“It’s the weird thing about comedy,” [Tony] Roche said. “It’s sort of like boxing. You’re constantly throwing punches, and you might have one really big punch that everyone remembers—the really funny moment—but you’re trying to soften them up the whole time: joke, joke, joke, joke.”
“Whereas drama’s two people in a boxing ring just looking at each other,” Armando Iannucci said.
— From The New Yorker’s profile of Armando Iannucci, which estimates that the f-word is used in his new show Veep “two hundred and fifty times in the first eight episodes.” Also, interesting talk about his process and how he creates an “exhausted, lived-in” look of “panic” in his actors.