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The Comedian is a 1957 installment of the television anthology movie series Playhouse 90. It series always opened with a statement that they were broadcasting live and an introduction of the actors. A second introduction was given by an actor in the series that describes the stories origins, from source material to adaptation for television. The story then begins. In this case, it is the story of an egomaniacal comedian that verbally attacks his brother on a regular basis. A writer for the comic is nearly driven mad by the chaos that is created around him by the star.

| 1957 | 1 hr 30 min | 8.1/10
Mickey Rooney, Kim Hunter, Edmond O'Brien, Mel Tormé
John Frankenheimer
Produced By
Ernest Lehman, Rod Serling

Also starring Kim Hunter

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