UK film and television writer Jesse Armstrong penned some of the most critically praised comedy series of the late '90s and 2000s, including "Peep Show" (Channel, 4, 2003-2015) and Armando Ianucci's "The Thick of It" (BBC Four, 2005-2012), as well as its Oscar-nominated spin-off feature, "In the Loop" (2009). The Shropshire native met his writing partner, Sam Bain, while the pair attended college in Manchester, England, and began penning scripts for television in the late '90s. An unsold pilot caught the attention of comedy team David Mitchell and Robert Webb, who tapped the pair to create a TV project for them. "Peep Show," which spoofed hidden camera shows, reality television and the self-obsessed nature of twenty-somethings, quickly established them as up-and-coming television writers, and led to additional work on radio and in features, as well as solo projects for Armstrong. His work with Ianucci on the devastating political satire "The Thick of It" led to not only the feature spin-off but also work on the American series "Veep" (HBO, 2012- ) and other movie` and TV efforts. Armstrong and Bain reunited in 2011 for "Fresh Meat" (Channel 4, 2011- ), which was soon followed by a comedy-drama series, "Babylon" (Channel 4, 2014- ) with Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle. The consistent high quality and humor of Armstrong's work with Bain and other major collaborators, as well as his work on "Veep," minted him as a rising figure in comedy entertainment on both sides of the Atlantic.