The King of Comedy

It's No Laughing Matter.

The King of Comedy (1982)


Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.

Director: Martin Scorsese

The King of Comedy Vodly
Vodly Score: 7.7/10 from 1017 votes
Release Date: 1982-12-18
Status: Released
Run time: 109 min / 1:49
Budget: $20,000,000
Production Companies : Embassy International Pictures, 20th Century Fox
Production Country: United States of America


Robert De Niro
as Rupert Pupkin
Jerry Lewis
as Jerry Langford
Diahnne Abbott
as Rita Keane
Sandra Bernhard
as Masha
Ed Herlihy
as Himself
Lou Brown
as Band Leader
Loretta Tupper
as Stage Door Fan
Peter Potulski
as Stage Door Fan
Vinnie Gonzales
as Stage Door Fan
Whitey Ryan
as Stage Door Guard
Doc Lawless
as Chauffeur
Marta Heflin
as Young Girl
Katherine Wallach
as Autograph Seeker
Charles Kaleina
as Autograph Seeker
Richard Baratz
as Caricaturist
Catherine Scorsese
as Rupert's Mom (voice)
Cathy Scorsese
as Dolores
Chuck Low
as Man in Chinese Restaurant
Liza Minnelli
as Herself
Leslie Levinson
as Roberta Posner
Alan Potashnick
as Man at Telephone
Michael Kolba
as Man at Telephone
Robert Colston
as Man at Telephone
Ramon Rodriguez
as Man at Telephone
Chuck Coop
as Man at Telephone
Sel Vitella
as Man at Telephone
Margo Winkler
as Receptionist
Tony Boschetti
as Mr. Gangemi
Shelley Hack
as Cathy Long
Mick Jones
as Street Scum
Joe Strummer
as Street Scum
Paul Simonon
as Street Scum
Kosmo Vinyl
as Street Scum
Ellen Foley
as Street Scum
Pearl Harbour
as Street Scum
Gaby Salter
as Street Scum
Jerry Baxter-Worman
as Street Scum
Don Letts
as Street Scum
Matt Russo
as Cabbie
Thelma Lee
as Woman in Telephone Booth
Joyce Brothers
as Herself
George Kapp
as Mystery Guest
Victor Borge
as Himself
Ralph Monaco
as Raymond Wirtz
Rob-Jamere Wess
as Security Guard
Kim Chan
as Jonno
Audrey Dummett
as Cook
June Prud'Homme
as Audrey
Frederick de Cordova
as Bert Thomas
Edgar J. Scherick
as Wilson Crockett
Thomas M. Tolan
as Gerrity
Ray Dittrich
as Giardello
Richard Dioguardi
as Captain Burke
Jay Julien
as Langford's Lawyer
Harry J. Ufland
as Langford's Agent
Scotty Bloch
as Crockett's Secretary
Jim Lyness
as Ticket Taker
Bill Minkin
as McCabe
Diane Rachell
as McCabe's Wife
Dennis Mulligan
as Plainclothesman
Tony Devon
as Plainclothesman
Peter Fain
as Plainclothesman
Michael F. Stodden
as Plainclothesman
Gerard Murphy
as Plainclothesman
Jimmy Raitt
as Stage Manager
Martin Scorsese
as TV Director
Tony Randall
as Himself
Charles Scorsese
as First Man at Bar
Mardik Martin
as Second Man at Bar
William Jorgensen
as Newsman (voice)
Marvin Scott
as Newsman (voice)
Chuck Stevens
as Newsman (voice)
William Littauer
as Newsman (voice)
Jeff David
as Announcer (voice)


Production Arnon Milchan Producer
Art Boris Leven Production Design
Directing Martin Scorsese Director
Production Robert F. Colesberry Production Manager
Production Robert F. Colesberry Associate Producer
Production Robert Greenhut Executive Producer
Camera Fred Schuler Director of Photography
Writing Paul D. Zimmerman Writer
Editing Thelma Schoonmaker Editor
Production Thelma Schoonmaker Production Supervisor
Production Cis Corman Casting
Crew Barbara De Fina Post Production Supervisor
Production Amy Sayres Location Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Richard Bruno Costume Design
Sound Dick Vorisek Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Edward Garzero Scenic Artist
Costume & Make-Up Philip Goldblat Makeup Artist
Sound Frank E. Warner Supervising Sound Editor
Art George DeTitta Sr. Set Decoration
Art Edward Pisoni Art Direction
Art Lawrence Miller Art Direction
Editing Richard Candib First Assistant Editor
Sound Robbie Robertson Original Music Composer
Sound Robbie Robertson Music Producer
Camera Ted Churchill Steadicam Operator
Art Daniel Robert Set Decoration
Camera Lorey Sebastian Still Photographer
Production Sylvia Fay Extras Casting
Directing Lewis Gould Second Assistant Director
Camera Garrett Brown Steadicam Operator
Sound Tom Fleischman Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Lyndell Quiyou Hair Designer
Directing Roberta Hodes Script Supervisor
Lighting William Ward Gaffer
Camera Dick Mingalone Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Mary Ellen Winston Assistant Costume Designer
Crew Carlos Quiles Carpenter
Sound Les Lazarowitz Sound Mixer
Art Jimmy Raitt Property Master
Art Dan Perri Title Designer
Crew Harold 'Whitey' McEvoy Transportation Captain
Costume & Make-Up William Loger Costume Supervisor
Sound Vito L. Ilardi Boom Operator
Editing Donah Bassett Negative Cutter
Directing Scott Maitland First Assistant Director
Camera Norman Buck Key Grip
Lighting James Fitzpatrick Best Boy Electric
Editing Robert Raring Color Timer
Camera Sandy Brooke First Assistant Camera
Camera Ricki-Ellen Brooke Second Assistant Camera
Art Joe Williams Sr. Construction Grip

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