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'The Daily Show,' by 'Veep' Creator Armando Iannucci
I've always been a big fan of The Daily Show – we get it a day late in England, but it doesn't matter. I'm just so amazed by its consistency. They don't go for the easy laughs but actually make satire about issues and arguments rather than just "this guy looks funny" – although it's always funny when they do a joke about a guy looking funny. The Daily Show inspired me to do The Thick of It, the precursor to Veep. I gather people 16 to 24 say they get a lot of their news from The Daily Show, which is a good recommendation, yet deeply worrying.