Armando Iannucci

Caroline Frost

The REAL Pressure Steve Coogan Was Under Revealed

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

The director of 'Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa' has revealed the enormous amount of pressure Steve Coogan put himself under to get his alter ego's big sc...

Q&A: John Oliver Prepares To Step Into Jon Stewart's Shoes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

“Don’t worry, it’s still going to be everything that you love about 'The Daily Show', just without the thing that you love the most about it,”...

'Veep' First Season Review

Caroline Frost | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

When 'Veep' turned up on HBO's screens last year, it was heralded as 'The Thick of It meets West Wing'. With two more series commissioned in the States, and the first series now available in this country on DVD and Blu-Ray, it's time to ask: Is it all that?

POLL: Vote For Celebrity Fundraiser Of The Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK

What do Rebecca Adlington, Nell McAndrew and Richard Herring all have in common and what have they got to do with The Huffington Post UK? They're t...

Top Ten UK Comedy Shows...You've Never Heard Of

Philph E. Burbs | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Comedy
Philph E. Burbs

Here's a list. Not a television show of a list but a real list written in real words. The topic? The finest alternative comedy shows ever produced for UK television...that you've never watched.

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: The Thick Of It - Is This The End Of M Tucker?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

'The Thick Of It's penultimate episode took off on a tangent, swapping the one-week each formula previously shared by Coalition and Opposition, for an...

Iannucci's Renaissance of Ribaldry

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Iddo Goldfarb

Anyway, the point is that those idiots who persist with the benighted philosophy that swearing is neither big nor clever should be pointed gently towards The Thick of It where they'll have their eyes opened to a veritable renaissance of ribaldry.

EMMY AWARDS: Veep Sneaks A Win In First Season

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Armando Iannucci may have left the Emmy Awards without a trophy for his US sitcom Veep, losing out to the all-conquering Modern Family for Outstanding...

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: The Thick Of It - Coalition Of Perfect Disharmony

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Thick Of It’s been away from our screens for three long years. While its creator Armando Iannucci was looking the other way – small matters of...

Iannucci Blasts US 'Buffoons' Behind 'Thick Of It' Remake

PA | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Thick Of It's creator Armando Iannucci has slammed the "buffoons" who remade his political satire in the US. The 48-year-old acted as executive...

Is Armando Iannucci Saying Goodbye To Malcolm Tucker Forever?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2012 | UK Politics

Move over, politicians – Armando Iannucci has a new target. Ahead of the latest episodes of The Thick Of It hitting our screens on Saturday, the ...

FIRST LOOK: Trailer For 'The Thick Of It' And The Fury's Already Upon Us

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

If you thought the corridors of Westminster had gone exceedingly quiet, fear not, it's all about to change. Malcolm Tucker is having to suck it ...

It's The Return Of Malcolm Tucker

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Malcolm Tucker had better get his coins ready for the swear box. The foul-mouthed spin doctor will be returning for a fourth series of The Thick of...

'Til Death Do Us Partridge

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Comedy
Iddo Goldfarb

It is the year of our lord 2012 and, true to his first book, Bouncing Back (which was ironically pulped) and perhaps one of Nostradamus' less celebrated prophesies, Norfolk's prodigal son Alan Gordon Partridge has risen again and returned to our unworthy, spittle-spattered screens.

The Men Who Made Alan Partridge Funnier Than Ever

Radio Times | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Comedy

Last year, one of the great British TV comedy creations, Norfolk local DJ and disastrous BBC chat show presenter Alan Partridge, returned after nearly...

Veep-Tastic

Laura Dunn | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Laura Dunn

Armando Iannucci's Veep has arrived on British shores, replacing the cinéma vérité, political satire window that has been left empty by his previous work, The Thick Of It.

Alan Partridge Film Details Revealed

PA | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Armando Iannucci has revealed the highly anticipated Alan Partridge movie will see the hapless presenter doing battle with a media giant. The write...

Satire, Hypocrisy and the Jimmy Carr Furore

Andrea Mann | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Comedy
Andrea Mann

Although he'd never been a particularly political comedian, Jimmy Carr's role as a 10 O'Clock Live presenter moved him - whether he liked it or not, and presumably he did - into the realm of satire.

Iain Duncan Smith - BAFTA Winning Character Comedian

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Politics
Tiernan Douieb

I'm not going to pretend to even begin to understand quantum physics, but sometimes I like to dwell on the idea of parallel universes and all the possibilities that they might hold.

Filming Completes On New Series Of 'The Thick Of It'

Radio Times | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Fans of spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker's vitriolic outbursts will be rubbing their hands in anticipation at the news that filming has completed on a new s...

Knowing Me, Filming You! Alan Partridge: The Movie

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Knowing me, filming you! Aha! Yes, attention all Steve Coogan fans. The Alan Partridge movie that we've been tempted with for oh-so very long "will...

Caroline Frost

VEEP REVIEW: Has Armando Pulled It Off Stateside?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

Armando Ianucci’s CV is fit to bursting with side-splitting stuff. If we’d forgotten, we got a reminder when he received a Writers Guild gong at t...

VEEP: The West Wing Meets The Thick Of It?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Fans of The West Wing and The Thick of It have been holding their breath for a while now, waiting for the new comedy from the Oscar-nomimated Armando ...

WATCH: Armando Iannucci's US Follow-Up To 'The Thick Of It' Gets A New Trailer

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Ever dreamed of a US version of The Thick Of It? Or a comedy version of The West Wing? Well, your dreams are set to come true in just a couple of mont...