Don’t bother trying to get tickets they’re already gone.
On Tuesday at 11pm, Robert De Niro will join the lineup at the Village Underground- sister club to the iconic Comedy Cellar in New York City. De Niro is taping a set for his upcoming movie, The Comedian.
There aren’t a lot of details known about the movie. We know De Niro stars as an insult comic type named Jackie, (think Don Rickles), and befriends a younger woman after they meet at a wedding and unexpectedly form a connection. Leslie Mann co-stars as that woman- she replaced Jennifer Anniston who initially signed on for the role but had to bow out due to scheduling issues. Edie Falco, who has most recently been seen weekly in Louis C.K.’s web series Horace and Pete, is also on board. Danny DeVito has reportedly been seen on set as well, but no confirmation about whether he’s in the film.
Filming began in mid February, and crews have been spotted all over New York including the west village, the lower east side, midtown and even a Kosher deli in Rego Park, Queens. Taylor Hackford (Devil’s Advocate, Ray) is directing, Jeffrey Ross has a co-writing credit, and we hear he’ll be writing the comedy that De Niro’s character performs.
We don’t know if this will be De Niro’s first time performing comedy in front of an audience, but it’s not his first time at the cellar. Earlier this month New York Magazine’s Bedford and Bowery caught De Niro filming a scene outside the Cellar (watch the clip below).
Also on the lineup for Tuesday night’s show, Hannibal Buress as MC, Jessica Kirson, Aida Rodriguez, Sheng Wang and Greer Barnes.
The movie is set for a February 2017 release.