The Comedian

Synopsis: Jackie (Robert DeNiro) is a comic icon, attempting to reinvent himself despite his audience only wanting to know him as a television character he played earlier in his career. After accosting an audience member, Jackie is sentenced to community service where he meets Harmony Schiltz (Leslie Mann).
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Taylor Hackford
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
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120 min

give me an early Christmas bonus

and tongue my balls.

Calm down. You chose this

career, you f***ing idiot.

You could've been

a doctor or a lawyer

but you chose to beg

drunken strangers

for love and attention.

Just try to make everyone happy,

so you can go home and jerk off.

Hey, look, man. I don't

wanna fight. Let's be friends.

Can someone do me a favor,

get a drink for this guy

and a bag of oats for his wife.


You getting this, Amy?

I don't want that sh*t

in our webisode.

Webisode? Your sh*t? What web...?

What the f*** are you doing?

Welcome to Stand-Up Take Down.

Webisode 19.

What you doing?

Are you taping me?

This is my show, old man.

I'm here to take you down.

Give me that.

No, you give me that mic.

Take me down?

What are you doing?

Wanna go joke to joke with me,


Take your hands off my mic.

You wanna dance? Let's go.

Let go of the mic.

This is my show, buddy.

You getting this, Amy?

This is my show.

You're the joke, old man.

You're the f***ing joke.

You want the mic? You want it?


Oh, sh*t! Baby!

What is wrong with you?

You crazy bastard!

Oh, my God, are you okay?

And I'm here to take you down.

What the f*** are you doing,

my friend?

Give me that goddamn.

No, you give me that mic.

Your Honor,

as you can clearly see,

Mr. Severin grabbed

Mr. Berkowitz first.

Mr. Berkowitz warned Mr. Severin

several times to desist,

and he refused.

Wanna go joke to joke with me?

Let go of the mic.

Let go of the mic.

You're the joke, old man.

Any objection to probation?

With a strong public apology and

substantial community service.

Jakob Berkowitz, please rise.

Jakob Berkowitz,

the court understands

there are mitigating


but nothing excuses

your retaliation.

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Art Linson

Art Linson (born 1942) is an American film producer, director and screenwriter.Linson was born in Chicago, Illinois. He did his undergraduate work at the University of California-Berkeley and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles law school. Art Linson's producing credits range from such commercial and critical hits as The Untouchables, Heat, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Fight Club, and Scrooged, to unusual classics such as Melvin and Howard, The Edge, This Boy's Life and Into the Wild. Linson's producer/director collaborations include Brian De Palma, David Mamet and Cameron Crowe. His directorial debut was the 1980 comedy, Where the Buffalo Roam, which was loosely based on stories by Hunter S. Thompson and starred Bill Murray as the writer. His writing credits include two books, What Just Happened? Bitter Hollywood Tales from the Front Line, which was adapted into a film from his original screenplay What Just Happened and starred Robert De Niro, and A Pound of Flesh: Perilous Tales of How to Produce Movies in Hollywood. He is married to British actress Fiona Lewis. For television he is currently executive producer with his son John Linson on Sons of Anarchy. In 2016, Art produced and penned the movie The Comedian directed by Taylor Hackford. The film starred Robert De Niro and Leslie Mann. Also in 2016 Art produced The Outsider, a crime drama film directed by Martin Zandvliet and written by Andrew Baldwin. The film stars Oscar winner Jared Leto and Tadanobu Asano. more…

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