The King of Comedy

The Canon #94 September 19, 2016

Devin and Amy take on the 1982 Scorsese film “The King of Comedy” on this week’s episode of The Canon. They praise the old-school punchline delivery of Jerry Lewis, analyze how the film views through the modern lens of self-fulfilling dreamseekers, and dissect Sandra Bernhard’s particular brand of hot-crazy. Later, they assess the challenge presented for Robert De Niro in performing a character who never stops performing. Should “The King of Comedy” find a place in the Canon? Head to the Earwolf forums to cast your vote!

This episode is sponsored by Universal Pictures and Harry’s.

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