The King of Comedy Poster

Release Date: November 29th, 2002

DVD Release Date: December 17th, 2002

PG|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) is a failure in life but a celebrity in his own mind, hosting an imaginary talk show in his mother's basement. When he meets actual talk show host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis), he's convinced it will provide his big break, but Langford isn't interested in the would-be comedian. Undaunted, Pupkin effectively stalks Langford -- and when that doesn't work, he kidnaps him, offering his release in exchange for a guest spot on Langford's show.

Cast: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Sandra Bernhard, Diahnne Abbott, Shelley Hack, Tony Randall, Ed Herlihy, Lou Brown

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Embassy International Pictures

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Quest, Offbeat, Rise, Underdog, Friend, Mother, 1980s, Amusing, New York City