Comedy actor Richard Ayoade is an icon of British popular culture. Having spent over two decades in the spotlight as a presenter, writer, author and actor, Ayoade has become internationally recognised as an effortlessly hilarious performer. Whether you know him from his early work on The Mighty Boosh or his more recent appearances as the presenter of the revamped The Crystal Maze, Ayoade is well loved across generations for his high profile career in the media. At events, Ayoade brings the same versatility as is evident in his career, able to be a hilarious host, star comic or entertaining after dinner speaker.
Best known for his involvement with the original radio series ‘The Boosh’ and later work as an actor andscript editor on ‘The Mighty Boosh’, Ayoade first rose to prominence as a comedy actor in 2000. An instant hit with audiences, Ayoade found himself in high demand and landed a role on Channel 4’s The IT Crowd, where he played a hilariously awkward technician, a character he is revered for over a decade since it’s debut. Ayoade has never been far from our screens since his step into stardome, and alongside a number of films and television series, he has also gained a reputation as a popular presenter and panelist on shows like: The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Gadget Man and Have I Got News For You?
Showing undeniable talent and commitment to the creative arts, Ayoade has been deservedly recognised with a number of awards throughout his career. For his starring role in The IT Crowd he won the BAFTA for Best Male Comedy Performer, and the Best Comedy Series at the International Emmy Awards. Equally respected for his writing, Ayoade won the Best Screenplay at the British Independent Film Awards in 2011 for his comedy drama series Submarine.
A hugely versatile creative, Ayoade has also worked extensively on projects behind the camera. From directing music videos for the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend and Kasabian to writing three books, the most recent being ‘Ayoade on Top’, his presence in the industry is unrivalled. At events, Ayoade will share his talent, humour and experiences with audiences and as an instantly recognisable star across platforms, he will leave a long lasting impression and ensure the occasion is a roaring success.
How to hire Richard Ayoade
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