TELESCOPE Find international film
Browse All Films

Advanced Options

 

The Armando Iannucci Shows

✭ ✭ ✭ ✭   Read critic reviews

United Kingdom

2001-2001

1 seasons • Completed

Creator Armando Iannucci

Starring Armando Iannucci, Stephen Mangan

Genre Comedy

Play Trailer
No Trailer
 
Add to watchlist
Add to my Watchlist

The Armando Iannucci Shows is a series of eight programmes directed by Armando Iannucci and written by Iannucci with Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil. It was shown on UK's Channel 4 from September to October 2001. Each episode focused on specific themes relating to human nature and existentialism, around which Iannucci would weave a series of surreal sketches and monologues. Recurring themes in the episodes are the superficiality of modern culture, our problems communicating with each other, the mundane nature of working life and feelings of personal inadequacy and social awkwardness. Several characters also make repeat appearances in the shows, including the East End thug, who solves every problem with threats of violence; Hugh, an old man who delivers surreal monologues about what things were like in the old days; and Iannucci's barber, who is full of nonsensical anecdotes. Iannucci has been quoted as saying it is the comedy series he is most proud of making. He told The Metro in April 2007 "The Armando Iannucci Show [sic] on Channel 4 came out around 9/11, so it was overlooked for good reasons. People had other things on their minds. But that was the closest to me expressing my comic outlook on life."

X

We hate to say it, but we can't find anywhere to view this film.

Let me know when this film becomes available

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?

Be the first to comment about this film.

WHAT ARE CRITICS SAYING?

USERS WHO LIKED THIS FILM ALSO LIKED

Chinese movie from 2000: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Ang Lee
2000 Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA
X
German movie from 2006: The Lives of Others

The Lives of Others

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
2006 Germany
X