Hugh Laurie Returns to Comedy, Joins Veep

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09:  Actor Hugh Laurie attends Walt Disney Studios' 2014 New York Comic Con presentations of "Big Hero 6" and "Tomorrowland" at the Javits Convention Center on Thursday October 9, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Disney)
Photo: Stephen Lovekin/2014 Getty Images

Veep has added one more accomplished funny person to its cast of accomplished funny people, as TVLine reports that Hugh Laurie has signed on for a recurring role in the show’s fourth season. Neither Laurie nor HBO has said anything about his role; though it seems likely he’ll play the new veep, we would pay at least three pound sterling to see him play a scheming prime minister. Anyway, look at Tony Hale’s tweet below, and try to determine whether Laurie looks more presidential, ministerial, or even senatorial.

Hugh Laurie Is Joining Veep