The King of Comedy (1983)

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Rupert Pupkin, a pushy and ambitious stand-up comic is determined to get onto the Jerry Langford TV show. Pupkin and girlfriend Masha kidnap Jerry to get what they want, for Pupkin a spot on the show, and for Masha a night of love with her idol.

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