Comedy legends Norman Lear
and Carol Burnett
presented Emmy award for best comedy series, which went for the third time to “Veep
” — a comedy legend in its own right.
HBO’s political satire sealed its third consecutive best comedy series win. The series stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus
as the scheming, amoral politician Selina Meyer, a former vice president and president, and her coterie of handlers and political strategists.
“I’m out of a job,” said “Veep
” showrunner David Mandel
, referring to the fact that the show will end after its seventh season in 2018.
Mandel also said the show had considered an impeachment storyline, but were afraid “somebody else might get to it first.”
Mandel brought the show’s massive team and cast onstage, and also thanked the show’s creator and former showrunner Armando Iannucci
Louis-Dreyfus also set a new Emmy record with six consecutive wins for the same role.
” was this year’s most nominated comedy