So, he’s just going to be a little less crazy than De Niro’s Rupert Pupkin from The King of Comedy.
Not only is there a lot of buzz on the order of award nominations around this latest De Niro vehicle, The Comedian, but he’ll play an insult comic that has to face his own demons and grow, which definitely has our interest peaked. Hannibal Buress, Gilbert Gottfried and Jim Norton will be featured as fellow stand-ups in the movie and the insults were written by none other than the Roastmaster General himself, Jeff Ross. We haven’t seen a trailer or a TV spot, but it’s kind of hard to not have a bit of a good feeling about The Comedian.
Look for limited release from Sony Pictures Classics at the end of this year/beginning of next year.