Armando Iannucci OBE is acclaimed as one of the most influential comedy writers and producers in Britain.
He wrote and directed the BAFTA winning shows I’m Alan Partridge and The Thick Of It, as well as fronting his own satirical shows The Friday Night Armistice for BBC 2, and The Armando Iannucci Shows for Channel 4.
His spoof news show The Day Today (with Chris Morris) led to him winning the unique Special Jury British Comedy Award, in recognition of his distinctive contribution to radio and television comedy.
His famous British comedy television series, The Thick Of It was bestowed with three awards at the 2010 BAFTAs, including the award for Situation Comedy.
Armando’s feature film In the Loop premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Utah in 2009. Directed by Armando, co-written with Jesse Armstrong and starring Peter Capaldi and the late James Gadolfini. The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 82nd Academy Awards.
Armando is also the creator of the award-winning HBO political satire Veep.
Armando Iannucci is available for after-dinner speaking, hosting and facilitating.
His witty style, sharp sense of humour and extensive corporate experience make him perfect for any event.
His abilities range from hosting an intellectual, political debate to giving an amusing speech about media and film, drawing on knowledge from his very own Oscar nominated In The Loop.
As well as the obvious comedy themes that he can consider for an audience, Armando also enjoys giving speeches that can, while staying light, take on more serious themes.
In the past, he has spoken about Europe, Classical music, therapy, the arts and the future of Television, to name but a few.
Armando’s vast experience in the corporate frame includes hosting conferences for Microsoft and BT, speaking for Samaritans, Royal TV Society, Deutsche Bank, Energis, The Treasury, the staff of the House of Commons, Scottish Business groups and MI5! He has also presented Awards for Advertising Industry, PPA Magazine Subscription, ACE Press Awards, Hedge Fund of Funds, Incentive Travel and Meetings Industry, Security Excellence Awards, and Building Communities Awards.