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Armando Iannucci: Is this a bad time to be funny?

Can the creator of Veep find humour amid the world's crises?

It’s the job of the professional satirist to find the funny and expose the absurd in humanity’s most serious endeavours. But are there times when satire just doesn’t work, and is now one of them? Should we be laughing at Covid-19, or at racial discrimination? Stephen Sackur speaks to Armando Iannucci, a hugely successful writer and director of comedy on TV and film, whose credits include Veep, In the Loop and The Death of Stalin. Is there ever a bad time and place to be funny?

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Mon 29 Jun 2020 21:06GMT

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Armando Iannucci (Credit: Sarah Jeynes/BBC)


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