Introducing our host Richard Ayoade


Richard Ayoade is a multi-award-winning comedian, actor, writer, director and television presenter.

He is best known for his role in the Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd, for which he won the 2014 Bafta for Best Male Comedy Performance, and for his role in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace. He has directed two feature films – Submarine (2010) and The Double (2013) – as well as various music videos for bands.

Richard often appears on comedy panel shows and has starred in comedy hits such as The Mighty Boosh, Nathan Barley and Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy. He presented Channel 4’s factual show Gadget Man and currently fronts Travel Man and the revival of The Crystal Maze.

He has written two books, Ayoade on Ayoade (2014) and The Grip of Film (2017).


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