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Armando Iannucci (born 1964, Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish comedian, satirist and radio producer. 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... “Glaswegian” redirects here. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... List of satirists below - writers, cartoonists and others known for their involvement in satire - humourous social criticism. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...

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Background

Iannucci's father is from Naples, Italy, while his mother is from Glasgow. He was educated at St. Aloysius' College, Glasgow, the University of Glasgow, and University College, Oxford, where he read English. He abandoned graduate work on "17th-century religious language with particular reference to Milton's Paradise Lost" to pursue his broadcasting career. Location of the city of Naples (red dot) within Italy. ... St. ... Master of Theology (MTh) Dentistry Nursing Affiliations Russell Group, Universitas 21 Website http://www. ... College name University College Collegium Magnae Aulae Universitatis Named after Established 1249 Sister College Trinity Hall Master Lord Butler of Brockwell JCR President Peter Surr Undergraduates 420 MCR President Monte MacDiarmid Graduates 144 Homepage Boatclub Crest of University College, Oxford University College (in full, the The Master and Fellows of... The term English literature refers to literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by writers not necessarily from England; Joseph Conrad was Polish, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Dylan Thomas was Welsh, Edgar Allan Poe was American, Salman Rushdie is Indian, V.S... For other persons named John Milton, see John Milton (disambiguation). ... Title page of the first edition (1667) Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. ...


Career

Iannucci has an extensive history in British radio and television. First receiving widespread fame in the early 1990s as the producer for On the Hour and then The Day Today, he received critical acclaim for both his own talents as a writer and a producer, and for first bringing together such comics as Chris Morris, Richard Herring, Stewart Lee, Peter Baynham and Steve Coogan. The members of this group went on to work on separate projects and create a new comedy "wave" pre-New Labour: Morris went on to create Brass Eye, Blue Jam and the Chris Morris Music Show; Stewart Lee and Richard Herring created Fist of Fun and This Morning With Richard Not Judy. On The Hour double cassette cover featuring Chris Morris, 1992. ... The Day Today is a surreal British parody of television current affairs news programmes. ... Chris Morris (b. ... Richard Herring performing his show Someone Likes Yoghurt at the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, during the 2005 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Richard Keith Herring (born July 12, 1967) is a British comedian and writer formerly best known as part of Lee and Herring, a double act with Stewart Lee. ... Stewart Lee (born April 5, 1968 in Solihull) is an English stand-up comedian, writer and director probably best known for being one half of the 1990s comedy duo Lee and Herring, and for co-writing and directing the critically-acclaimed and controversial stage show Jerry Springer - The Opera. ... Peter Baynham is a British comedy writer and perfomer born in Cardiff, Wales. ... Stephen Steve John Coogan (born 14 October 1965) is an English actor, impressionist, and comedian. ... New Labour is an alternative name of the British political Labour Party. ... Brass Eye is a UK television series of satirical spoof documentaries which aired on Channel 4 in 1997 and was re-run in 2001. ... Chris Morris advertising Blue Jam. Blue Jam was an ambient radio comedy programme produced by Chris Morris. ... Fist of Fun was a popular British comedy television and radio programme, written by and starring Lee and Herring (the comedians Stewart Lee and Richard Herring). ... This Morning With Richard Not Judy or TMWRNJ was a British comedy television programme, written by and starring Lee and Herring (the comedians Stewart Lee and Richard Herring), made and broadcast by the BBC. Two series were broadcast in 1998 and 1999 on BBC2. ...


Baynham was closely involved with both Morris' and Lee & Herring's work — simultaneously at one point. Lee would go on to co-write the controversial Jerry Springer — The Opera, but perhaps the most famous "alumnus" of this group is Steve Coogan's character Alan Partridge, who first appeared in On the Hour, and has featured in multiple spin-off series. David Soul stars as Jerry Springer (DVD version) Jerry Springer: The Opera is a musical written by Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas, based on the television show The Jerry Springer Show. ... Stephen Steve John Coogan (born 14 October 1965) is an English actor, impressionist, and comedian. ... Alan Gordon Partridge is a fictional television and radio presenter portrayed by English comedian Steve Coogan. ...


Despite his involvement in many facets of British comedy as a producer, writer and performer, Iannucci has remained relatively unknown amongst the British public. His projects include Smokehammer, a web-based project with Chris Morris, the short-lived topical satire Gash, as well as three programmes for BBC Radio 3, including Mobiles Off!, a 20-minute segment on classical concert-going etiquette. As well as television and radio work, he also wrote a book in 1997 entitled Facts and Fancies, compiling some articles from his newspaper columns, which was turned into a BBC Radio 4 series. A little-known radio series called Scraps With Iannucci followed late in 1998, in which Iannucci used his tape-fiddling skills to present a review of the year. BBC Radio 3 is a domestic UK BBC radio station, which devotes most of its schedule to classical music. ... BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of chiefly spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ...


More recently, Iannucci devised and produced The Thick of It, a political satire-cum-farce for BBC Four. It starred Chris Langham as an incompetent Cabinet minister being manipulated by a cynical Press Officer, played by Peter Capaldi and based on Tony Blair's former Press Secretary Alastair Campbell. It was described by critics on BBC Two's Newsnight Review as a modern-day counterpart to Yes Minister, which Iannucci had championed on the BBC's Britain's Best Sitcom competition. He has also participated as a panelist on Radio 4's The News Quiz, having produced the programme earlier in his career. The Thick of It is a British comedy television series, which satirises the inner workings of modern British government. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Christopher Langham (born 14 April 1949) is a British writer and comedian. ... Peter Capaldi as Mark Jenkins in Skins. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the CNN programme see NewsNight with Aaron Brown Newsnight is a British daily news analysis, current affairs and politics programme broadcast on weekdays at 10. ... Yes Minister is a satirical British sitcom written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn that was first transmitted by BBC television and radio between 1980 and 1984. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... Britains Best Sitcom was a poll conducted in 2003 and 2004 by the BBC to identify the United Kingdoms best situation comedy. ... The News Quiz is a topical comedy quiz broadcast on British radio BBC Radio 4. ...


In January 2006 he took the post of News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media at the University of Oxford,[1] where he has delivered a series of four lectures under the title "British Comedy — Dead Or Alive?", saying in his introduction to the series that "It used to be that you went to Oxford to get into comedy. Now you get into comedy to go to Oxford". News International is a British newspaper publisher owned by Rupert Murdochs News Corporation. ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ...


Iannucci has won two Sony Radio Awards and three British Comedy Awards. In 2003, he was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy. [1]. He was also subject of a 2006 edition of The South Bank Show. The Sony Radio Academy Awards (the Sonys), started in 1983, are some of the most prestigious awards in the British radio industry. ... The British Comedy Awards is an annual awards ceremony in the United Kingdom celebrating notable comedians and entertainment performances of the previous year. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The South Bank Show is a British television arts magazine show, presented by Melvyn Bragg and seen in over 60 countries — including Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Sweden and the USA. Its stated aim is to bring both high art and popular culture to a mass audience. ...


His newest television programme, Time Trumpet, was a spoof documentary shown on BBC 2 during Summer 2006. It followed a similar format to his earlier one-off programmes Clinton: His Struggle with Dirt and 2004: The Stupid Version in looking back on past events through highly edited clips and "celebrity" interviews, although this time was looking back on the present and near-future from the year 2031. One notable episode, featuring fictional terrorist attacks on London and the assassination of Tony Blair, was postponed and edited in August 2006 amid the terrorism scares in British airports at that time. The BBC was accused in some quarters of lacking backbone. [2] Time Trumpet is an announced upcoming television comedy series to air on BBC2 in Spring 2006. ... Police at the scene of one of the raids, on Forest Road, Walthamstow, London. ...


He has appeared on Radio 3 talking about classical music, one of his passions.


Filmography

Television

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Radio

On The Hour double cassette cover featuring Chris Morris, 1992. ... BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of chiefly spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... BBC Radio Scotland is BBC Scotlands national radio network, broadcasting since 1976 on 92-95 FM and 810 medium wave. ... This page redirects from Radio 1. See Radio 1 (disambiguation). ... The News Quiz is a topical comedy quiz broadcast on British radio BBC Radio 4. ... BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of chiefly spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... Quote. ... BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of chiefly spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... Loose Talk was a chat show broadcast on Channel 4 in 1983. ... The Mary Whitehouse Experience was a UK topical comedy show, both on radio and TV, in the late 80s/early 90s. ... The 99p Challenge is a spoof panel game originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4. ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... A BBC Radio comedy series starring Stewart Lee and Richard Herring, and narrated by Tom Baker as the titular character, Lionel Nimrod, a comically exaggerated version of Baker himself. ... Desert Island Discs is a long-running BBC Radio 4 programme. ... BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of chiefly spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... Week Ending. ... BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of chiefly spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ...

Bibliography

Print

  • Alan Partridge: Every Ruddy Word by Steve Coogan, Peter Baynham, Armando Iannucci, Patrick Marber (Michael Joseph, 2003) ISBN 0-7181-4678-6
  • Facts and Fancies (Michael Joseph, 1997) ISBN 0-7181-3951-8
  • Weekly newspaper column in The Observer

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Audiobooks

  • Facts and Fancies (BBC Audiobooks, 1998) ISBN 0-563-55756-7
  • I'm Alan Partridge: Knowing Me, Knowing Yule (BBC Audiobooks, 1998) ISBN 0-563-55763-X
  • Knowing Me, Knowing You...: With Alan Partridge: Complete Series (BBC Audiobooks, 1995) CD ISBN 0-563-38896-X, cassette ISBN 0-563-38891-9

References

  1. ^ University of Oxford, 2005. "Armando Iannucci to lecture at Oxford on British comedy"

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