This one comes via Crikey. It's a presentation by British comedy legend Armando Iannucci, the man behind The Thick of It (featuring the noxious and obnoxious Malcolm Tucker) and more recently a US series called Veep, which just won star Julia Louis-Dreyfus an Emmy. Iannucci was in Australia this week for an Institute of Public Administration conference to talk about modern politics and spin-doctoring:

But because it's a long weekend and normal blogging won't resume until Tuesday, here's a little something extra. Jerry Seinfeld's new online series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is not terribly political in nature, though in this episode, featuring comedy royalty Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, you do hear Seinfeld and Brooks talk about the political subtext inThe Producers. But really, that's a side note. The whole clip is just utterly charming and hilarious, and I can't resist sharing it.