"Veep" Creator Armando Iannucci

"Veep" Creator Armando Iannucci

Kojo chats with satirist and writer Armando Iannucci, who most recently has been lampooning Washington's political culture through the HBO program "Veep."

Armando Iannucci once harbored dreams of an academic career dedicated to studying poets like John Milton. The Scottish-Italian satirist gave up that career path for one in comedy, and he's spent the past several years lampooning Washington's political culture. Kojo chats with Iannucci about the humor and absurdity of daily life in Washington, and what American political culture looks like from the outside looking in.

Guests

Armando Iannucci

Creator, Executive Producer, Writer, "Veep"; Writer-Director, "In The Loop"

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Armando Iannucci, creator of the HBO comedy series "Veep," talks about why Washingtonians, particularly those involved in politics, are so welcoming to the entertainment industry. "D.C. is such an enclosed environment. They call it the 'echo chamber.' I think it must come as a sense of relief that someone from outside is coming to look at them," he says.

Trailer For HBO's "Veep"

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