Jackie Burke (Robert De Niro) is a raging comic who is past his prime. A once loved TV character in his hey day, he clings to any recognition of his former fame in the hope of reviving his now stagnant career. After being sentenced to community service for hitting an audience member in the head with his microphone, Jackie meets Harmony (Kristen Wiig), a dazzling and defiant redhead who turns his life sideways.
The Comedian is an American comedy-drama film directed by Taylor Hackford and written by Lewis Friedman, Lewis Friedman, Richard LaGravenese, Art Linson, and Jeff Ross. The film stars Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, and Harvey Keitel. The film will have its world premiere at the AFI Fest on November 11, 2016. It is scheduled to be released on January 13, 2017, by Sony Pictures Classics.
Directed by: Taylor Hackford
Starring: Robert DeNiro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Keitel, Edie Falco, Lois Smith, Aly Mang, Connie Saltzman
Screenplay by: Lewis Friedman, Richard LaGravenese
Production Design by: Kristi Zea
Cinematography by: Oliver Stapleton
Film Editing by: Mark Warner
Costume Design by: Aude Bronson-Howard, Ellen Falguiere
Set Decoration by: Regina Graves
Art Direction by: Doug Huszti
MPAA Rating: None.
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Release Date: January 13, 2017