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Winner of two Sony awards and three British comedy awards, the Scottish born writer, director, producer and performer Armando Iannucci’s after dinner speeches are as irreverent, eloquent and hilarious as the programmes he has created and it is clear why the Observer labelled him one of the 50 funniest acts in British Comedy.
"Armando, many thanks for an excellent evening. It was pitched just right, was excellently researched and made a great ‘impromptu’ moment for us."
Odeon Cinemas Annual Dinner
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Armando Iannucci 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’ (starring Steve Coogan) and the political comedy ‘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.
Armando's feature film 'In the Loop' premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Directed by Armando, co-written with Jesse Armstrong and starring Peter Capaldi and James Gandolfini it is a fast-paced film about Britain and America's special relationship in the lead-up to a war no one seems to be able to stop. Despite a limited release the film secured the eighth highest place in the UK box office in its opening week. In 2006 he took the post of Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media at the University of Oxford, where he has delivered a series of lectures under the title “British Comedy – dead or alive?”
Armando's numerous after dinner appearances have included engagements for: Deutsche Bank and Disney. He has hosted awards evenings for: The ITMA Awards, Retail Building Awards and The Architecture Awards.
"He was genuinely well received – by the end [Armando] had the audience whipped up into a mild frenzy with his sharp, intelligent sense of humour."
Production Company, SMMT Awards
"I just wanted to thank you, [Armando], for speaking at our dinner last week. We received great feedback from delegates who attended the dinner, so thank you for coming along and for being so entertaining"
National Housing Federation Leader’s Forum