For over a score of years, The Idler has been a go to UK magazine and online education source. In these times of live-streamed everything, they’re having a series of roundtable discussions, done remotely of course, with various luminaries from several different corners of expertise.
This particular edition of the Drink with The Idler is great interest to us because it features one of the great comedic minds of our time, Armando Iannucci. Iannucci created Veep, The Thick of It, and Avenue 5 and helmed such films as In The Loop and Death of Stalin. He also just happens to be one of the few people who has given a lecture on comedy to a national intelligence agency.
Iannucci will be the guest to the Idler’s Tom Hodgkinson and will be joined by producer Peter Fincham and writer/philosopher Mark Vernon and we’re thoroughly curious what the discussion will bring especially in regards to comedy and perhaps how Armando might touch upon it in future projects.
This edition of A Drink with the Idler is set for Thurs. May 21st 10AM PT. You can join the live-stream for free, so long as you RSVP here.