice's 300 Greatest Films

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