The King of Comedy

Posted in Kulturecast by - November 07, 2017
The King of Comedy

Chris and Eric kick off their Martin Scorsese retrospective with a look at a film that is a perfect companion piece to Taxi DriverThe King of Comedy. The film stars Robert DeNiro as Rupert Pupkin, a delusional up-and-coming comedian, who goes to unfathomable lengths to attempt to win the favor of Jerry Lewis’ Jerry Langford and become a stand-up comedian. It’s a film that is as prescient as ever in our current society and a rough watch.

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Chris Stachiw is the Editor-in-Chief and co-host of the Kulturecast. He’s a native Californian with a penchant for sarcasm and a taste for the cinematic bizarre. You’ll often find him wandering the wasteland of Nebraska searching for the meaning of life and possibly another rare Pokemon.

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