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The King of Comedy

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The King of Comedy

The King of Comedy 

When: Wed., May 18, 8 p.m. 2011
Price: $5 ($3.50 for members)

Before there was reality TV and would-be YouTube stars, there was Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro), the profoundly zealous, less-than-profoundly talented would-be comedian from Martin Scorsese's 1983 film The King of Comedy. Desperate to be on the TV show hosted by Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis in one of his most acclaimed roles), Pupkin succumbs to the delusion and resorts to stalking and ultimately kidnapping. Scorsese's personal favorite collaboration with De Niro, The King of Comedy was a bit much for audiences when it was first released, but it has since gained a reputation as an underrated—and prescient—part of Scorsese's oeuvre. Raleigh film writer Daniel Johnson introduces the special screening, which starts at 8 p.m. —Zack Smith

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