Giggling at the Gulag

“The Death of Stalin” turns tyranny into comedy

Foreign Policy
Mar 8, 2018 · 6 min read
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A still from “The Death of Stalin.” (IFC Films)

By Daniel Witkin

One might assume that the creator of the hit TV series Veep would find the Donald Trump era promising, if only for professional reasons. Yet Armando Iannucci has been vocally unenthusiastic about the 45th U.S. president’s comedic potential. “What can you do and say that hasn’t already been said and done…

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