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Armando Giovanni Iannucci (born 1963) is a diminutive Scottish comedian of Italian descent whose playfulness with words and blend of observational neuroses, surrealist whimsy and biting satire has earned him a cult following and numerous plaudits.

Co-produced and co-wrote the award-winning radio news satire On The Hour and its critically acclaimed television adaptation The Day Today. Most recently he has co-produced and written the award-winning political satire The Thick of It and developed the American transplant of the show, Veep.

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Despite these accomplishments, Iannucci's most popular creation remains hapless TV presenter Alan Partridge, created with comedian Steve Coogan as a minor character in On The Hour and spun off into a number of popular TV series, including Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, I'm Alan Partridge and Anglian Lives.

Is a close friend and occasional writing partner of fellow British satirist Chris Morris.

He received an OBE in 2012; his response was "I just hope it's not an attempt by the government to stop me because that's not going to happen".


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