The King of Comedy

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"It's No Laughing Matter."
  • PG
  • 1983
  • 1 hr 49 min
  • 7.8  (103,134)
  • 73

The King of Comedy is a 1983 American comedy about a demented would-be stand-up comic who becomes obsessed with a more successful colleague. At first he tries semi-legal ways to get close to the man, like repeatedly trying to get on his talk show. When those (inevitably) fail, he joins forces with a female stalker to kidnap the comedian. He then negotiates with the authorities and tells them that he wants a spot on his victim's T.V. show. They give it to him - and the studio audience has no idea that a kidnapping is actually going on, but assume it's all an act.

The King of Comedy
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The King of Comedy is a 1983 American comedy about a demented would-be stand-up comic who becomes obsessed with a more successful colleague. At first he tries semi-legal ways to get close to the man, like repeatedly trying to get on his talk show. When those (inevitably) fail, he joins forces with a female stalker to kidnap the comedian. He then negotiates with the authorities and tells them that he wants a spot on his victim's T.V. show. They give it to him - and the studio audience has no idea that a kidnapping is actually going on, but assume it's all an act.

The King of Comedy is a 1983 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 49 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8 and a MetaScore of 73.

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  • Release Date
    1983
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 49 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (103,134)
  • Metascore
    73