Ontelly

The King of Comedy


Poignant black comedy about an aspiring comedian who decides that he can only get a shot at the big time with the help of America's top chat show host. But when the star fails to cooperate with his plan, the desperate comedian kidnaps him. A tale examining the successes and pitfalls inherent in the pursuit of the American dream.

Broadcasts

  • - on
  • 2007-11-25 00:10:00 - 2007-11-25 01:55:00 on BBC Two England, BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two Wales Analogue, BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue, BBC Two Northern Ireland,
  • 2008-08-03 00:05:00 - 2008-08-03 01:50:00 on BBC Two England,
  • 2008-08-03 00:10:00 - 2008-08-03 01:55:00 on BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue, BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two Wales Analogue,
  • 2010-03-29 01:20:00 - 2010-03-29 03:05:00 on BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,
  • 2010-03-29 01:50:00 - 2010-03-29 03:35:00 on BBC Two Scotland,

Credits

  • Producer Arnon Milchan
  • Director Martin Scorsese
  • Rupert Pupkin Robert De Niro
  • Jerry Langford Jerry Lewis
  • Rita Diahnne Abbott
  • Masha Sandra Bernhard
  • Himself Ed Herlihy
  • Band Leader Lou Brown
  • Cathy Long Shelley Hack
  • Writer Paul D Zimmermann