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Articles Tagged 'Veep'

Screengrab from Veep Season 5 featuring Kevin Dunn and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

WATCH: Hilarious New Trailer for Season Five of ‘Veep’

HBO comedy Veep is returning just in the nick of time, with a scandal-plagued female presidential candidate in the midst of a global economic disaster. Ringing any bells yet? Nope, us neither. Showrunner Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, I’m Alan Partridge) has stepped down to pursue other projects, but by the look of the […]

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6 American Sitcoms Based on British Originals

Back in November, the Anglophenia video channel pulled together a comprehensive list of all of the American TV shows that were given a dusting down and a glittering up for an American audience. Some were huge hit shows on both sides of the Atlantic, but featured a cast list that would’ve been unrecognizable to fans […]


‘Veep’ Fans: A Guide to Armando Iannucci’s Comedy

This Sunday, the political comedy Veep makes a welcome return to HBO, expertly guided once more by the sure hand of Armando Iannucci. For over 20 years, Armando has been making comedy out of the twin monsters of media and politics, starting on radio, with the spoof news show On The Hour, and then making the […]

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Armando Iannucci: “I Want To Write A ‘Doctor Who’ Episode”

We already know that comedy writers make good Doctor Who writers – Douglas Adams, Mark Gatiss, Richard Curtis, to name but three – so amid all the global hoo-hah over whether Peter Jackson will get to direct an episode, let’s spare a moment to create our own little extra hoo-hah (technically a Who-hah) over the […]


WATCH: ‘Veep’ Season Two Trailer

We spend quite a bit of time talking about British shows that may see the light of day in America, or may not, so it’s a pleasure to be able to jump up and down about a British success story that you’ll get to see before they do. Armando Iannucci’s astonishing Vice-Presidential comedy Veep, starring Julia […]

Armando Ianucci: “Not All Americans Are Brilliant”

Forgive the slight twisting of a quote, but Armando Iannucci, the man behind a gushing fountain of satirical British comedy, including The Day Today, the ever-evolving, ever-wondrous Alan Partridge franchise, The Thick Of It, and his latest, Veep, has been issuing harsh words for the TV execs that attempted to make an American version of […]

The Astonishing (And Very Sweary) Lineage of ‘Veep’

On April 22, HBO is showing a new TV comedy called Veep, in which Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays a former senator who has accepted the call to serve as Vice President of the United States. She soon finds that she’s out of her depth among Washington’s political chicanery and the constant media intrusion that comes with […]