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Comedic actors' dramatic turns are often surprisingly rewarding

...little break. Here are a few of my favorite films featuring dramatic turns by actors best known for comedic roles: THE KING OF COMEDY (1983): Jerry Lewis plays a late-night talk-show host in the vein of Johnny Carson who becomes the target...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/16/uhl_139801.shtml
Steven Uhles
Jerry Lewis to guest star on 'Law & Order: SVU'

...in 1983 as a talk-show host kidnapped by an aspiring comic, played by Robert De Niro, in Martin Scorsese's "The King of Comedy." Belzer will lead a Friars Club celebrity roast of Lewis in New York on June 9.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/04/tel_75679.shtml
Television
Sometimes comics can make dramatic statements in films

...exceptions, fine dramatic performances by entertainers known for their comic skills. Here are a few favorites: THE KING OF COMEDY (1983): Jerry Lewis and Sandra Bernhard skewed their popular personas in this Martin Scorsese film about the price...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/29/uhl_7436.shtml
Steven Uhles
Thousands pay respects to comedian in hometown

...get children away from a life of crime and violence," Mr. Daley said during the service. "That's why he's the king of comedy. He never lost his soul in Chicago." Mr. Mac died Aug. 9 at age 50 of what his publicist said were complications...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/08/17/met_469812.shtml
Metro
Filmmakers capitalize on others' obsessions

...two hit men (Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock) with their eyes on the drugs she's inadvertently trafficking. THE KING OF COMEDY (1983): For would-be comedian Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro), success means appearing on the television show...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/23/uhl_429350.shtml
Steven Uhles
People in the News

...Daryl Roth Theatre. Bernhard is best known for her acerbic, standup comedy. She has appeared in films such as "The King of Comedy," "Somewhere in the City" and "Hudson Hawk." The limited engagement of "Everything Bad and Beautiful" ends...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/04/ent_64179.shtml
Things to Do
Filmmakers capitalize on others' obsessions

...two hit men (Morgan Freeman and Chris Rock) with their eyes on the drugs she's inadvertently trafficking. THE KING OF COMEDY (1983): For would-be comedian Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro), success means appearing on the television show...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/23/mov_429311.shtml
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