"King Of Comedy" as written by and Peter Buck Bill Berry....
Make your money with a suit and tie
Make your money with shrewd denial
Make your money expert advice,
If you can wing it
Make your money with a power ply
Make your money with a buyout bribe
Make it lie as long as you mean it

I'm not king of comedy,
Grease the pig, give a squeeze (squeeze me)

Make your money with exploitation
Make it holy illumination
Say a prayer at every station
Don't forget to ask for mercy
Make your money with a pretty face
Make it easy with product placement
Make it charged with controversy
I'm straight, I'm queer, I'm bi

I'm not king of comedy,
I'm not your magazine,
I'm not your television

Make your money, make it rich
Make it young and make it quick
Make your money on the jukebox, baby,
It's pick up sticks,
Make your enemies, make your moves
Make your critics fumble through
Make it smart and make it schmooze
Make it look easy

I'm not king of comedy,
I'm not your magazine,
I'm not your television,
I'm not your movie screen
I'm not commodity (all together now)
I'm not commodity
I'm not commodity
I'm not commodity
I'm not commodity
I'm not commodity


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"King of Comedy" as written by Peter Buck Bill Berry

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    General CommentThis song is the first that Monster-Haters name when they complain about the album, but I love it. Starts off with a robotic voice with a banging beat, but a great melody developes, and the ending is great with the harmonies and stuff. Great song. Great album. Heck, they're all great.
    MickeyPhillyon January 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI take this song as a manifestation against materialism, against exploitation and the way people disguise it to ptotect their businesses and social position. I think that in this song Michael describes the way a corrupt rich parent would explain to his kid the ways to make big money (dishonest ways are always easier and more effective) and still looking like a decent person in the process. I really like this song =)
    algunmaeon December 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAdding to algunmae's description King Of Comedy is a 1983 Martin Scorsese film in whcih a would be stand up comic will do anything to become famous eventually restorting to kidnapp and blackmail.
    michaelwoodon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHow making money is a priority for some people, and what they will do to get it.Some people say this song is over-processed, but I love it, my favorite Monster song.
    izze90on June 11, 2008   Link

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