According to a new study, HBO’s ‘Veep’ is probably the funniest show on television. ‘Veep’ is HBO’s political comedy series, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, set in the office of Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President, and subsequent President, of the United States. The series was created by Armando Iannucci, who created the British political comedy series The Thick of It, and also wrote and directed that series’ film spin-off In the Loop(2009), all of which feature the same writing staff.
Now, the same writers have accomplished an incredible front. After a recent study, VEEP has the most jokes per minute than any other half-hour comedy show.
Veep crams more jokes into a half hour than any other show currently on television and perhaps more than most actual Presidential administrations likely can cover in two terms. With that in mind, we decided to see if we could calculate just what Veep’sJoke Per Minute total (or JPM) is.
One episode had over one hundred jokes with 3.81 jokes per minute.
‘Veep’ has received critical acclaim and won several major awards. It has been nominated three years in a row for thePrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, its second season won the Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Comedy Series, and its third season won the TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. It joins The Office, 30 Rock, and Modern Family as the only comedy series since 2000 to win awards from both the Screen Actors Guild and the Writers Guild of America in the same year. Louis-Dreyfus has won three consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards, oneScreen Actors Guild Award, two Critics’ Choice Television Awards and one Television Critics Association Award for her performance.
Read the full article and study by Den of Geek here.