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HBO’s ‘Veep’ Not So Funny, Says Real White House Staffer

Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- A White House insider is not all that impressed with the humor in HBO’s satirical show, Veep, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show features Julia Louis-Dreyfus as fictional Vice President Selina Meyer, with the action set around her staffers.

The comedy was created by Armando Iannucci, who was behind the political movie In The Loop. But a real-life staffer for Vice President Joe Biden tells THR, “It would have been more water cooler conversation-inspiring if it had been funnier.” The insider’s review continued, “The show gets the D.C. personalities right, but it has what’s funny about the VP all wrong.”

The source also notes that the true comedy lies in the fact that the VP position has enormous power and yet no real power at all.

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