Humor in Hindsight: 1983’s The King of Comedy
Here’s the lede from my latest Humor In Hindsight column for Decider.com, reflecting on Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy, starring Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, and Sandra Bernhard, fast-forwarding the context from 1983 to 2017. Who among us hasn’t suffered from delusions of gra... [Read More]
Review: “The Comedian” starring Robert De Niro
Don’t be misled by the title or the movie trailers. The Comedian, a Taylor Hackford film (An Officer and a Gentleman, Ray) starring Robert De Niro as a former sitcom star and stand-up comedian still trying to ply his trade into his 70s, is actually a love story about second chances and last ch... [Read More]
Dark comedies revisited: “The King Of Comedy”
“It’s better to be king for a day, than schmuck for a lifetime.” These are the immortal words spoken by… MORE Dark comedies revisited: “The King Of Comedy” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Episode #126: Jessica Kirson
Jessica Kirson has a captivating stage presence that bowls you over with laughter, whether you’re a schmuck in the front row or one of the so-called celebrities on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice. Kirson has a featured role onscreen and behind the scenes in the new Robert De Niro movie about an agi... [Read More]
Episode #126: Jessica Kirson
Jessica Kirson has a captivating stage presence that bowls you over with laughter, whether you’re a schmuck in the front row or one of the so-called celebrities on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice. Kirson has a featured role onscreen and behind the scenes in the new Robert De Niro movie about an agi... [Read More]
Check Out the Trailer for ‘The Comedian’ Starring Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, and More
Last month Sony added a new film starring Robert De Niro called The Comedian, and the first trailer was just released. De Niro plays a comedian and former sitcom star named Jackie Burke who attempts to reinvent his career, and Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Patti LuPone, Edie Falco, and Harvey Keitel ro... [Read More]
Robert De Niro on playing an aging comedian in The Comedian
Robert De Niro stopped by Wednesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live, and although De Niro made a video last month vowing to punch Donald Trump in the face and hosted what turned into a somber Election Night viewing party, he also was there to promote his newest movie, The Comedian. Directed by Taylor Hackford, ... [Read More]
Robert De Niro on playing an aging comedian in The Comedian
Robert De Niro stopped by Wednesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live, and although De Niro made a video last month vowing to punch Donald Trump in the face and hosted what turned into a somber Election Night viewing party, he also was there to promote his newest movie, The Comedian. Directed by Taylor Hackford, ... [Read More]
Here’s the Trailer for ‘Dirty Grandpa’ Starring Robert De Niro and Zac Efron
Get ready to see the most esteemed film role of Robert De Niro’s career, because the first trailer for Dirty Grandpa was recently released. Starring Zac Efron as the soon-to-be-married grandson of a widower looking to bro out on a wild spring break road trip, the film also stars Aubrey Plaza, ... [Read More]
Robert De Niro telling Jeffrey Ross’s jokes in upcoming film
Is it the return of Rupert Pupkin? Not quite! Robert De Niro may not be putting on the spiffy suit but he will return as a stand-up comic on the big screen. In Art Linson’s The Comedian, De Niro will play an insult comic reminiscent of Don Rickles. Consulting on the script was Roastmaster Gene... [Read More]