Armando Iannucci - Quotes

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Never underestimate the intelligence of the audience; make good programmes, and they will come.

Never underestimate the intelligence of the audience; make good programmes, and they will come.

I am an optimist even though I am told everything I do is negative and cynical. ---->>>

The busier you are, the less time you have to make decisions. ---->>>

I started quite young at school, compering a charity event at an old people's home. I would do stand up and impressions and enjoyed the laughter. It's very addictive. It's a lovely sensation to say something and hear a whole room laugh. ---->>>

I find it an easy way into writing pieces is to think what the character's voice is like, and start from there. ---->>>

Joe Biden is that special combination of someone who is very talented and influential, but when he starts speaking, there's inevitably going to be headlines written about something he said. ---->>>

I assume everyone around me is older because they look more responsible. ---->>>

Governments, whether right or left, have become commissioners-in-chief, nudging and cajoling networks into preferred business models without the slightest sensitivity or awareness of what the public wants or the TV industry is capable of. ---->>>

I hate the idea of labels and saying you are member of one party or another and signing up to all sorts of policies that you don't have a view on or don't believe in. Because I'm not a politician, I don't have to be consistent in what I say and how I behave. ---->>>

When I started off, I always used to do parodies and impressions, mimicking people... and then institutions. You become aware that some institutions have their own language. You almost define yourself by how you speak. ---->>>

When I'm making something, I've always felt in charge and therefore able to call the shots. But what you've got to do is stop that turning into arrogance or despotism! ---->>>

There is still an element of the BBC that feels it is somehow wrong, or it will be open to criticism, if it makes more money. ---->>>

When you do a movie as opposed to a TV show, it's always tempting to think everything has to be big and exaggerated and spectacular. And in fact, a lot of the funniest comedy films have been very intimate. ---->>>

I briefly thought of becoming a priest but quickly saw that would be ridiculous. ---->>>

I refuse to work evenings or weekends. If a script sees my character meeting for dinner, I put a line through the words and make them meet for lunch. ---->>>

My 11-year-old thinks I'm cool because he watches things I've made on YouTube. ---->>>

The last thing I want to do is use my comedy as a partisan tool or as a method for preaching. ---->>>


Nationality: Scottish
Born: 11-28, 1963
Occupation: Writer

Armando Giovanni Iannucci, OBE (; born 28 November 1963) is a Scottish satirist, writer, television director, and radio producer. Born in Glasgow, Iannucci studied at the University of Glasgow and the University of Oxford, leaving graduate work on a PhD about John Milton to pursue a career in comedy (wikipedia)