Despite that this film is a comedy from the master of gangster/crime films Martin Scorsese, I knew I was going to like this one it is a collaboration with Scorsese and De Niro. Also, Scorsese would have at least made a clever comedy. This film does have that rebel/crime within it because Rupert Pupkin is a stand up comedian and a bit of a criminal too. The King Of Comedy is actually the nickname of Jerry Lewis himself. This film was quite tense in other angles because Jerry Langford is kidnapped by Rupert Pupkin and Masha which makes it tense of what Jerry's face is going to be.
Robert De Niro's performance as Rupert Pupkin was hilarious which is rare of Robert De Niro because he hasn't been in many comedies. What I love about Robert De Niro is that whatever type of character he portrays, he always has a bit of that bad ass personality within him. Jerry Lewis was really good as Jerry Langford too because he brings that celebrity, masterful and boss sort of side to him. I liked Sandra Bernhard in this film as Masha too. She is a bit of a psychopath who is very bizarre and very sturbborn. She is wacky, crazy and clumsy which is really good with Rupert Pupkin.
Scorsese's brightest films to date but Scorsese does bring that criminal and the crime genre itself into this film which is typical of Scorsese. This is in my opinion the underrated Scorsese-De Niro film where most people would go for either GoodFellas, Taxi Driver or Raging Bull. For the first and only time Scorsese has directed a film with an original plot and script but with a different type of script, it seemed to work really well.
This is an underrated Scorsese film with a good cast and phenomenal director. This is my sixth favourite Scorsese film after Taxi Driver, The Departed, Raging Bull, Cape Fear and Gangs Of New York. One of De Niro's best films but not best comedy performance. I liked him more in Meet The Parents and Fockers. One of cleverest comedies ever!