Video: Watch Robert De Niro Exercise His Comedy Chops in 'The Comedian'

The Oscar winner stars alongside Leslie Mann, Billy Crystal, and more in the film co-written by Jeff Ross

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Oscar winner Robert De Niro may be one of the greatest American dramatic actors, but he is no stranger to comedy, starring in such flicks as "Meet the Parents" and "Analyze This," among many others. Now, De Niro stars as the title character in "Ray" director Taylor Hackford's "The Comedian."

De Niro plays a veteran comedian struggling to reinvent himself alongside co-stars Leslie Mann, Billy Crystal, Patti LuPone, Danny DeVito, Harvey Keitel, and Edie Falco, among others. The film was co-written by frequent Stern Show guest Jeff Ross.

"The Comedian" opens in New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 2 before going nationwide Jan. 13. Check out the full trailer (below).