Just discovered the Armando Iannucci show. Another reason to love British satire


h/t Tricia Wang for a heads up about this.

Armando Ianucci created The Day Today in the early 1990s (considered by some to be a predecessor to The Daily Show), and I'm disappointed I'm just now seeing his work. Check out this 8 minute clip from what I think is a recent show. It's worth the whole look and hilarious. Great writing. Dry tone. Penetrating satire. 

And here's a trailer for the 2009 movie In The Loop which is about the US-UK relationship and the lead-up to the Iraq War, with all the associated miscommunication of government. 

Those of you who love Skins as much as I do will recognize the lead role is played by Peter Capaldi, aka Sid's dad! For more background, check out this Charlie Rose interview with Armando. Also, he is on Twitter.