I had heard good things about HBO's political comedy, Veep, starring Seinfeld alum Julia Louise-Drefuys as Vice President Selina Meyers and finally started watching the inaugural season during the real-time fourth season. I am hard on comedies and have few that I watch regularly, but I was pleasantly surprised to find a well-written ensemble cast that clocked an astounding amount of jokes into less than a half hour. As with most quality TV shows this must be largely due to the show runner, in this case, Amardo Iannuci, who scripted a similar show in England called In The Thick of It, which was adapted for the screen in the excellent 2009 film In The Loop. As much as I like Dreyfus in this role, and she is indeed great as the straight talking, privileged divorcee and aloof mother who has blind ambition, it has an amazing cast of characters all of whom bring something to their roles. Then again, perhaps, it's just the writing. Here's a short list of some of the most important supporting actors: Tony Hale plays the fawning "body man (personal assistant)" Gary Walsh, Anna Chumsly is the uptight, under-appreciated Amy Booker Chief of Staff, Matt Walsh is the hilariously inept Press Secretary Mike McClintock, Reid Scott is the Machiavellian amoral Dan Egan, Deputy Director of Communications, and last but not least is the creepy, arrogant Timothy Simmons aka Jonah Ryan, White House Liaison to the Vice President. There are really too many recurring characters who nail it to list here in all four seasons. Do yourself a favor and get on board for Veep, one of the best comedies around.