Gather round. Alan Partridge and Malcolm Tucker are BACK to square off in a glorious Brexit grudge match. And the only place you’ll find these two great British treasures going head-to-head is in Monday’s Big Issue, below, guest edited by cultural and comedy behemoth Armando Iannucci.
Here, the creator of The Thick of It, The Day Today, I’m Alan Partridge and Veep – who caused internet raptures when he teased the Tucker v Partridge return earlier this week – explains more…
“I wanted to devote this week’s Big Issue to urging everyone to tear down barriers and prejudices, and engage with people and ideas coming from a point of view different to their own,” Iannucci says. “But then that felt too hopelessly ambition at a time when we just need laughs, so I’ve asked people to be funny as well.
“One of the UK’s greatest comedy exports to America, John Oliver, discusses how he deals with Donald Trump on a weekly basis, the stars of This Country take on fake news, Ian Martin tries to lure you into classical music, Stewart Lee pleads for fatbergs, and Susan Calman tells us why she’s sorry she never embraced disco sooner.
“For proper debate, I’m pleased we’ve persuaded two media heavyweights, Alan Partridge and Malcolm Tucker, to discuss Brexit to the death.