"The King of Comedy" quotes

The King of Comedy poster
Rupert Pupkin is a passionate yet unsuccessful comic who craves nothing more than to be in the spotlight and to achieve this, he stalks and kidnaps his idol to take the spotlight for himself... Read all

Director: Martin Scorsese
Writer: Paul D. Zimmerman
Production: N/A
Genre: comedy, crime, drama
Year: 1982
MetaScore: 73/100
ImdbRating: 7.8
BoxOffice: $2,536,242
Released: 18 Dec 1982
Awards: Won 1 BAFTA Award3 wins & 8 nominations total

42 Clips

Your name is not on the list so I cannot let you in That's the rules and regulations - The King of Comedy 00:07
Your name is not on the list so I cannot let you in That's...
Why didn't you listen to the tape when I asked you to It wasn't that hard was it - The King of Comedy 00:35
Why didn't you listen to the tape when I asked you to It...
I can't believe this girl - The King of Comedy 00:29
I can't believe this girl
HERLIHY And now direct from New York it's The Jerry Langford Show - The King of Comedy 00:22
HERLIHY And now direct from New York it's The Jerry Langford...
I think once you get over the initial shyness you're gonna be okay - The King of Comedy 00:05
I think once you get over the initial shyness you're gonna...
Where's the defense of kidnapping How can you say I was crazy - The King of Comedy 00:06
Where's the defense of kidnapping How can you say I was...
I'm not gonna lower it I have to do this now - The King of Comedy 00:05
I'm not gonna lower it I have to do this now
What What are you doing down there so late - The King of Comedy 00:05
What What are you doing down there so late
Well I'll still wait - The King of Comedy 00:04
Well I'll still wait
What'd you say your name was Rupert Pupkin - The King of Comedy 00:37
What'd you say your name was Rupert Pupkin
I'm sure you can understand doing the kind of show I'm doing it's mind boggling - The King of Comedy 00:33
I'm sure you can understand doing the kind of show I'm doing...
Here you are Take your things and go All right I can take a hint Jerry - The King of Comedy 00:30
Here you are Take your things and go All right I can take a...
What about things I did for you that no money can buy - The King of Comedy 00:30
What about things I did for you that no money can buy
Why not me Why not - The King of Comedy 00:12
Why not me Why not
WOMAN Morris you will not believe who's coming down here - The King of Comedy 00:26
WOMAN Morris you will not believe who's coming down here
ANNOUNCER And now ladies and gentlemen the man we've all been waiting for - The King of Comedy 00:23
ANNOUNCER And now ladies and gentlemen the man we've all...
All right so I made a mistake So did Hitler - The King of Comedy 00:05
All right so I made a mistake So did Hitler
I know Jerry that you are as human as the rest of us if not more so - The King of Comedy 00:07
I know Jerry that you are as human as the rest of us if not...
Mr Langford I knew nothing about this Tell her she's wrong Jerry - The King of Comedy 00:06
Mr Langford I knew nothing about this Tell her she's wrong...
And you wanna know something else I'm gonna work 50 times harder - The King of Comedy 00:12
And you wanna know something else I'm gonna work 50 times...
The more scribbled the name the bigger the fame - The King of Comedy 00:05
The more scribbled the name the bigger the fame
Good good - The King of Comedy 00:35
Good good
But look I figure it this way better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime - The King of Comedy 00:06
But look I figure it this way better to be king for a night...
I'm gonna work 50 times harder - The King of Comedy 00:34
I'm gonna work 50 times harder
I'll just wait - The King of Comedy 00:10
I'll just wait
If your name is not on the list - The King of Comedy 00:28
If your name is not on the list
I gotta tell you - The King of Comedy 02:05
I gotta tell you
I don't think he is - The King of Comedy 00:16
I don't think he is
You're right - The King of Comedy 02:47
You're right
I made a mistake - The King of Comedy 00:16
I made a mistake
Good evening - The King of Comedy 09:56
Good evening
From New York - The King of Comedy 00:48
From New York
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime - The King of Comedy 00:19
Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime
Why not me - The King of Comedy 00:32
Why not me
What is the defense of kidnapping - The King of Comedy 00:22
What is the defense of kidnapping
What are you doing down there - The King of Comedy 00:13
What are you doing down there
The more scribbled the name - The King of Comedy 00:17
The more scribbled the name
That's all - The King of Comedy 01:34
That's all
That you are as human as the rest of us - The King of Comedy 00:18
That you are as human as the rest of us
No money can buy - The King of Comedy 02:14
No money can buy
Ladies and gentlemen - The King of Comedy 01:34
Ladies and gentlemen
Jerry Langford - The King of Comedy 01:22
Jerry Langford

Cast

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