Film Tuesday: “The King of Comedy” (1983)


The Film for Tuesday, 26 November will be “The King of Comedy.” (1983) A black comedy, this is one of the more original, but less celebrated, works from Director Martin Scorsese and star Robert De Niro. De Niro stars as Rupert Pupkin, an aspiring comic whose delusions of his own potential lead him to try anything to become a star, or just get close to one. His celebrity obsession shows us a different kind of sociopath made possible by the media age.