Robert DeNiro plays Jackie Burke – an insult comic who had a hit sitcom back in the day – is trying to make a comeback, but there’s a hitch. Jackie assaulted a guy who was taping his act in a club and is sentenced to community service.
On the bright side, while serving his sentence he meets Leslie Mann’s Harmony – who’s as messed up as he is.
Sony Pictures classics has released a cool new poster and a ‘first look’ set of stills from The Comedian check them out – along with the trailer – after the break.
The Comedian opens on January 13, 2017.
An aging comic icon, JACKIE BURKE (Robert De Niro) has seen better days. Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played. Already a strain on his younger brother (Danny DeVito) and his wife (Patti LuPone), Jackie is forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets HARMONY (Leslie Mann), the daughter of a sleazy Florida real estate mogul (Harvey Keitel), and the two find inspiration in one another resulting in surprising consequences. Through the alchemy of their unlikely friendship, Harmony and Jackie overcome their own emotional damage and emerge as better people.