15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About ‘Veep’

  
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HBO’s political satire starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, and Anna Chlumsky follows the day to day White House activities of Vice President and then President Selina Meyer. Her team of attention-seeking misfits puts her campaign for President in jeopardy and often results in hilarity. Whether it’s conflict in the Middle East, a data breach or sex scandal, somehow the Meyer team keeps Selina in the oval office. Veep has won numerous awards including the Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Comedy Series, and the TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. You may be an avid watcher and a fan of the comedy, but there are probably some things you didn’t know about this great comedy. Find out 15 things you probably didn’t know about Veep:

15. The Emmys

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Selina) won an Emmy in 2013 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comdey Series. Tony Hale (Gary), who plays Selina’s bag-man, fed Louis-Dreyfus lines during her acceptance speech, replicating Selina and Gary’s interactions on Veep. Louis-Dreyfus is the only actress to accept an Emmy for three different comedies, as she was also awarded an Emmy for Seinfeld and The New Adventures of Old Christine.

Photo by REX

Photo by REX

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14. A Little Improv

While filming Veep, the actors are encouraged to improvise and make the show funnier. The gags that work are then incorporated into the final cut.

Patrick Harbron / © HBO / Courtesy: Everett Collection

Patrick Harbron / © HBO / Courtesy: Everett Collection

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