This politician laughed so hard at 'Veep' that it nearly killed him

This politician laughed so hard at 'Veep' that it nearly killed him

In a panic, he jumped out of his seat and hit his head on a granite countertop in his Brisbane kitchen, knocking himself unconscious briefly and breaking his glasses.

During last year's general election down under, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's Liberal Party used a phrase that was nearly identical to an election slogan employed by Louis-Dreyfus's Selina Meyer in Veep - one chosen to be deliberately "hollow and oxymoronic".

Once news of Perrett's experience began going viral, his story eventually made its way to "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who took to Twitter to admit she was a bit incredulous: "I mean, c'mon, I'm actually having a hard time believing it", she tweeted.

He admits the one-liner which sent his laughter into overdrive was the scene where Veep character Jonah is caught shaving his head in order to trick people he still suffers from cancer. "But the real question is - what episode?", she wrote.

Perret responded: " Episode One in this new series. "Some rice went down my airway and I started coughing and choking and laughing at the same time", he said. Where Jonah has the close shave.

@GrahamPerrettMP @DrDayaSharma @James_Jeffrey Well, thank you very much.


Mr Perrett responded to confirm it happened, adding: 'Pure gold, your highness!'

"Veep" showrunner David Mandel told Buzzfeed he apologized to Perrett and to Australia. I was knocked out for a second or so and there was blood everywhere.

Veep, created by Armando Iannucci, is in its sixth season on Sky Atlantic.

Responding to reports of the accident, co-star Timothy Simons tweeted: 'Hahahahahahaha oh my god, oh my god'.

Veep, created by British satirist Armando Iannucci, is a USA political satire which evolved from Iannucci's British sitcomThe Thick Of It. Veep is in its sixth season, but Iannucci has said he's unlikely to make any more as real U.S. politics now defy satire.

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