Martin Scorsese's 'The King of Comedy' now on YouTube

Martin Scorsese’s ‘The King of Comedy’ now on YouTube

Jan 3, 2013

Don’t take it from me how good Martin Scorsese’s showbiz satire “The King of Comedy” is: Rotten Tomatoes gives it a whopping 93%, and Salon’s Joyce Millman calls it “Scorsese’s second greatest film, after ‘Taxi Driver.’”

I have a feeling she’s not alone on that opinion, and now you can watch the unsung masterpiece online. So, what’s it about?

[wipes fanboy foam from mouth]

In short, Robert DeNiro plays this godawful hack comic named Rupert Pupkin. Like, picture your friend with the delusional headache-inducing dick joke Twitter account, then imagine if that guy kidnapped a late night talk show host in order to score a guest spot on the show. There, that’s Rupert. As for the host? Yep, played by none other than Jerry Lewis. And I know you kids love Jerry.

Just watch it already. It’s only two hours. No one’s coming into work today anyways.


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