Enjoyable comedy that takes psychologically disturbing state of mind and turns it into charming and humorous tour de force of Robert De Niro's Rupert Pupkin - a man whom no one can remember his name. As the plot evolves, so is Pupkin's fanaticism of becoming self-proclaimed King of comedy. Final result, the king is naked but comedy is real and meant to be revisited every once in a while.
Rupert Pupkin, a schizophrenic comedian obsessd by a Leno-like show host meets the man in an arranged chance-encounter. Pupkin pursues the host [played ferociously by Jerry Lewis) who is a teasing Narcissist in hope that Lewis will be able to give DeNiro a speakerbox. The climax moves away from realism (Does it?), subtly sinks into a reality dictated by the reasonable deductions, expectations Rupert has carried.