Sandra Bernhard Revisits ‘The King of Comedy’


“There is no more Johnny Carson. There’s so many people that are just barely passable as talk-show hosts. Are you going to lock up Chelsea Handler? I shouldn’t really say that ‘cause I’m always trying to get on her show. But whatever.”

-Sandra Bernhard to The NY Times in a piece revisiting Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy upon its 30th anniversary. She doesn’t feel somebody would want to kidnap and lock up Chelsea Handler so that they could host her show like how Robert De Niro’s character locked up a Johnny Carson surrogate and hosted his show.