There are few comedic geniuses out there quite like Armando Iannucci. Though while the majority of his work comes on the smaller screen, he’s back directing a cinematic endeavour, satirising and making a complete and utter farce out of the death of Soviet Union dictator Stalin – and the results, as expected, are hilarious.

We had the pleasure of sitting down with the Scotsman to discuss the project, and how each and every character are just so reprehensible. We spoke about the similarities to the Trump era of politics, and whether he feels the current POTUS may also be ripe for parody in years to come. Such is the sheer absurdity of modern, Western politics we asked Iannucci whether he feels writing satire, such as Veep and The Thick of It is becoming almost impossible, and we couldn’t resist but ask about the future of Alan Partridge, soon returning to the BBC as the ‘voice of Hard Brexit’.

Watch the full interview below…


The Soviet dictator lives out his final days, and chaos erupts after his death.

The Death of Stalin is released on October 20th, and you can read our 5* review of the film here.