Richard Ayoade

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

Richard 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 has also starred in comedy hits such as The Mighty BooshNathan Barley and Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy. He often appears on comedy panel shows and was team captain on Was It Something I Said?.

Richard presents the factual shows Gadget Man and its spin-off Travel Man and the revival of The Crystal Maze.

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


The event was a success, no small part thanks to Richard who we think definitely over delivered on what we were expecting! Hope to work with you guys again on another project in the future.

Merge Documentary Launch 2017 - PHD UK

He’s the IT Crowd uber-geek who has been labelled the ‘coolest man in London’.

The Guardian