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 fronting nine series of the popular Channel 4 programme Travel Man.

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 such as Big Fat Quiz of the Year, has guest presented Have I Got News For You and has starred in comedy hits such as The Mighty Boosh and Nathan Barley.

Richard presented Channel 4’s factual show Gadget Man and currently presents the revival of The Crystal Maze.

Richard has written a number of books, including The Book That No One Wanted to Read (2023), Ayoade On Top (2019), Ayoade on Ayoade (2014) and The Grip of Film (2017).


“Richard was a pleasure to work with!”

XTX Market’s Staff Quiz

Richard’s opening was outstanding and went down VERY well.

NHBC Awards January 2024

They absolutely loved him and are hugely grateful for everything he did. Thanks also for your superb guidance throughout, always brilliant and wonderfully reassuring

Annual Welsh Contact Centre Awards 2022

Richard was amazing and everyone watching from home absolutely loved him! He was honestly such a pleasure to work with and totally hilarious.

British Arrow Awards 2021

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