When aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin meets his talk show host idol, he sees it as the perfect opportunity for him to reach his dream of stardom. But when he gets rebuffed, Pupkin kidnaps his idol to make sure he gets what he wants.
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Far more transcendent on concept than Forrest Gump and it's patriotism, "The King of Comedy" is «a good, old-fashioned, all-American fun» story about an autist who fantasizes with the admired and beloved comedy icon. He talks between him and his imaginative friends and conversations with fake people posters to experience the dream of being on stage but everyone confuses his name and only his silliness is noted.