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The King of Comedy

IT’S NO LAUGHING MATTER.  Autograph hunter Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) idolizes the legendary late-night TV host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis) and does everything in his power to launch a standup-comedy career on Langford’s show. After Raging Bull (1980), Martin Scorsese turned to comedy with a story partly inspired by a Johnny Carson stalker. Following … Continue reading The King of Comedy

Funny Bones

BEWARE. COMIC GENIUSES AT WORK.  Young comedian Tommy Fawkes (Oliver Platt) fails miserably on stage in Las Vegas and runs away to Blackpool to study the subject of comedy; the town happens to be the place where his father, a legendary funnyman, was born. Director Peter Chelsom’s film isn’t funny enough to successfully deal with … Continue reading Funny Bones